The death has occurred of Fr. Benny (Bernard) Fitzpatrick
St. Mary's, Swanlinbar, Co.Cavan and Rathcorrick, Cavan, Cavan
Fr. Benny (Bernard) Fitzpatrick, St. Marys, Swanlinbar, Co. Cavan, Rathcorrick, Cavan and Missionary Priest to Lagos, Nigeria for 23 years. Pre-deceased by his parents Mary and Pat, his brother Jim, and sisters Betty, Maura and Anne. Friday April 30th 2021 peacefully. Fr. Benny will be very sadly missed and fondly remembered by his sister Madeleine (McCormack) Castletara, all his nephews and nieces far and wide, cousins, Bishop Martin, Bishop Emeritus, Leo, all the Priests of the Diocese of Kilmore, and the many people who became special friends during his Ministry.
Due to current restrictions Fr.. Benny’s Reposing, Funeral Mass and burial will be private to family please, with the church restricted to 25 people. You are asked to use the condolence section at the end of this page for your messages to the family.
Fr. Benny’s Removal will leave his home at Rathcorrick, Cavan, on Sunday evening at 5 o clock turning left at Moynehall, and travelling Via Cavan By Pass, Belturbet, Derrylin and Kinawley to arrive at St. Mary’s Church. Swanlinbar at 6pm.
Funeral Mass on Monday at 12 noon, restricted to 25 people. Following Mass the cortege will travel to St. Brigid’s cemetery, Killygarry, Cavan for committal prayers and burial in the family plot.
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Those standing along the route to pay their respects are asked to observe social distancing and keep safe.
No flowers, please. Donations would be appreciated in memory of Fr. Benny to help continue his building programme in Lagos, Nigeria in care of McMahon Funeral Directors, Farnham Road, Cavan or any family member.
The Funeral Mass can be viewed live on the following link: https://vimeo.com/543828208
The Fitzpatrick Family would like to thank you all for your cooperation and respect at this difficult time.
House Private Please
Mc Mahon Funeral Directors
- Contact John 086 2616036 or Philip 086 2347412,
- Funeral Home at Farnham Road,
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