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Bishop William Lee

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Bishop William Lee

Waterford City, Waterford / Newport, Tipperary

The death has occurred of Bishop William Lee, Bishop Emeritus of Waterford and Lismore on January 5th 2024.


Bishop Emeritus William Lee passed away peacefully in the loving care of the hospice staff in St Vincent’s ward of Dungarvan Community Care Hospital.

He is predeceased by his father John, his mother Delia, his brother John, and his brother in law John McDonogh.

He is very deeply regretted by his sisters, Sister Patricia Lee and Eileen McDonogh, his brother Pat, his sisters in law Gay and Mary, his nieces and nephews and extended family and friends.

He is also deeply regretted by Bishop Phonsie Cullinan and the clergy, religious, and lay faithful of the diocese, also by Nora Jacob, his housekeeper and the staff of the Pastoral Centre and Diocesan Office, both past and present, and by all those who knew him in his many pastoral ministries.


May he Rest in Peace

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dilis.


Funeral Arrangements are as follows:


Reposing at the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, Barronstrand Street, Waterford on Monday 8th January from 2pm to 7pm.

Rosary at 3pm

Evening Prayer led by the clergy at 5pm

Night Prayer at 7pm

Solemn Requiem Mass Tuesday January 9th at 12 noon followed by burial in the Cathedral grounds.


Date Published:

Friday 5th January 2024

Date of Death:

Friday 5th January 2024

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