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Locations: Sheffield, Finchley, London


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Donal Joseph McKenna, founder member and past president of Chichester Catenian Circle. aped 79. He was a grandson of Sir Joseph Neale McKenna. MP, and a descendant of St Oliver Plunket's family.

He was educated at Mount St Mary's College, Sheffield, and served in the Honourable Artillery Company from 1917 to 1919. He then worked as an oil executive in Venezuela until 1931, when he returned to England to run the Gordon Nurseries at Chichester.

Cyril Grobel, in Finchley, London, N, aged /5. He was a solicitor. former senior partner of C. Grobel. Son and Co. who acted for many Catholic religious orders. He was Mayor of Finchley 1945/6 and a former Grand President of the Catenian Association.

Professor Frank Sewell Bray In a London Hospital, aged 72 He was Senior Nuffield Research Fellow in the Cambridge University Department of Applied Economics, Stamp-Martin Professor of Accounting from 1952 to 1957. and was well known as an author of books and articles on_ accounting subjects.

' For more than 30 years he was a senior partner of Tansley Witt and Co, a firm of City chartered accountants.

For many years. Professor Bray acted as financial adviser to a number of dioceses and Catholic institutions. A member of the Churches Main Committee, he also served on Lord Goodman's Inquiry into Charity Law and Practice

He was a member of the Sovereign Order of Malta. and in recognition of his services to the Church, was created a Knight Commender. of the Order of St Gregory by Pope John XXIII in 1960

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