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 Harry Casey SMA

Fr Henry Casey SMA

Fr Henry Casey SMA06 February 2009 Fr Henry (Harry) Casey SMA passed away in the afternoon of Friday 6 February at Downpatrick Hospital...

Fr Seán Rafferty SMA

    Fr Seán Rafferty SMA 16 July 2009 Fr Seán Rafferty SMA passed to the Lord in the evening of Thursday, 16th...

Fr James Harrold SMA

     Fr James Harrold SMA30 August 2009 Fr James Harrold SMA passed away peacefully at St Theresa's Nursing Home attached to SMA...
Fr Jimmy O'Connell SMA

Fr James O’Connell SMA

Fr James O'Connell SMA04 August 2009 Fr James (Jimmy) O'Connell SMA passed away peacefully in his sleep at 1.10 a.m. on the morning of...
Fr John Hannon SMA 1939-2004

Fr John Hannon SMA

Funeral The funeral of Fr Hannon took place on Friday 3 December at St Barnabas' Church, Matasia. More than 3,000 people - bishops, priests,...

Obituaries 2005-2008

Deceased members of the Irish Province of the Society of African MissionsEach member of the Society of African Missions makes his own contribution to...