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Fr Henry Machado (65), parish priest of Bajpe church, son of Salvador Machado and Carmine nee D'Souza of Modankap, brother of Mary Magdalen (Sr Thea AC), Juliana, Benedicta and Victoria (Sisters Agnes, Antoinette and Alberta SCB), Fr Victor Machado (Rector, St Joseph's Interdiocesan Seminary, Mangalore), and Catherine, passed away in Colaco Hospital, Mangalore on the night of Saturday, March 19, following failure of kidneys.

One of his sisters, Sr Agnes, is currently at the generalate of SCB (St Charles Borromeo) sisters in Belgium.

Funeral Mass will be held at 4 pm in the Church of St Joseph, Bajpe on Monday, March 21, followed by interment in the cemetery.

Hailing from the Machado Prabhu family of Omzoor origin which later settled in Tumbe, Bantwal, he was born on May 2, 1940 in Modankap, Bantwal.

He had earlier served at Sampaje-Kallugundi, Moodbidri, Beltangady and Belvai. He served at Bajpe for six years. He was instrumental in realizing the dream of the Bajpe parishioners in raising a community hall.

Incidentally, he is the second priest to die in priestly service at Bajpe in eight years. Fr Isidore Noronha had passed away as parish priest there on February 14, 1997.

(Family details source: Dr Michael Lobo's books on genealogy)