Dominic Byrne, O.S.A.

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1826 – 1895 (September 28)

James Byrne, the son of Martin Byrne and Bridget Duggan, was born in County Kilkenny, Ireland, on June 2, 1826. He was vested at Villanova on August 15, 1848 and was professed on May 8, 1856, with the religious name Dominic.

Brother Dominic spent almost his whole religious life, with the exception of a brief stint in Cambridge, New York, as the community tailor at Villanova, and enjoyed the reputation of being very good at his trade. He was 69 when he died on September 28, 1895, after being bedridden for several months. Remembered as a man of “pleasant manners, faithful, and busy,” he is buried in the Community Cemetery at Villanova.