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Death of a Marist 3 rss

Fr (Patrick) John O’Neill SM(1)

October 31, 2019

Born in Fairlie, 19 September 1926
Professed, 4 February 1944
Ordained, 17 December 1950
Died in Wellington, 28 August 2019

John O’Neill was small of stature but large of intellect, a high achiever who led a humble and simple life; one who confidently engaged with political and educational leaders, but gave his life to teaching young people at school; an intellectual with two Masters degrees, one from Victoria University (NZ) and one from Cambridge University (UK), who happily lived a quiet religious life.… More

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Bishop Stuart O’Connell SM

Born in Wellington, 11 May 1935
Professed at Greenmeadows, 11 February 1956
Ordained priest in Lower Hutt, 27 July 1960,
Appointed bishop of Rarotonga, 8 November 1996
Ordained bishop, 22 February 1997
Died in Auckland, 2 August 2019

Stuart France O’Connell was born in Wellington and lived his early years in Lower Hutt.… More