Deceased Priests

The following is a list of deceased priests who have served in the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.

Recently Deceased

  • Rev Mgr Paul Simms ( 01/07/1926 - 03/04/2017). Fr Paul was ordained a priest on 22 July 1951.
  • Fr Brian Bailey (13/09/1934 - 17/06/2016). Fr Brian was ordained a priest on 18 July 1965. 
  • Fr Ron Pickin (31/05/1933 - 22/4/2015). Fr Ron was ordained a priest on 18 July 1964.
  • Fr Jim Saunders (10/03/1936 - 23/4/2015). Fr Jim was ordained a priest on 22 May 1963.
  • Fr John Woods (25/11/1935 - 04/-7/2015). Fr John was ordained as a priest on15 July 1961.
  • Fr John Gahan (06/06/38 - 20/09/2015). Fr John was ordained on 15 August 1970.
  • Fr Michael Dargen (12/04/1922 - 28/10-2015). Fr Michael was ordained a priest on 15 July 1961.

Necrology

JANUARY

6 Rev Patrick McCormack d. 1951
7 Rev Patrick Davoren
Rev James Fletcher
d. 1975
d. 2006
10 * Rev James Hennebry d. 1935
11 Rev Joseph O'Donohue
Rev Patrick Healy
d. 1945
d. 1903
15 Rev Gerard Patrick Youll
Rev Colin Barker
d. 1969
d. 2002
17 Rev Thomas Cronin d. 1971
18 Rev Joseph Kelly d. 1917
21 Rev Thomas Purtell d. 1967
22 Rev Patrick O'Quinlivan
Rev Rory O'Moore
d. 1869
d. 1944
24 Rev John Lavery d. 1998
25 Rev Cornelis Petrus Martens d. 1984
29 Rev Daniel Linehan d. 1997

FEBRUARY

Rev Michael John Hanrahan  d. 1988 
Rev Robert O'Shea d. 1940
Rev James Hanly
* Rev John O'Connor
d. 1895
d. 1940
Rev Philip Ryan  d. 1980
10  Rev John Jensen  d. 1967
11  Rev James Kelly  d. 1912
13  Rev James Costello  d. 1932
14  Rev Alexander McDonnell  d. 1945
16  Rev Thomas Mulcahy  d. 1969
17  Rev John Lynch  d. 1884
18  Rev James Meagher  d. 1927
19  Rev John Curran
Rev Edward Jordan
d. 1942
d. 2002
21 Rev Patrick Corcoran  d. 1929
22 Rev Hugh Cullen
Rev Peter Cogan
d. 1925
d. 1935
25 Rev Barry O'Hearn
Rev Hugh O'Neill
d. 2001
d. 1896

MARCH

Rev John Kavanagh  d. 1937
Most Rev Edmund Gleeson  d. 1956
Rev John O'Flynn  d. 1939
Rev Patrick Carey  d. 1949
Rev Florence McAuliffe  d. 1921
12  Rev Harry Cressy  d. 2001
16  Rev James Joseph Morrissey  d. 1969
20  Rev Joseph Philip Bernasconi
Rev David Joseph Gooud
d. 1967
d. 2003 
21  Rev John Foley  d. 1913
23  Rev Patrick Grace  d. 1953
27  Rev William Hourigan  d. 1964
28  Most Rev Patrick Dwyer
Rev Edward Quinn
d. 1931 
d. 1965

APRIL

3 Rev Mgr Paul Simms d. 2017
Very Rev Vincent Casey  d. 2010 
10  Rev Patrick Hand  d. 1910
12  Rev Patrick Hallinan  d. 2009
13  Rev Leo Daniel Driscoll  d. 1987
15  Rev M.ichael Dwyer OSB
Rev Michael Barron
d. 1884
d. 1876
18  Rev James Thomas Walsh  d. 1959
19  Rev Thomas Hayes 
Rev Harold Campbell
d. 1976
d. 2008
20  Rev Patrick Magennis  d. 1866
21  Rev Patrick Cullen  d. 1921
22  Rev John Tierney
Rev Thomas Lynam
Rev Ron Pickin
d. 1896
d. 1992
d. 2015
23  Rev John Patrick Kelly
Rev James Saunders 
d. 1951
d. 2015
24  Rev Edmund Mahony  d. 1845
25 Rev James McGough
Rev Thomas Darcy
d. 1910
d. 1910
28 Rev John Quinn  d. 1988
29 Rev James Flynn  d. 1908

MAY

Rev Patrick Finn  d. 1932
Rev Peter Williams  d. 2012
Rev John Rigney  d. 1903
11  Rev Eugene Luckie  d. 1883
15  Rev John Delaney  d. 1990
16  Most Rev Charles Davis  d. 1854
18  Rev John Upton  d. 1953
20  Rev Patrick Lynch  d. 1892
21  Rev William Morrissey  d. 1940
24  Rev James Gleeson  d. 1939
28  Rev Daniel Aherne  d. 1909
30  Rev Patrick Murphy
Rev Martin O'Connor
d. 1907
d. 1951 

JUNE

Rev Cornelius Coghlan OP  d. 1872
Most Rev Leo Clarke
Rev John O'Carroll
d. 2006
d. 1896
Rev Gerard Flatley  d. 1996
Rev Bernard McCosker  d. 1968
Rev Patrick Joseph Dunne  d. 2006
10  Rev Michael Farrelly
Rev Francis Coffey
Rev Laurence O'Dwyer
* Rev John Murray
d. 1962
d. 1973
d. 2008
d. 1946
13  Rev John Joseph Barry  d. 1989
16  Rev Jeremiah Morrissey
Rev Patrick Duggan
Rev Brian Gibbons
Rev George Nugent
d. 1896
d. 1965
d. 2010
d. 2012 
17  Rev Brian Bailey d. 2016 
18  Rev Constance Fontaine
Rev Thomas Meagher
d. 1902
d. 1902
20  Very Rev Daniel Forde  d. 1980
28  Rev Joseph O'Carroll
Rev Michael Forde
d. 1869
d. 1937

