New life breathed into Old Pri­ory

Ovens & Murray Advertiser - - NEWS - By MARK STEPHENS

NEW own­ers of The Old Pri­ory, Dr Remo Par­ente and An­gela Mur­phy are breath­ing new life into the build­ing and the busi­ness while re­spect­ing the past and hon­our­ing its tra­di­tions.

Dr Par­ente said they came from the city and they were en­chanted by Beech­worth and the Pri­ory.

“I was a med­i­cal ed­u­ca­tor at RMIT with a pas­sion for old build­ings and when we vis­ited here we felt such strong con­nec­tions that in­stead of us find­ing the Pri­ory we now be­lieve that it found us,” Dr Par­ente said.

Ms. Mur­phy is also a teacher, was a cater­ing of­fi­cer in the Royal Aus­tralian Air Force and has owned and op­er­ated suc­cess­ful busi­nesses in both Mel­bourne and the Western District.

“We love mu­sic, his­tory, the­atre, and ed­u­ca­tion for life, and we are com­mit­ted to con­tin­u­ing and de­vel­op­ing the school camp pro­grams, ac­com­mo­da­tion, and com­mu­nity func­tions and wed­dings,” Ms Mur­phy said.

PHOTO: Mark Stephens

NEW OWN­ERS: Dr Remo Par­ente and An­gela Mur­phy at the Pri­ory.

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