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Edward O'Brien (1817–1900)

Edward O'Brien, n.d.

Edward O'Brien, n.d.

On Thursday, at St. Mary's, North Sydney, the death took place of the Rev. Edward O'Brien, S.J., better known to a large number of country people as parish priest of Braidwood, Cooma, and afterwards of St. Benedict's, Sydney. In the latter charges he held the ecclesiastical dignity of dean. He was a venerable member of the clergy of the Roman Catholic Church in this archdiocese, being 82 years old at his death. When, some years ago, he retired from the charge of St. Benedict's, Dean O'Brien entered the Order of Jesus in Sydney, and lived at North Sydney. A man of worth and goodness of heart, he was in his country missions beloved by his own people and popular with other denominations, with whom he ever cultivated kindly relations. His remains, after a requiem mass at St. Mary's, North Sydney, yesterday, were committed to the earth at Gore Hill Cemetery. The arrangements were carried out by Mrs. Kirby and Son.

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Edward O'Brien, n.d.

Edward O'Brien, n.d.

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Tullow, Carlow, Ireland


25 January, 1900 (aged ~ 83)
North Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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