The death has occurred of Fr Augustine Hughes O.F.M., Franciscan Friary, Clonmel, Co Tipperary and formerly Gormanston College, Co Meath where he taught for many years.

Fr Gus passed away, peacefully, at Rathkeevan Nursing Home, Clonmel, on 28th December.

Funeral Mass will take place on Saturday 4th January in the Franciscan Friary, Clonmel at 12 noon.

A Dublin man, Gus was born in 1935 and entered the Franciscan novitiate in the Friary in Killarney where he made his First Profession in 1936. His studies for the priesthood took him to Galway University, Leuven in Belgium and to Rome, where he was ordained in 1961.

Gus was to spend the greater part of his life teaching in Gormanston College and was held in affection and esteem by both pupils and staff.

After retirement from teaching he continued to live at Gormanston until moving to Clonmel Friary in 2018. There he was active in his pastoral duties in the Franciscan Church.

However, in recent months his health decreased and, as 2019 was drawing to a close, he went home peacefully to the Lord whom he had served so faithfully for many years.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a Anam Dílis