Fr John Dunleavy, SMA, died peacefully on Friday, 14 April 2023, in the African Missions, Blackrock Road, Cork. Fr John was 86 years old and had ministered as a priest in Nigeria, United States and Ireland. Since retiring in 2011, he lived in the SMA House in Claregalway, Co Galway. He transferred to the African Missions, Blackrock Road, Cork earlier this year for medical care.
His parents, Tommy and Mary Jane [née Egan] predeceased him as well as his sisters Philomena O’Brien and Margaret Morris and his four brothers: Martin, Packie, Tom and Christy. The Light of Heaven to them all.
Fr John’s remains will be reposing at Our Lady’s Chapel, Lackagh, Turloughmore, Co Galway on this Sunday [16 April] from 5.30pm with removal at 7.30pm to the Church of Our Lady of Knock, Lackagh.
His Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 12 noon on Monday, 17 April, followed by burial in Lackagh Old Cemetery.
Due to the continuing presence of Covid-19, those attending the funeral are respectfully requested to adhere to all social distancing and sanitising guidelines, wear a face covering and avoid shaking hands.
The Funeral Mass will be livestreamed on www.lackaghchurchliveyoutube and also broadcast locally on parish radio, 106.9 FM.
Fr John is deeply regretted by his sister-in-law Bernadette Dunleavy, nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, cousins and extended family, friends and neighbours, the people of Benin City Archdiocese [Nigeria], Springfield Diocese and Boston Archdiocese [USA], Killaloe Diocese, Elphin Diocese and Tuam Archdiocese and his confreres in the Society of African Missions.
May he rest in peace.