In Memoriam

May They Rest in Peace
A – E
Acres, Geoffrey
OP 1963; SBS 58-63
Died January 2010, Aged 62.
Brother of Peter (OP 1967).
Andall, Jonathan
OP 1996
Died 30th September 2019, Aged 41.
Brother of Hogarth (OP 1988) and Colin (OP 1994). Jonathan had been living in Guyana.
Atkinson, Colin
Staff 1966-1978
Died 20th April 2020.
Colin was Director of Music at St Benedict’s School for the twelve years he was with us, building the firm foundation on which the School music has developed to the very high standards it has today.
To his wife Wendy and their family we extent our deepest sympathy.


Baker, Desmond
OP 1958; SBS 48-58
Died 20th December 2021, Aged 81.
To his family we extend our deepest sympathy.
Desmond was ordained priest for the Westminster Diocese in 1969; in recent years he had lived in retirement in St Leonards on Sea in East Sussex.
Balfour, Graham
OP 1970; SBS 63-70
Died 2nd May 2014, Aged 62.
Brother of Ian (OP 1973).
Ball, Benedict
OP 1988
Died 11th November 2018, Aged 49.
Bannon, John
OP 1985
Died January 2007.
Barley, Michael
OP 1958; SBS 51-58
Died 18th April 2020, Aged 79.
Brother of James (OP 1961) and Brother-in-law of John Collins (OP 1966)
Michael had spent his working life as a GP in the Brighton and Hove area.
Barnes, Dai
Staff 2005-2014
Died 2nd August 2019, Aged 48.
After teaching at St Benedict’s for nine years where he was head of IT, Dai went to Oundle School where he became Head of Digital Strategy. 
Becker, Philip
OP 1975; SBS 72-75
Died 20th September 2020, Aged 55.
Brother of Mark (OP 1976) and Son of Peter (OP 1949, RIP).
Benham, Jeremy
OP 1991, SBS 84-91
Died August 2022, Aged 50.
Bennett, Brian
Staff 1988-2003
Died 7th June 2016, Aged 66.
Brian taught Biology at St Benedict’s from 1988, becoming Head of Biology in 1997.
Bennett, Paul
OP 1964
Died April 2023, Aged 77.
Bicknell, Peter
OP 1955
Died 2001, Aged 63.
Peter was living in Australia at the time of his death.
Bingham-Daly, Peter
OP 1955; SBS 46-55
Died 8th March 2015, Aged 77.
Bingham-Daly, Teresa
Honorary OP 2015-2021

Died 15th May 2021, Aged 89.
Wife of Peter (OP 1955; RIP 2015).
Bissett, Gavin
OP 1988
Died 15th June 2014, Aged 44.
Blackaller, Ian
OP 1954; SBS 47-54

Died 30th October 2017, Aged 77.
To his wife Glenda and family we offer our deepest sympathy.
Bonnemaison, Antonio
OP 1948; SBS 46-48
Died 1958, Aged 24.
Brother of Manuel (OP 1948, RIP) and Ricardo (OP 1948, RIP).
He died in Massachusetts, USA.
Bonnemaison, Manuel
OP 1948; SBS 46-48
Died 4th July 2004, Aged 73.
Brother of Antonio (OP 1948, RIP) and Ricardo (OP 1948, RIP).
He lived in Lima, Peru, but for the last 14 years of his life he moved to live in the USA.
Bonnemaison, Ricardo
OP 1948; SBS 46-48
Died 27th October 2014, Aged 79.
Brother of Manuel (OP 1948, RIP) and Antonio (OP 1948, RIP).
He died in Lima, Peru where he had lived for many years.
Boscarelli, Corrado
OP 1977
Died 8th March 2016, Aged 55.
Uncle of Alex Dupuy (OP 2019)
Brooks, Robert
OP 1975; SBS 68-75
Died 23rd August 2021, Aged 64.
Brother of William (OP 1966)
To his wife Evelyn, his children Sarah, Charlie and John, nine grandchildren and family we extend our deepest sympathy.
Brunning, Antony
OP 1958; SBS 47-58
Died 25th April 2022, Aged 81. Priest of the Westminster Diocese 1964-2022 (Retired)
Bugeja, Damian
OP 1977; SBS 70-77
Died 12th May 2010, Aged 50.
Brother of Mark (OP 1978) and Philip (OP 1980) and Cousin of Albert (OP 1976) and John (OP 1980).
Burwood, Peter
OP 1942; SBS 33-42
Died 2013, Aged 88.
Bushby, Mark
Staff 2005
Died 29th September 2019.
After teaching music at St Benedict’s, Mark went to Notting Hill & Ealing High School and then to Queen Anne’s School before joining St Joseph’s College, Reading, first as Deputy Head Pastoral and then most recently as Head of the Prep School.


