KEARNEY Fr Joseph
(FR JOSEPH ALOYSIUS)
The Pallottine family with sadness says farewell to its oldest and longest serving member.
Fr Joe was ordained in Melbourne in 1946.
He exercised his priestly ministry in the Kimberley, Melbourne, Perth and Geraldton. He was Regional Leader of his congregation from 1969 to 1975.
He will be remembered for his dedication to the Aboriginal community, his gentleness and cheerfulness, his friendliness and humour, his deep faith and optimism.
He died at Fiona Stanley Hospital on Friday 15th of May 2020 aged 98.
May he be welcomed to the place prepared for him by Jesus in the Father's House.
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KEARNEY FR JOSEPH (JOE)
SAC. On the 15th of May 2020 (aged 98) former leader of the Australian Pallottines, (1969-1975) passed away after a short illness. Joe was a Pallottine for 78 years and a priest for 73 years. Much loved by his Confreres and a tireless worker in all he did, particularly in the Kimberley Region.
A real gentle man and gentleman. He had an open positive attitude and was always interested in extending himself through learning and developing new skills. In Heaven he will rest.