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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 Thomas (Tom) Kearney SMA

The SMA is mourning the unexpected death of Fr Tom Kearney SMA which took place on Monday, 22 November 2021, at the residence of...

Fr Joseph (Joe) Maguire SMA – Funeral homily

Fr Joe Maguire SMA passed to his eternal reward on Monday, 21 November 2016. His funeral Mass was celebrated in St Joseph’s SMA Church,...

Fr Joseph (Joe) Maguire SMA

The oldest priest in the Irish Province, Fr Joseph Maguire, passed to his eternal reward shortly before 10am on Monday, 21 November 2016,...

Fr Leo Silke SMA – Funeral homily

Fr Leo Silke, the oldest member of the Irish Province, passed, unexpectedly, to his eternal reward on the evening of Friday, 16 April...

Fr Leo Silke SMA, RIP

Funeral Mass for Fr Leo Silke SMA will take place at 12 noon on Monday, 19 April. Due to government restrictions it is strictly...

Fr Don Burke SMA – Funeral Homily

Homily at the Funeral Service for the late Fr Daniel (Don) Burke SMA Good Friday, 2 April 2021 – St Joseph’s SMA Church, Wilton, Cork Fr...

Fr Michael Boyle SMA [RIP] – Funeral homily

Fr Michael Boyle SMA, the oldest member of the Irish Province, passed peacefully to his eternal reward on Ash Wednesday morning in St Joseph’s...

SMA NOVEMBER MEMORIAL EVENTS PLAYBACK

This year due to Coronavirus restrictions the SMA was unable to observe its traditional November remembrance of the dead in our Parishes and Houses. ...