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Tuesday, July 19, 2011
AUSTRALIA: REST IN PEACE FR. GERARD RYAN- AGE 97
DIOCESE OF MELBOURNE RELEASE: Monday 18 July 2011
Fr Gerard Paul Ryan PE died at St Vincent’s Hospital, Fitzroy on Saturday 16 July.
Fr Ryan served the Church in a very positive and pastorally enriching manner, giving fine example to both his brother priests and the community for almost 72 years.
He was the founding parish priest of St Thomas the Apsotle Parish, Blackburn, and subsequently Parish Priest of St Kevin’s Parish, Ormond and St Brigid’s Parish, Greythorn. Fr Ryan was appointed Pastor Emeritus on 29 January 2008. Fr Ryan was in the 97th year of his age.
The Pontifical Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St Brigid’s Church, Greythorn on Friday 22 July 2011 at 10.30am. The burial will be held at the Priests’ Crypt, Melbourne General Cemetery.