The SMA is mourning the unexpected death of Fr Tom Kearney SMA which took place on Monday, 22 November 2021, at the residence of his brother Seamus in Ardee, Co Louth. Fr Tom had travelled to Ardee to prepare for the funeral of his brother-in-law, Aidan Carroll. Please remember both of them in your prayers.
Fr Tom was born on the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, 11 February 1935. After theology studies in the African Missions Major seminary, Dromantine, Newry, Co Down, he was ordained a priest in June 1958. Fr Tom served as a missionary in several parishes of the Archdiocese of Lagos and Ijebu-Ode diocese, Nigeria. He also ministered in the SMA Parish of St John Vianney, West Green, London. On returning to Ireland he was seconded to the Archdiocese of Tuam where he served for several years in the parish of Achill. Up to his death, he was living an active retirement in the SMA community, Wilton, Cork, where he developed a small garden for vegetables, fruits etc.
He is deeply mourned by his sister Anita and brother Seamus, sister-in-law, nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends as well as his confreres in the Society of African Missions.
Fr Tom had travelled to Ardee to prepare for the funeral of his brother-in-law, Aidan Carroll. Please remember both of them in your prayers.
Fr Tom’s remains will leave Tenanty’s Funeral Home, Ardee, on Saturday morning, 27 November, at 11.30am to arrive at the Church of the Nativity of Our Lady, Ardee, for 12 noon Mass, followed by burial in Ballapousta cemetery, Ardee.
You are welcome to join the Mass via the Ardee Parish webcam
Requiescat in Pace.