Bro. Paul O’Connell - Down the Memory Lane – Lasallians Remembered

Bro. O’Connell, Paul

Date of Birth: 1888 Years of service in LS: 1930 – 1932


Friends, past pupils, colleagues will hear with sadness the death of Brother Paul O’Connell, who contributed so much to education during his 72 years in Hong Kong. Brother Paul, in his 91 year, recently came back from a holiday in his native land, Ireland. He was born in Laois, Eire, and joined the Brothers of the Christian Schools, and was appointed to St. Joseph’s College where he taught and was for many years in charge of the boarding department. In 1930, he was appointed Headmaster of St. Joseph’s College Branch in Chatham Road which became La Salle College on a new site in 1932. After retirement he spent his last years in De La Salle, Fanling, occupying himself in the garden and the study of flowers which was his hobby. The memory of this grand old man is enshrined in the hearts of his old pupils of St. Joseph’s and La Salle who will not forget his untiring efforts. His genial personality will ever be remembered by those he taught and colleagues who worked with him. He leaves behind the kindest of memories, courtesy and devotion to duty. Father E. Neira, OP., officiated at the funeral and led the concelebrants, Fathers S. Einaudi, V.G., D. Bazzo, PIME, F. Cronin, SJ., and J. Foley, SJ., in the Requiem Mass at La Salle College. Brother Felix paid a touching tribute. Mr. A.J. Reeve, Assistant Director of Education, represented the Department of Education. information obtained from

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