In Memoriam

May They Rest in Peace
M – R
MacGregor, Peter
OP 1957; SBS 46-57

Died 18th April 2020, Aged 81.
Brother of John (OP 1960) and Richard (OP 1963)
Maher, Professor Edward 
OP 1961
Died 24th October 2023, Aged 80.
Mallett, Peter
OP 1969

Died 20th January 2009, Aged 58.
Mansi, Dante
OP 1970; SBS 66-70

Died 10th February 2021, Aged 68.
McComish, Mark
OP 1984

Died 8th January 2019, Aged 53.
Brother of Paul (OP 1972 R.I.P.).
McGregor, Charles
OP 1957

Died April 2020, Aged 81.
McGrorty, Christopher
OP 1967; SBS 60-67

Died 1st January 2022, Aged 72.
Brother of Paul (OP 1970).
McHale, Declan
OP 1986

Died August 2020, Aged 52.
McHale, Frank
OP 1982; SBS 76-82

Died 21st September 2021, Aged 57.
Brother of Declan (OP; RIP).
McHale, Peter
OP 1960; SBS 59-60

Died 28th April 2021, Aged 78.
Father of Angela (OP 1987) and Stephen (OP 1989); Grandfather of Benedict and Oscar (Current Pupils 2021).
McNally, George
OP 1953; SBS 45-53

Died 18th December 2021, Aged 86.
Metcalfe, Michael
OP 1947
Died September 2022, Aged 91.
Miles-Johnson, Peter
OP 1947
Died 26th February 2018, Aged 89.
Morgan, Brian
OP 1993; School Bursar 1988-1993
Died 25th May 2018.
Brian came to St Benedict’s from the Royal Navy where he had served as a meteorologist, much of the time closeted in the bowels of the earth under Northwood.
Moore, Peter
OP 1932; SBS 26-32
Canon of Westminster Cathedral

Died 27th February 2006, Aged 89.
Brother of Christopher (OP 1934, RIP).
Morley-Mower, Geoffrey, WCdr RAE DFC AFC
OP 1935; SBS 26-35
Died 16th December 2005, Aged 87.
Brother of Kenneth (OP 1932) and Peter (OP 1938).
Morwood-Leyland, Antony
OP 1966; SBS 59-66
Died 5th October 2015, Aged 67.
Mulcahy, Maurice
OP 1958; SBS 53-58
Died 9th February 2013, Aged 71.
Brother of Richard (OP 1954).
Mulcahy, Richard
OP 1954; SBS 50-54
Died 30th March 2014, Aged 76.
Brother of Maurice (OP 1958, RIP 2013).
Murphy, Barry
OP 1964
Died 14th November 2017, Aged 72.
Brother of Alan (OP 1958).
Murray, Anthony
OP 1959
Died September 2016, Aged 73.


Nathan, Catherine
Deputy HM Junior School 1998-2009

Died 17th April 2015, Aged 58.
Mother of Peter (OP 2005), Mark and David.
Nickerson, Basil
OP 1994; SBS Staff 56-94

Died 12th April 2022, Aged 90. Second Master 69-94; Head of Classics; 1st XI and 2nd XV Coach; CCF Contingent Commander; Examinations Officer.
To his wife Clare and daughter Elizabeth, and to Suzanne, Simon, Damian and Mark we offer our deepest sympathy.
Niekirk, Paul
OP 1951; SBS 40-51

Died 1st January 2022, Aged 89.
Brother of Alan (OP 1947; RIP 2010).
Norridge, Adrian
OP 1961

Died 27th June 2016, Aged 73
Notley, John
OP 1958; SBS 51-58

Died 5th March 2022, Aged 81.
To his wife Susan, daughter Margaret and son Peter we extend our deepest sympathy.


