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Doran, Patrick Joseph (Pat) (1859–1925)

The death occurred yesterday at Lewisham Hospital of the Ven. Archdeacon Doran, who for nearly fifty years had been parish priest in various western and south-western districts of New South Wales.

A native of West Maitland Archdeacon Doran was the second oldest son of the late Mr. Patrick Doran, of the Railway Department, Muswellbrook. He was educated at the denominational schools at West Maitland and Muswellbrook. In 1875 he joined the State Telegraph Department, and served at Glen Innes, Uralla, Tamworth, and Murrurundi. Five years later he joined St. Charles' Seminary, now known as St. Stanislaus College, Bathurst. He was ordained priest in 1886, and was attached to the Bathurst diocese. Until he was finally appointed to Canowindra he was attached to many of the parishes throughout the diocese, including Dubbo, Carcoar, Sofala, Hill End, and Cowra. During the last seventeen years he was parish priest at Canowindra. He was created archdeacon two years ago by the Bishop of Bathurst.

Archdeacon Doran, who was 60 years of age, is survived by three brothers and a sister, Messrs. Edward Doran (tramway traffic manager), Joseph Doran (Tempe tramway depot), and Denis Doran (traffic inspector, Railway Department), and Sister Lucy, of St. Joseph's Convent, Lochinvar. The remains to-night will be conveyed to Canowindra, where a requiem mass will be held at 11 o'clock tomorrow at St. Edward's Church. The funeral will take place immediately afterwards.

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