Fr Frank Coltsmann, SMA [RIP]

The death has taken place on Saturday, 3 February 2024, of Fr Frank Coltsmann, SMA. Fr Frank died peacefully in the St Theresa’s Nursing Unit of the African Missions, Blackrock Road, Cork.

Fr Frank, a native of Strokestown, Co Roscommon, was ordained for the SMA in 1961 and served in the Diocese of Ibadan, Nigeria from 1962 until 1977 and 1981 to 1983. For several years he was Editor of the Diocesan newspaper – The Independent. He later served in the Archdiocese of Toronto, Canada, and the Diocese of Elphin, Ireland. He retired in 2012.

In 2018, he moved to the St Theresa’s Nursing Unit in Blackrock Road, Cork where he lived until his death.

Fr Frank is survived by his brother Tony, his sisters Jean [Frobisher] and Jackie [Carey]. He is deeply regretted by his siblings, his sister-in-law May, his brother-in-law Derek, nieces, nephews, relatives, friends and his confreres in the Society of African Missions.

Removal to St Joseph’s SMA Church, Wilton, Cork at 11am on Tuesday, 6 February, for Funeral Mass at 12 noon followed by burial in the community cemetery.

Requiescat in Pace.

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