The College community was saddened to hear that Mr Davenport, Compton St resident, died earlier this week, passing peacefully in his sleep. In April this year Mr Davenport celebrated his 99th birthday. The Davenport family are great friends of the Siena community and have lived behind the College since the 1940s, providing valuable support to the sisters at the time. John's wife Eileen sadly passed away in 2008 after a long battle with breast cancer.
Our sincere condolences to John's family including his children, Margaret (Class of 1971), Anne (Class of 1977), John and Paul.
Mr Davenport was a man of deep faith and firm friendship with the Dominican sisters.
Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and may perpetual light shine upon him.