Fr Daniel Murphy, SMA
Members of the Society of African Missions [SMA] are mourning the death of their dear confrere, Fr Daniel Murphy, which took place in St Theresa's Nursing unit of the African Missions, Blackrock Road, Cork early on Sunday morning, 19 October 2014, Mission Sunday.
Fr Dan was a 'local lad', raised in the Ballintemple area of the city, down the road from the African Missions - of the AFs as they were known locally. He served Mass in St Joseph's SMA Church as a young boy and it was through the influence of the many missionaries he met there that he decided to be a missionary himself.
After Ordination he was assigned to Nigeria and he spent all his years there working in the Archdiocese of Lagos, serving in many posts of responsibility, including Vicar General to then Archbishop Anthony Olubunmi Okogie.
He retired to Blackrock Road several years ago and has been in failing health for some time.
Fr Dan is deeply regretted by his sisters Kathleen and Mary and his brother Edmund, nieces, nephews, relatives, friends and confreres in the Society of African Missions. He was predeceased by his sisters Siobhán and Betty and brothers Denis and Pat.
Monday, 20 October
5.30pm - Reception of remains at the SMA House, Blackrock Road followed by Evening Prayer for the Dead.
7pm - Rosary.
Tuesday, 21 October
7pm - Prayers for the Dead followed by removal to St Joseph's SMA Church, Wilton.
Wednesday, 22 October
12 noon - Concelebrated Funeral Mass followed by burial in the adjoining SMA community cemetery.
May Fr Dan now enjoy his eternal rest.