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 James [Jim] O’Hea, SMA [RIP]

Fr James O’Hea SMA passed to his eternal reward at 9.30pm on St Patrick’s Day, 17 March 2020, in St Theresa’s Unit, African...

Fr Michael Morgan-Evans SMA – Obituary

Michael Christopher Morgan-Evans, second son of Dr George and Catherine , was born in Putney. London on 8 July 1931. He died in the...

Fr Michael Morgan-Evans SMA [RIP]

Fr Michael Christopher Morgan-Evans SMA passed to his eternal reward at 9.50pm, Saturday, 22nd February 2020. He died in the SMA House, African Missions,...

Homily at the Funeral Mass of Father Terry Gunn SMA

Fr Terry Gunn died peacefully on 10 February 2020 in the Cork University Hospital. He was 84 years old. He was ordained in 1960...

Fr Paddy Kelly SMA – Month’s Mind celebrations

On Friday evening, 14 February 2020, the family of the late Fr Paddy (PJ) Kelly gathered in their home parish of Laurencetown, Ballinasloe, Co...

Homily at Thanksgiving Mass for Fr Paddy (PJ) Kelly SMA, Wilton, Cork

Fr Joe Egan, SMA, preached at the Mass prior to the burial of Fr Paddy (PJ) Kelly, in St Joseph’s SMA Church, Wilton, Cork....

Funeral Mass – Fr Paddy (PJ) Kelly, Kilnadeema

The Funeral Mass for the late Fr Paddy (PJ) Kelly took place at St Dympna’s Church, Kilnadeema, Loughrea, Co Galway on 20 January, following...

Homily at Funeral Mass for Fr Paddy Kelly SMA

Monday, 20 January 2020 - St Dympna’s Church, Kilnadeema, Co Galway When I first stood in this church in September 2017, a couple of months...