Updated: Jul 2, 2022
The late Monsignor Gabriel Dadzie Mensah was born on 12th May 1934 to Mr. Isaac Francis Mensah and Madam Akosua Badu all of Elmina. He was the fifth child out of eleven and was not considered as the precocious of them. At the age of 6, he started schooling at Prestea Infant Catholic School, then followed to Amisano and finally ordained on 7th December 1958 at the age of 24.
Monsignor Gabriel Dadzie Mensah was appointed the Rector of St. Teresa Seminary, Amisano in the year 1966 when now His Eminence Peter Cardinal Kodwo Appiah Turkson was a seminarian at Amisano Seminary. By dint of hard work, he rose through the ranks and became Monsignor having served as Vicar General and Chancellor of the Catholic Archdiocese of Cape Coast during the reign of the Late Most Rev. John Kodwo Amissah in 1995. After the demise of the late Archbishop, Most Rev. Kodwo Amissah, Monsignor Gabriel Dadzie Mensah was appointed the Administrator of the Catholic Archdiocese of Cape Coast.
He worked so hard that the Ministry of Education appointed him as the headmaster of St. Augustine’s College in Cape Coast, the position he held from 1991-1995. Since he was gifted with wisdom, understanding and knowledge he was appointed to be in charge of the Catholic Mission Press (CMP) a job he did so well until retirement. He was called by his maker on 29th June 2012. Sleep well Very Rev Gabriel Mensah in the bosom of your maker
It's been ten years since you joined your maker but it seems to us the Mensah family as it was yesterday. May the Almighty Father continue to keep you in His bosom. Rest in peace Monsignor
(Fondly remembered by Francis Awotwe Mensah, Thomas Ackon Mensah and Agatha Rebecca Mensah )
FROM NEPHEWS AND NIECES
Exactly 10 years ago, i was planning to surprise you with a visit, after refusing to pick your calls for three days. I didn't know you were calling to say goodbye i thought you were disappointed after failing twice to pass my professional exams. You had so much hope in me especially after i had failed the first attempt. You never gave up on me but i guess i gave up on you in your last days. The tears are still fresh because i was never able to make that visit to pamper you and make up with the lost times. The regret is still deep but i also know you are smiling down on me and praying for me as never before. Monsignor Gabriel Dadzie Mensah, we know that you are resting peacefully in the bosom of Father Abraham. As you are now an Angel pray for us all. We deeply miss you.