Brother Paul Fennelly
March 14th, 2016
A funeral Mass was celebrated Feb. 20 at St. Joseph of Cupertino Parish for Marianist Brother Paul Fennelly who died Feb. 14 in Cupertino. He was 74 and had been a member of the Society of Mary (Marianists) for 55 years.
Born in Alameda, Brother Paul met the Marianists at Catholic schools there and made perpetual vows as a Marianist Aug. 29, 1965.
Brother Paul served in administrative roles, often as a bookkeeper or office manager, and nearly always in his home state of California including many years at Archbishop Riordan High School in San Francisco.
Brother Paul’s final formal ministry was at Riordan, where he again handled a number of roles. He remained there through most of 2002, when he returned to the Villa St. Joseph Marianist Community in Cupertino, serving for many years as the community’s bookkeeper.
Brother Paul was interred at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Los Altos. Remembrances may be made to Cupertino Marianist Community, 22683 Alcalde Road, Cupertino 95014.
From March 17, 2016 issue of Catholic San Francisco.