Canon Francis Deeney RIP Obituary

Saturday 17th July 2021

It is with great sadness we announce the death of Canon Frank Deeney who died early this morning.

Please remember him in your prayers and in the celebration of Mass. May he rest in peace.

Francis was born on 25th April 1930 in Derry, Northern Ireland and was baptised at St Columba’s parish church, Derry on 26th April 1930. He was educated at St Columba’s School in Derry and All Hallows College, Dublin.

Francis was accepted as an Ecclesiastical student for the Diocese of Salford in July 1948 and remained at All Hallows College.

Fr Francis Deeney was ordained to the Priesthood at All Hallows College, Dublin on 20th June 1954.

Fr Deeney served the Diocese of Salford in the following appointments:

1954-1964:     St. Anne’s, Blackburn                           Assistant Priest

1964-1965:     St. Boniface, Lower Broughton:            Assistant Priest

1965-1972:     St. Bernard’s, Burnage                         Assistant Priest

1972-1993:     St. Mary’s Burnley                               Parish Priest (Also Dean of St. Gregory’s Deanery)

1975:             Elected to Cathedral Chapter

1993-2003:     Vicar General

1996-2011:     Ss. Peter and Paul, Ribchester            Parish Priest

Fr Frank retired in 2011 and initially resided at Larmenier Retirement Village before recently moving to McCauley Mount Care Home.

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