Page 12, 14th April 1939

14th April 1939
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Page 12, 14th April 1939 — Rev. Brother Benignus
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Rev. Brother Benignus

OVER SIXTY YEARS IN ORDER

The funeral took place on Tuesday of last week of the Rev. Brother Benignus, aged 82, for the past twenty-five years sacristan at St. Joseph's College, Beulah Hill, Upper Norwood.

Brother Benignus died suddenly after a heart attack.

His attachment to St. Joseph's went back as fru. as 1889 when he was for a few months at the old school at Tooting.

He was a Frenchman and entered the Order of the Brothers of the Christian Schools in May, 1876, and three years ago celebrated his diamond jubilee with the brothers. Twenty-two priests were at the college to congratulate him on thatridoary.

Prior to coming to St. Joseph's twenty-five years ago, Brother Benignus was stationed at Dreux, Normandy.

Representatives from the Brothers' schools at Ipswich, Southsea and Blackheath were present at the Requiem at the College on Tuesday. The Rev. F. Ellis, chaplain, celebrated.

The interment followed at Queen's Road Cemetery, Croydon. Brother Simon, director, and many of the community attended.




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