Melbourne News

Vale Fr Thomas Patrick Furey PE

Friday 19 April 2013

FATHER Thomas Patrick Furey PE died at Rice Village, Geelong this morning, 19 April 2013.
Father Tom served the Church in a very positive and pastorally enriching manner, giving fine example to both his brother priests and the community for over 48 years.
He was appointed Assistant Priest at the parishes of Doveton, Ascot Vale and Parkville, where he was involved with the Royal Melbourne Hospital, and then to Geelong, before being Administrator at South Yarra and then at Camberwell parish as Assistant Priest.
Fr Tom gave a year of important work at the Corpus Christi Seminary and was Parish Priest at West Heidelberg, Kealba and Meredith until his appointment as Chaplain to Rice Village. He was appointed Pastor Emeritus upon his retirement in 2005.
The Pontifical Funeral Mass was celebrated at St Mary of the Angels Basilica, Geelong on Friday 26 April 2013, 11am.

The Funeral Mass was followed by burial in the priests' section at Geelong Cemetery.