Obituaries

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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.

 

Fr James Higgins SMA, MFR

Fr James Higgins SMA, MFR – Obituary

The death has taken place on Sunday, 3 April 2016, of Fr James Joseph Higgins SMA, MFR, at the SMA House, Blackrock Road, Cork. Fr...
Fr James Higgins SMA, MFR

Death of Fr James Higgins SMA, MFR

The death has taken place on Sunday, 3 April 2016, of Fr James Joseph Higgins SMA, MFR, at the SMA House, Blackrock Road, Cork. Fr...

Beth Ann Otting, SMA Lay missionary

Beth Ann Otting 4 February 1964 – 29 January 2016 On 29 January 2016, Beth Ann Otting, SMA Lay Missionary, lost her life trying to save...
Fr Tom Gorman SMA

Fr Tom Gorman – Funeral homily

Fr Tom Gorman died on Thursday, 4 February 2016. His concelebrated funeral Mass took place at St Joseph’s SMA Church, Wilton, Cork on Saturday,...
Fr Tom Gorman SMA

Death of Fr Tom Gorman SMA

Fr Tom Gorman passed to his eternal reward on Thursday, 4 February in St Theresa’s, SMA House, Blackrock Road, Cork, aged 93 years. Tom Gorman was...

Raphoe & SMA mourn the death of Fr Seamus Gallagher

Fr Seamus Gallagher, former member of the Society of African Missions, and priest of the diocese of Raphoe, died peacefully at his home in...

Fr Patrick McGovern SMA – Funeral ceremonies

Fr Paddy McGovern died unexpectedly on Thursday, 4 June 2015 at the African Missions, Blackrock Road, Cork. His remains were received into our community...

Fr Patrick McGovern SMA – Funeral homily

The SMA Vice Provincial Leader, Fr Malachy Flanagan, was the Principal celebrant and homilist at the concelebrated funeral Mass for the late Fr Paddy...