2019-08-07 AUSTRALIA

Kevin (Lucian) Herlihy


Kevin had a very active life and loved the outdoors.  It was only in this last year that his illness severely incapacitated him and his condition became progressively worse.  This necessitated his move from the Canberra community to the Campbelltown community where fulltime nursing care is available.  In the past few weeks he had been totally reliant on nurses and carers and never left his bed.  It was in the early hours of last Saturday that the Brothers and members of his family were called to his room where he died peacefully.

At the time of his death on Saturday September 8, Kevin was 78 years of age and in the 56th year of his religious life.

Family Details:

Date of Birth:                     December 13, 1933.
Place of Birth:                   Sydney.   Australia.

Schooling and Initial Formation:

·         School prior to the Juniorate:       Marist Brothers Auburn.
·         Postulancy:                                         January 12, 1957 – July 1, 1957.
·         Novitiate:                                              July 2, 1957 – July 1, 1958.


·         First Vows:                   July 2, 1958: At Mittagong to Br Hilary Conroy.
·         Perpetual Vows:         December 23, 1963 at St Joseph’s College to Br Quentin Duffy.
·         Stability:                                    November 13, 1981 at Auburn to Br Kieran Geaney.

Ongoing Education and Formation:

Before joining the Brothers, Kevin completed a course in electrical studies at the Sydney Technical College.  After completing his Teacher Registration program he did further studies in the Manual Trades and the next twenty years were given over to the teaching of young people in a variety of Primary and Secondary settings.  He did his second novitiate in 1979. 

Community and Ministry Appointments:

His love of the outdoors came to the fore when Kevin was appointed to Marist College Canberra in late 1979.  There he looked after the Outdoor Education program and involved many groups of students in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.  Former students speak glowingly of his work in this area.  Then, in his later years, his presence, his story telling, his playing of the bagpipes and his cooking of cakes and pastries were hallmarks of his community support.

May he rest in peace.


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