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Fr Bill Foley SMA
The death has taken place in the Bon Secours Hospital of Fr William [Bill] Foley SMA. Fr Bill was hospitalised recently and though he seemed to be recovering he died at 5.50am on Wednesday, 30 July 2014. May he rest in peace. Read OBITUARY here.
Reposing at the African Missions House, Wilton, Cork from 3pm - 6.30pm Thursday and Friday.
Friday, 1 August @ 6.30pm: Prayers for the Dead followed by removal to the adjacent St Joseph's SMA Parish Church, Wilton.
Saturday, 2 August @ 12 noon: Concelebrated Funeral Mass followed immediately by burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Fr Martin J Walsh SMA
The death has taken place at the African Missions, Blackrock Road, Cork of Rev Fr Martin J Walsh. SMA. Fr Martin died peacefully at 7.30am on Tuesday, 29 July 2014. He was 86 years of age. Read OBITUARY here.
Thursday, 31 July
5.30pm - Evening Prayer.
7pm - Prayers for the Dead followed by removal to the adjoining St Joseph's SMA Parish Church, Blackrock Road.
Friday, 1 August
12 noon - Concelebrated Funeral Mass in St Joseph's Church, Blackrock Road followed by removal to the SMA cemetery at the African Missions, Wilton, Cork.