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 Brendan Dunning SMA [RIP]

The Society of African Missions are mourning the unexpected death of Fr Brendan Dunning SMA, which took place in Laurel Lodge Nursing Home, Longford...

Fr Dan O’Brien SMA [RIP]

Fr Dan O’Brien SMA died in the Cork University Hospital on 7 April 2020. A native of Cork City, Fr Dan was a missionary...

Fr Dan O’Brien SMA [RIP] – Funeral Homily

Fr Malachy Flanagan, SMA Provincial Leader, celebrated the Funeral Mass for the late Fr Dan O’Brien in St Joseph’s SMA Church, Wilton, Cork, on...

Fr Patrick Jennings SMA – Funeral homily

Fr Patrick Jennings SMA, the oldest member of the Irish Province, died peacefully on Palm Sunday, 5 April 2020. His Funeral Mass took place...

Fr Patrick Jennings SMA [RIP]

Fr Patrick Jennings died peacefully in St Theresa’s Nursing Unit, African Missions, Blackrock Road, Cork early on Palm Sunday morning, 5 April 2020....

Fr James O’Hea SMA [RIP] – HOMILY

Fr James O’Hea was laid to rest in a private Funeral at the SMA cemetery in St Joseph’s parish, Wilton, Cork, on Thursday, 19...

Fr John McCormack SMA (RIP)

Fr John McCormack SMA passed to his eternal reward at 10.45pm on Tuesday, 24 March 2020, in St Theresa’s Unit, African Missions, Blackrock Road,...

Fr James [Jim] O’Hea SMA [RIP] – Homily

Fr James O’Hea SMA died in the SMA House, African Missions, Blackrock Road, Cork on 17 March 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and...