Fr Oswald Gill, OFM, RIP

Our oldest living brother, Oswald, has died. He had spent the last few years in St Martha’s Nursing Home in Charleville. He was 99 years old having been born in 1917.

A native of Clondoyle in Glenamaddy, Co Galway, Oswald went to the diocesan secondary School in Garbally, Co Galway.

He joined the Franciscans in 1936, and after First Profession in 1937 he went to St Anthony’s College in Galway where he studied in Galway University and later theology within St Anthony’s College. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1943.

We give thanks to God for his long life and varied ministry, teaching in our Franciscan colleges in Multyfarnham and Gormanston, missionary work in Chile and California, assisting in the General Curia in Rome and pastoral work in Ireland.

Removal to St. Francis Church, Cork on Tuesday 10th January at 6.00 pm. Funeral Mass on Wednesday at 12 noon.