Bro Declan Duffy, Marian College

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Marian College PPU Bulletin
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Brother Declan Duffy who gave a lifetime of service to the Marist Brothers, to Marian College and to Irish secondary education.

He was a member of the first team of teachers when the college opened on 8th September 1954 and he became school Principal in 1959 and remained in that role until 1971. During his time at the school, he added the “prep” block and the swimming pool, as well as the third store on the main building. He also founded the Summer School whch thrived until the ealry 2000’s.

In the 1970’s Declan became a very important player in Catholic Education. He was central to the formation of Community schools and from 1977 to 1996 he served as Secretary General of the Joint Managerial Body which represents the voluntary faith schools at second level.

He lived at Marian College for almost 60 years and only recently moved to a nursing home. He passed away on the morning of 22nd April.

His remains will be laid out in the Oratory at the College from 11.00am on Thursday (24th) April. Everyone will be welcome to pray with the Brothers at the remains throughout the day. His removal to Star of the Sea Church will take place at 4.45pm, on that day, arriving at the Church in Sandymount at 5.00pm.

The funeral Mass will take place at 12 noon in Star of the Sea Church, Sandymount on Firday 25th April with the burial taking place after the journey to the Marist Plot in Athlone at around 3.30pm. that afternoon.

Our condolences to the Provincial of the Marist Brothers, Bro Brendan Geary, to Bro John Hyland, the supperior at Marian College, and to all his confreres in the Marist Brothers. Our condolences also to his family in Ballaghdereen.

May he rest in peace.

Paul Meany


Marian College