O’Donoghue, Conor
OP 2013

Died December 2012, Aged 17.
O’Keeffe, Dennis
OP 1957; SBS 50-57

Died 16th December 2014, Aged 75.
Husband of Mary (Senior School Staff 1976-1997), Father of Matthew (OP 1988) and Brother of Patrick (OP 1959).
O’Mahony, Paul
OP 1965

Died 11th November 2015, Aged 69.
Paul was living in Ireland when he died.
Olsen, Paul
Staff 1955-1963

Died 8th October 2019, Aged 96.
Paul taught History at St Benedict’s. On leaving St Benedict’s in 1963 he became the founding Headmaster of St Thomas Aquinas School in Birmingham, the first lay headmaster of a Catholic school in the country. Paul left St Thomas Aquinas in 1974 to become Headmaster of St Augustine’s in Redditch from where he retired in 1982 to Burnham-on-Sea.
Orchard, John
OP 1927; SBS 19-27; Staff 1945-1960 and 1965-1969
Dom Bernard, Monk and Priest of Ealing Abbey

Died 28th November 2006, Aged 96.
Headmaster St Benedict’s School 1945-1960 and 1965-1969.
Orpin, Brian
OP 1940; SBS 30-40

Died 5th August 2006, Aged 84.
Father of Michael (OP 1969) and Richard (OP 1971), Brother-in-law of Maurice Sauven (OP 1940).
Orton, Michael
OP 1959; SBS 53-59

Died 12th January 2015, Aged 72.


Peasley, Edward
OP 1944; SBS 40-44

Died 2012, Aged 86.
Pegden, Ethna
School Secretary 1984-2000

Died 16th November 2012, Aged 72.
Phillips, John
Staff 1977-1992

Died 11th June 2019, Aged 68.
John was a member of the Modern Languages Department.
Piper, John
Junior School Staff 1970-1976

Died 10th April 2022, Aged 83.
Prall, George
OP 1971; SBS 64-71

Died 28th July 2015, Aged 62.
Preston, Anthony
OP 1957; SBS 54-57

Died 30th August 2013, Aged 71.
Tony lived in Blenheim, New Zealand and died whilst on holiday with his family in Sydney, Australia.


Quinton, Richard
OP 1955

Died 17th April 2016, Aged 77.
After school, Richard went to Portugal to train to become a Priest but after two years he decided to leave and for the rest of his working life he worked in Catholic Approved Schools. He was totally dedicated to the job and after he retired he continued working as a volunteer and was the Chairman of a Housing Association and a member of the Independent Monitoring Board for Prisons.


Rafferty, Owen
OP 1967, SBS 60-67

Died September 2022, Aged 73.
Rapazzini, Michael
OP 1957

Died 25th November 2018, Aged 79.
Brother of Richard (OP 1962) and Adrian (OP 1964)
Michael was a great supporter of the Old Priorian Association and its events, especially the formal Dinners. In more recent years on many occasions he would come over from his home in Milan to attend the ‘Shampers Lunches’ at which a group who had left school in the late fifties and early sixties would meet for a rather leisurely, lengthy lunch in London – he was a great supporter here too. Michael was a sincere person of integrity and will be missed by all who knew him; to his family we offer our deepest sympathy and prayers.
Rees, Justin
OP 1987

Died 28th April 2009, Aged 38.
Ricard, Pierre
OP 1953; SBS 45-53

Died 17th February 2015, Aged 80.
Robson, William
OP 1957

Died September 2023, Aged 84.
Rodda, Jeremy
OP 1970; SBS 68-70

Died 28th January 2013, Aged 60.
Rossiter, Charles
Abbot Francis Rossiter OSB
OP 1949; SBS 40-49

Died 11th March 2022, Aged 90 in the 72nd year of his monastic profession and the 67th year of his priesthood
Monk and priest of Ealing Abbey; Abbot 67-91; Abbot President 85-01; Abbot Pro-Primate 95-96.
To his brethren at Ealing we extend our deepest sympathy.
Russell, Martin
OP 1951; SBS 45-51

Died 6th July 2019, Aged 84.
Father of Christopher (OP 1997) and Philip (OP 2000). Martin was a great supporter of all that the OPA endeavoured to do and for many years was an OPA Council Member and served as the Treasurer of the Old Priorian Association.
Ryan, Michael
OP 1959
Died 3rd June 2024, Aged 83.


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