Fr Brendan Michael DILLON PE

14/05/1941 - 06/06/2024

Dearly loved son of John and Sheila (both deceased).

Treasured brother of Geraldine (dec), John and Fr. Kevin.

Loved brother-in-law of Alison, and uncle of Marion, Chrissie, Andrew, Michael, Robbie (dec) and John.

Loved and highly respected by his extended family, clergy and parishioners.

Brendan was ordained a Priest for the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne on July 23,1966 and gave 58 years of dedicated pastoral service. He retired from a life-time of parish ministry in 2017 when he was diagnosed with the extremely debilitating neurological disease - Progressive Supra-nuclear Palsy (PSP). He died peacefully in his sleep in the Nellie Melba Nursing Home in Wheelers Hill.

Brendan served:

As an Assistant Priest in St Clements Parish, Bulleen (1967-69), Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, Cheltenham (1970-71) and St Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne (1972).

As an Administrator in St Bernard's Parish, Bacchus Marsh (1980-1981).

As a Parish Priest in St Peter's Parish, Epping (1982-1993) and St Leonard's Parish, Glen Waverley (1994-2017).

As Chaplain to the Australian Army - Watsonia, Portsea and Wagga (1972-1979) and to the Racing Community - Victoria (1992-2022).

In Retirement at Good Shepherd Parish, Mulgrave (2017) and Nellie Melba Aged Care, Wheelers Hill (2020-2024).

May his generous and gentle soul rest in God’s love and care.

Obituaries, further details etc

Burial will follow at 3 pm at the Cassia Lawn, Genista Avenue, Springvale Botanical Cemetery. Enter from the Princes Highway.

Live streaming is available on the Heritage & Heritage website.

Vigil Mass will be celebrated at St. Leonard’s Church on Thursday, June 20 at 7.30 pm.


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Funeral Details

11:00 am Fri 21 June 2024
St Leonards Catholic Church 349 Springvale Rd Glen Waverley VIC

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