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Sad Demise of Brother Dennis Cutinha SDB

By BIS Correspondent
Chennai, Jan. 4. The Salesian Province of Chennai deeply mourns the sad demise of Brother Dennis Cutinha who passed away on 4 January 2017 at Dominic Savio, Tirupattur. He was 72 years old and a Salesian for  thirty three years. The funeral services will take place at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 5 January, at Don Bosco, Tirupattur.  
Born on 15 October 1944, at Bellore in South Canara District in Mangalore diocese, Dennis joined Rinaldi Juniorate (SIGA) as an aspirant when he was 36 of age. He did his novitiate at Nazarth Bhavan, Siliguri, in May 1983 and professed as a Salesian Brother on 24 May 1984 at Siliguri. He made his perpetual profession on 4 June 1991 at Don Bosco, Tirupattur.

After completing his High School studies at Padua High School in Mangalore in March 1963, he did a one-year course in Electrical Engineering  and then a three-year course in Lift Erection Engineering with Johnson Lifts Pvt Ltd. He then worked with Johnson Lifts for about 10 years. In 1980, he resigned from his job, and decided to become a Salesian.  

In 1988-90, he did his Post-Novitiate studies at Vidyaniketan, Kalyani, West Bengal.
As a Salesian Brother, he exercised his ministry in the following communities:
Don Bosco, Tirupattur (1984-85)
Rinaldi Juniorate, Chennai (1985-86)
Sagayathottam (Workshop; and Farm 1986-87; 1990-93)
The Retreat, Yercaud (Farm Manager 1987-88)
Beatitudes, Vyasarpadi  (Youth work 1988)
Dominic Savio, Tirupattur (Administrator, 1993-94; 1997-2001)
Don Bosco, Varadarajanpet (Administrator, 1994-96)
MHC Parish, Tirupattur (In charge of ITI, 1996-97)
Dominic Savio, Tirupattur (Administrator, 1993-94 and 1997-2001)
Maranodai (Administrator, 2001-2002)
Don Bosco, Pannur (Administrator, 2002-2004)
ANAT Farm, Vyasarpadi  (Manager of the Farm, 2004-2006)
Don Bosco, Karaikal (Manager of Farm 2006-2015)
Dominic Savio, Tirupattur (2015 onwards)



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