Carrick, Michael
OP 1958
Died January 2024, Aged 84.
Carty, John
OP 1958; SBS 48-58
Died 13th July 1997, Aged 57.
Brother of James (OP 1958) and Richard (OP 1963).
Carty, Richard
OP 1963; SBS 53-63
Died 2nd September 2020, Aged 74.
Brother of James (OP 1958) and John (OP 1958, RIP).
Caneparo, John
OP 1945
Died April 2023.
Chapman, Nicholas
OP 1993
Died 23rd March 2015, Aged 40.
Brother of Christopher (OP) and Son of Baska Chapman (Junior School Staff 1979-2001).
Chen, Peter
OP 1997; SBS 72-97
Died January 2023, Aged 84.
Chillman, Gregory
OP 1940
Died March 2020, Aged 89.
Clark, Thomas
OP 2009
Died 15th October 2014, Aged 23.
Brother of Alex (OP 2006).
Clifford, (Christopher) John
OP 1949; SBS 40-49
Died 1st November 2009, Aged 77.
Clune, Martin
OP 1959; SBS 53-59
Died 2nd July 2006, Aged 64.
Brother of John (OP 1957) and Neil (OP 1958).
Clune, Neil
OP 1958; SBS 48-58
Died 29th September 2009, Aged 68.
Brother of John (OP 1957) and Martin (OP 1959, RIP).
Codd, Brian
OP 1963; SBS 56-63
Died 9th August 2014, Aged 69.
Brother of Raymond (OP 1966).
Codd, Raymond
OP 1966
Died 17th January 2019, Aged 71.
Brother of Brian (OP 1963). R.I.P.
Ray was Head of School in 65-66 and in the same year he achieved high ranking in the CCF – he was a Senior Under Officer. He excelled at all games, ending his school career as Captain of the Rugby 1st XV, Captain of the Cricket 1st XI, Captain of Athletics and Cross Country. After he left School, he went to St Luke’s College in Exeter where he again shone in Rugby and later played for and captained Rosslyn Park and Middlesex; in the early 70s he had trials for England and Ireland and captained The Barbarians. Ray taught at Haileybury, Whitgift and finally at King’s Taunton where he was Head of PE and Games and where he completed his teaching career.
Coffey, John
OP 1959
Died 18th July 2017, Aged 76.
Son of Brian Coffey (Senior School Staff 1955-1965).
Coke, Peter
OP 1960
Died 16th Month 2015, Aged 72.
Brother of Henry (OP 1972).
Collamati, Paolo
OP 1992
Died April 2023, Aged 48.
Confavreux, Andre
OP 1963; SBS 52-63
Died 21st April 2021, Aged 76.
Brother of Paul (OP 1959) and Brother-in-Law of Anthony Phillips (OP 1957).
Confavreux, Paul
OP 1959
Died December 2022, Aged 81.
Connolly, Kenneth
Staff 1953-1965
Died 25th April 2010, Aged 85.
Costello, Dermot
OP 1998
Died 25th March 2019, Aged 49.
Brother of Aidan (OP 1983) and Eugene (OP 1986) and son of Denis (Staff 1961-1995). To them and his wife Liz and his children Niamh and Conor we offer our deepest sympathy.
Cox, Patrick
OP 1958
Died 15th January 2018, Aged 76.
Crabtree, Margaret
Junior School Staff 1964-1986
Died March 2013.
Creamer, Bernard
OP 1943; SBS 33-43
Died 23rd March 2012, Aged 86
Brother of Francis (OP 1942, RIP 1944).
Cullinane, Dorothy
OP 1972; SBS 70-72
Died 23rd May 2014, Aged 59.
Dorothy was the first Lady President of the Association 1996-1998.


Davies, Robert
OP 1959
Died 7th April 2017, Aged 76.
Davis, Adrian
OP 1967; SBS 60-67
Died 28th January 2013, Aged 64.
Brother of Michael J.E. (OP 1960).
Deacon, Andrew
OP 1967
Died 21st January 2017, Aged 68.
Delaloye, David
OP 1960; SBS 56-60
Died 20th September 2007, Aged 63.
Brother of Peter (OP 1956).
Devenish, Michael
OP 1968
Died August 2016, Aged 66.
Brother of Robin (OP 1961); Michael was a well-known and respected architect, living in Skipton.
Doicin, Andrei
OP 1982
Died November 2023, Aged 59.
Downes, John (Kerry)
OP 1948
Died 11th August 2019, Aged 88.
Dreaper, Richard
OP 1946; SBS 37-46
Died 28th October 2009, Aged 80.
Duggan, Michael
OP 1948
Died 22nd January 2019, Aged 86.
Michael was a retired solicitor – a sole practitioner. He and his wife, Maeve, moved to Shropshire in 1983 and finally settled in Wales in 2007. Michael loved his work and it was always a source of pride to give his best. Although, failing in health, he was delighted to receive, in December 2016, from the President of the Law Society, a Certificate of Congratulations on completing fifty years on the Roll of Solicitors.
Duke, Robin
OP 1960; SBS 58-60
Died 6th March 2014, Aged 69.


Eldridge, Peter
OP 1957; SBS 52-57
Died 12th November 2012, Aged 71.
English, Toby
OP 1975; SBS 67-75
25th July 2015, .
Son of Noel (OP 1939).
Everett, David
OP 1958
Died 30th September 2017, Aged 77.

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