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.


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Fr Martin McNeely SMA

Fr Martin McNeely SMA Fr Martin (Mattie) McNeely passed to his eternal reward on Wednesday, 22 September at his home in Mulranny, Co Mayo....

Paschal Carey

Paschal Carey, who died on 28th April at the age of 77 years, was a great friend of the SMA. He was a native of...

Fr Paul D’Arcy SMA Funeral homily

Homily delivered by Rev Fr Fachtna O’Driscoll SMA, Provincial Leader of the Irish Province 29 April 2010 Readings: Eccl 3: 1-8, 11 and 1...

Fr Paul D’Arcy SMA

Fr Paul D'Arcy SMA The Irish Province of the Society of African Missions mourns the loss of Fr Paul D'Arcy SMA who died at...

Fr Douglas Bluett SMA

Fr Douglas H Bluett SMA dies in London The SMA British Province has lost its senior missionary with the death of Fr Douglas (Dougie)...

Dr Christy O’Sullivan

Dr Christopher (Christy) O'SullivanMB, BCh, BOA, LM, LIGCP On the day of his admission as an Honorary member of the Society of African...

Bishop Moore SMA (RIP)

The Society of African Missions mourns the unexpected death of Bishop John Moore SMA (Bishop of Bauchi, Nigeria) . At the same time as his...

Funeral Mass & burial of Bishop John Moore SMA

Funeral Mass for Bishop John Moore at 12 noon, Saturday, 23 January   A large number of priests concelebrated the funeral Mass with Fr Fachtna O'Driscoll...