In Memoriam

May They Rest in Peace

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Mallett, Peter
OP 1969

Died 20th January 2009, Aged 58.
Miles-Johnson, Peter
OP 1947

Died 26th February 2018, Aged 89.
Morgan, Brian
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
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.
MacGregor, Peter
OP 1957; SBS 46-57

Died 18th April 2020, Aged 81.
Brother of John (OP 1960) and Richard (OP 1963)
McComish, Mark
OP 1984

Died 8th January 2019, Aged 53.
Brother of Paul (OP 1972 R.I.P.).
Nathan, Catherine
Deputy HM Junior School 1998-2009

Died 17th April 2015, Aged 58.
Mother of Peter (OP 2005), Mark and David.
Norridge, Adrian
OP 1961

Died 27th June 2016, Aged 73
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.
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.
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.
 Rodda, Jeremy
OP 1970; SBS 68-70

Died 28th January 2013, Aged 60.
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.

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