Guilfoyle, Merlin Joseph was born on July 15, 1908 in San Francisco, California, United States. Son of John Joseph and Teresa (Bassity) G. Student, St. Joseph’s College, Mountain View, California, 1925-1927, St. Patrick’s Seminary, Menlo Park, California, 1927-1933.
Student, St. Joseph’s College, Mountain View, Calif.
Ordained Priest Roman Catholic Church, 1933. Designated monsignor Domestic Prelate, by Pope Pius XI, 1949, consecrated auxiliary bishop, San Francisco, 1950. Pastor Mission Dolores Basilica, 1950-1970.
Military vicar Armed Forces, 1948, bishop of Stockton, California, 1970-1980.