Melbourne News

Vale Fr Daly

Wednesday 6 March 2013

FATHER John Daly PE died peacefully on 2 March 2013 at Nazareth House.

Father Daly was ordained on 8 June 1952 at St Patrick's, Carlow, Ireland and arrived in Melbourne in December 1952. Father Daly joined a long line of dedicated priests who came to Melbourne to assist in the rapidly developing Catholic community emerging from her Irish foundations to a diverse multicultural reality in a post WWII world. He, like so many, left his homeland with a sense of mission and deep faith in God's goodness.

Father Daly committed 60 years of his life to the priestly service of  the Catholic Church in Melbourne. He was Assistant Priest at the parishes of Glen Huntly, West St Kilda and Northcote, whereupon he then became Administrator. He was then appointed Parish Priest at Yea, Dandenong, North, Baiwyn, East Coburg, East Brighton and then was appointed to Frankston East Parish as Assistant Priest. Father Daly was appointed Pastor Emeritus in 1987 and resided at St Albans parish until 2007 when he moved to Justin Villa and later to Nazareth House.

The Pontifical Funeral Mass will be celebrated this week.

Where: Sacred Heart Church, St Albans
When: Thursday, 7 March 2013 at 11:00am.

Following light refreshments at the Parish, the cortege will leave for burial at the Priests' Crypt, Melbourne General Cemetery.