Funeral Mass and burial will be at Rupertswood, 3 Macedon Street in Sunbury, on Tuesday 3 January at 11:00 AM. [VR]
The provincial of the Salesians of Don Bosco, Fr. Frank Moloney SDB, let the province know the death of Fr. Hans Dopheide SDB. Fr. Hans died peacefully at a retirement home near Lysterfield community, a south-eastern suburb of Melbourne, on Sunday 25th December.
Fr. Hans came to Australia via New Zealand as a migrant with his family over 60 years ago. He joined the Salesians in Melbourne as a young boy.
As a Salesian, Fr. Hans served in many different places. He was a very talented musician as well as a bulider.
He was also a great missionary in Samoa for a number of years. His last mission was in Pakistan where he built an excellent technical college before coming back to Australia in 2004 due to alzheimer’s.
Fr. Hans had been well looked after by Lysterfield Salesian community in the last few years.
Funeral details will be made public here on the SNAP once they are arranged.