It is with great sadness that we have to advise of the death this morning of Monsignor Thomas O'Hare, following a lengthy illness. He died in the parish house at St Anthony's in Rutherglen where he resided following his retirement.
Monsignor O'Hare was born in Motherwell on 16th October 1935 and ordained in Motherwell on 29th June 1959. He served in a number of parishes in the diocese: as Assistant Priest in St Margaret's Airdrie, Our Lady and St Joseph's Glenboig, St John Bosco New Stevenston and St Mary's Hamilton; and as Parish Priest in St Benedict's Easterhouse, St Serf's Airdrie and, latterly, in Our Lady and St Anne's in Hamilton until his retirement in 2014.
In addition to parish work, Monsignor O'Hare was a member of the College of Consultors for an number of years and held the posts of Diocesan Treasurer and Vicar General. In 2007, the Prelacy of Honour was bestowed on him. He became a member of the Chapter of Cathedral Canons in 2011 .
Reception of the Body at St Anthony's Church Rutherglen on Sunday 20th March at 6.30 pm with the Funeral Mass at St Anthony's on Monday 21st March at 12 noon.
Our Lady, Queen of Priests, Pray for him.