Death of retired priest from Kilbeggan announced in Australia

Fr Tom Keegan, who has died in Australia, was originally from Killard and Toarlisnamore, Kilbeggan.

Fr Tom, PE, retired parish priest of Holy Name Parish, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, passed away on Saturday last, July 25, in the loving care of St Vincent’s Care Services, Toowoomba surrounded by his dearest and loving friends.

Fr Tom was predeceased by his brothers Sean Keegan, Br Frank Keegan, sisters Nan Shine, Dill Ward, Ita Dunning and Bridie Lynam.

He will be deeply missed by his heartbroken sisters Sr Gemma, Convent of Mercy, Tullamore, and Sr Teresa SMG, Maryfield Nursing Home, Chapelizod, his sister-in-law Mary Keegan, all his nieces, nephews and their families, who adored him.

May He Rest in Peace.

There will be a Vigil Service on Thursday July 30 at 10am (Irish time) which can be viewed on Facebook through YouTube at

Fr Tom’s funeral service will take place on Friday July 31 in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Toowoomba at 1.30am (Irish time) and can be viewed on YouTube

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