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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.

 

“It’s been a great life” – eulogy to Fr. Johnie Haverty by his friend,...

Some weeks ago when Johnie Haverty gave me a copy of a book of his life as a missionary he had just completed, he...

Farewell Homily for the late Fr. Johnie Haverty SMA by Fr. Maurice Henry SMA,...

"I would like my mission career to define me. This is me. For this I came. The first 25 years of my life in...

Fr. Johnie HAVERTY, SMA, RIP

The Society of African Missions are mourning the death of Fr Johnie HAVERTY SMA, who died peacefully on 8 July 2019, at the African...

Homily delivered at the funeral mass of Fr. Paddy Mackle SMA by Fr. Malachy...

We are gathered here today to say farewell to our dear brother priest, a missionary, a brother, an uncle and friend - Fr Paddy...

Fr Patrick (Paddy) Mackle SMA R.I.P

The Society of African Missions are mourning the death of Fr Paddy Mackle who died peacefully on 13 June 2019, in his niece, Maura...

HOMILY at the Funeral Mass of Fr Willie Cusack SMA, by Fr Malachy Flanagan...

We are gathered here today to say farewell to our dear brother priest, a brother, an uncle and friend, Fr Willie Cusack whom God...

Fr William (Willie) Cusack SMA (RIP)

The Society of African Missions and the Cusack family are mourning the death of Fr William (Willie) Cusack SMA which took place in the...

Homily Given at the Funeral Service for Fr Alberto Olivoni SMA

19 April 2019 – Good Friday Introduction We gather on this Good Friday – when we commemorate the death of our Saviour - to bid farewell...