JULY

4 Rev John Woods d. 2015
Rev Francis Kilgallin
Rev Michael O'Dwyer 
Rev Joseph Clare 
Rev Anthony Stace 
d. 1953
d. 1979
d. 2000
d. 2007
Rev John Alfred Newton  d. 1979 
Most Rev James Murray
Rev James Hughes
d. 1909
d. 1996 
14  Rev Peter Roche  d. 1935
15  Rev Patrick Kenyon  d. 1870
16  Rev Henry Ward  d. 1957
21  Rev Roland Smyth  d. 1997
22  Very Rev Roger Kennedy  d. 1994
25  Rev Peter Meagher
Rev John Burke
Rev Brian Walsh
d. 1924
d. 1995
d. 2002
28  Very Rev Patrick Cotter  d. 2007
31  Rev Horace Whibberley  d. 1951

AUGUST

Rev Maurus O'Connell OSB  d. 1901
Rev Michael Bourke  d. 1982
13  Rev William Sullivan
Rev Thomas Rogers
Rev Patrick Flynn
d. 1921
d. 1923
d. 2004
16  Rev Austin Hayes  d. 2005
19  Rev Terence Sylvester  d. 2004
21  Rev Harry Fenton
Rev Philip Purcell
d. 2001
d. 2007
23  Rev Florence Richard Ryan  d. 1971
26  Rev Cornelius McAuliffe
Rev Patrick Joseph Flanagan
Rev James Brennan 
d. 1937
d. 1972
d. 1979
27  Very Rev Francis Coolahan  d. 2000
29  Rev Clive Peter Damian Magill  d. 2013

SEPTEMBER

Rev Patrick Ryan  d. 1913
Rev Martin Kehoe  d. 1943
Rev Rene Cusse
Rev Edward Troy
d. 1866
d. 2002 
* Rev James O'Brien  d. 1940
Rev James O'Donnell  d. 1938 
Rev John Francis Kelly  d. 1966
11  Rev Peter Julian Brock  d. 2014
14  Rev Archibald McMullen  d. 1922
16  Rev John Kenney  d. 1886
20 Rev John Gahan d. 2015
21  Rev Mark Carlton  d. 1956
22  * Rev John Norris  d. 1947
24  Most Rev. John Toohey  d. 1975
27 Rev Bernard Murphy
Most Rev Ernest Tweedy
Rev Peter William Quirk 
d. 1863
d. 1965
d. 1991
28 Rev James Ryan  d. 1908
29 Rev Thomas English
Rev Matthew O'Donovan
d. 1895
d. 1999
30 Rev Tom Brennan  d. 2012

OCTOBER

Rev Patrick O'Regan
Rev Bertram Watson
d. 1928
d. 1947
11  Rev Bernard McKiernan
Rev James Thomas McNamara
Rev Martin Joseph Brennan
d. 1927
d. 1956
d. 1970 
12  Rev Eugene Sheehy  d. 1896
14  Rev Michael McAuliffe  d. 1938
15  Rev William Peters  d. 2000
17  Rev Patrick Helferty  d. 2001
18  Rev Robert Rugers  d. 1990
20  Rev Florence O'Donoghue  d. 1992
25  * Rev Thomas Hilly  d. 1945
27  Rev William O'Reilly  d. 1922
28 Rev Michael Dargen d. 2015
29  Rev Michael Keenan
Rev Michael Kiernan
d. 1928
d. 1939 
31  Rev Gregory Ross   d. 1997

NOVEMBER

Rev Thomas Kennedy  d. 2006
Rev Terence Hornery  d. 1997
Rev Thomas Cook  d. 1952
Rev Thomas.Gloster
Rev William Joseph Cantwell
d. 1969
d. 1984 
Very Rev Vincent Francis Dilley  d. 1984
Rev James Doran  d. 2002
10  Rev James O'Reilly 
Rev Cornelius O'Regan
d. 1916
d. 1943
12  Rev John Dunne
Rev Michael Ryan
d. 1867
d. 1887
13  Rev John Coady  d. 1959
14  Rev Denis Corrigan  d. 2013
19  Very Rev Francis O'Gorman
Rev John Marshall
d. 1935
d. 1956
22  Rev John O'Dwyer  d. 1973
27 Rev Bernard Kennedy  d. 1997
28 Very Rev Victor Francis Peters
Rev Michael Moylan
d. 1960
d. 1971

DECEMBER

Rev Lachlan Larkin  d. 1990
10  Rev Thomas Joseph O'Sullivan  d. 2003
11  Rev Michael John Fitzgerald  d. 1986
12  Rev Michael Matthews 
Rev Patrick O'Leary
d. 1882
d. 1898 
14  Rev Christopher Dowling OP  d. 1873
20  Rev Dermot Heffernan  d. 1973
21  Rev Edmund McGrath 
Rev Thomas Michael Purcell
d. 1919
d. 1978 
23  Rev Patrick Murtagh
Rev Norman Andrew Withnell
d. 1877
d. 1987 
26  Rev Thomas Quigley  d. 1957
28  Rev Thomas Nealon  d. 1913
29  Rev John O'Reilly  d. 1898
31  Rev James Garvey
Rev Joseph Walsh
d. 1884
d. 1993 

* buried at Sandgate Cemetary but did not serve as priests within the diocese.