Rest in peace: Former Bathurst priest Harry Quigley dies, aged 82

VALE: Much-loved former Bathurst priest Father Harry Quigley.

LONG-SERVING Bathurst priest Father Henry (Harry) Quigley died on Monday night following a lengthy illness.

He was 82.

Irish-born Father Harry was educated at Colehill Primary School in County Longford and completed his secondary schooling at St Mel’s College, Longford before attending All Hallows’ College in Dublin.

He was ordained as a priest on June 16, 1957 and soon after left for Australia, arriving in Bathurst on November 27, 1957.

Father Harry served as a parish priest across the Bathurst diocese for more than five decades in Bathurst, Mudgee, Orange, Coonabarabran, Coolah,

Kandos, Cowra, Bowenfels, Oberon, South Dubbo and Coonamble.

His last appointment was as Parish Priest of the Assumption Church in West Bathurst.

A funeral for Father Harry will be held in the Bathurst Cathedral of St Michael and St John from 2pm on Monday, January 12.

Light refreshments will be served at the Parish Centre after burial at Maranatha Lawn Cemetery.

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