Obituary: Reverend Andrew P. Cullinan of Montreal, Quebec
Priest since 1898 dies after illness.
Reverend Andrew Patrick Cullinan, the oldest English-speaking Roman Catholic Priest in Montreal at
Notre-Dame-de-Merci Hospital after long illness. He was 79.
Born in Montreal, he was the son of Andrew Guthrie
Cullinan [sic] former Chief Detective of the Montreal Police Department conducted the investigation into the murder
of Thomas D'Arcy McGee for which Patrick Whalen was later found guilty and hanged.
Father Cullinan attended St.
Ann's School, Archbishop's College, the House of Philosophy and the Grand Seminary.
Ordained Priest in St. Ann's
Church. In 1898 he went to Rome later to pursue his ecclesiastical studies at the Canadian College.
In 1912, he
founded the present Saint Dominic's Parish. He served for twenty-two years at Saint Augustine of Canterbury
Parish. During the pastorates of Reverend Peter Heffernan and the Very Reverend Thomas Canon Heffernan and helped
funding of Holy Angels Church and in Saint Mary's Parish in Montreal. He retired in 1940. Surviving are a
brother, John Cullinan and a sister, Margaret of Montreal.
The body will remain at the Clarke Funeral Home, 5580
Sherbrooke West until tomorrow when it will be taken to Saint Augustine's of Canterbury where a mass of solemn
requiem service will be presided by the clergy at 8.15 p.m.
Funeral will be held at the Church at 9 p.m. Thursday
and burial made at Côte-des-Neiges Cemetery.