Kevin Dadswell - Parramatta
9 July 2009
Fr Kevin Dadswell, a priest of the Parramatta diocese died on 9 July 2009 aged 79. On Wednesday 15 July, a funeral Mass for the repose of his soul was celebrated in St Michael's Church, South Blacktown.
Ill health had forced Kevin to retire from St Michael's Parish in October last year after 20 years as parish priest. He is remembered with great love and affection by friends and parishioners and by students at St Michael's Primary and Nagle College where he was a familiar catechist.
Fr Kevin grew up in Mosman where he attended Marist Brothers High. On leaving school he made a career in the public service. At the time of his death, he had been a priest for nearly 34 years, having entered St Paul's seminary, Kensington, as a late vocation as he approached his 40th year. He was ordained in St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney, on 23 August 1975.
His was as assistant priest at St Patrick's Parish, Parramatta. He later ministered in the parishes of Rydalmere, St Mary's Cathedral, Seven Hills and Doonside. In 1988, he was appointed administrator of St Michael's Parish, South Blacktown, and three months later was installed as its parish priest. Fr Kevin is buried in Castle Hill Cemetery.
(excerpts from website CatholicOutlook, August 2009, Parramatta Diocese)