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The Society of African Missions remembers with gratitude their deceased members. Below we present the Obituaries and Homily preached at their funeral Masses. In some cases we also give an account of the funeral rites.

To read earlier Obituaries (2005 – 2008) click here.

To read Obituaries Oct 2008 – Aug 2009 click here.

 

Homily for the Funeral Mass of Fr Eamon (Edward) Kelly SMA – 4th December...

Fr Michael McCabe, SMA Provincial Leader, preached at the Funeral Mass for Fr Eamon Kelly at St Joseph’s SMA Church, Wilton, Cork. Fifty-two other...

Fr Eamon Kelly SMA

Fr Eamon Kelly SMA died peacefully on Thursday, 29 November 2018, in St Theresa's Unit, African Missions, Blackrock Road, Cork. Though enduring ill health for...

Fr Cornelius (Con) O’Leary SMA – Funeral homily

Fr Con O’Leary died on Sunday evening, 26 August 2018 in the Marymonut Hospice, Cork. Fr Michael McCabe, the SMA Provincial Leader preached the...

Fr Cornelius O’Leary SMA

The death took place at 6pm on Sunday, 26 August 2018, of Fr Cornelius (Con) O'Leary SMA. Fr Con died peacefully at the Marymount...

Br Tom Fitzgerald SMA – Obituary

“Schools, churches, dispensaries, Ago Ireti Leprosarium… some of the many structures you built with skill and mastery both of the local customs, geographical condition...

Br Tom Fitzgerald SMA – funeral homily

Brother Tom Fitzgerald SMA was laid to rest in the SMA Community cemetery adjacent to St Joseph’s SMA Church, Wilton, Cork on Saturday, 3 February...

Brother Tom Fitzgerald SMA

The Society of African Missions is mourning the death of its most senior Brother, Br Tom Fitzgerald SMA. He was in his 100th...
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Funeral ceremonies and homily for the late Fr John Travers SMA

"Many people shared stories of extraordinary acts of kindness which Fr Travers had done for them. It was heartening to hear such stories, some...