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Canon Con O'Leary RIP



We ask you to remember in your prayers the repose of the soul of Canon Cornelius (Con) O'Leary who has died.


Canon O'Leary was a priest in Motherwell Diocese for 54 years. He was born in Ireland on 24th April 1936 and ordained a priest in Carlow on 9th June 1962. He died on Thursday 22nd October at Fairfield Nursing Home in Drimoleague, Co. Cork, Ireland.


His Requiem Mass took place on Saturday 24th October in All Saints Church, Drimoleague. He was buried afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.


In the Diocese of Motherwell he served as Assistant Priest in a number of parishes -


1962 St Brigid's, Newmains

1962 St James', Coatbridge

1971 St Cuthbert's, Burnbank

1976 St John the Baptist, Uddingston

1980 St Monica's, Coatbridge


and as parish priest in -


1987 St Benedict's, Easterhouse

1988 St Patrick's, Shotts

1997 St Mary's, Caldercruix


Canon O'Leary retired to Ireland in 2016.


May he rest in the peace of the Lord.

Our Lady, Queen of Priests, pray for him.

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