It is with sadness that the Diocese of Leeds announces the death of Fr Jerry O’Mahony. Fr Jerry was born at Main Street, Millstreet, Co. Cork on 11th September 1934. He studied for the priesthood at All Hallows’ College, Dublin and was ordained on 22nd June 1958.
Arriving in England he was appointed Assistant Priest in St.Joseph’s, Bradford where he served for four years before he was appointed to serve in St. Joseph’s, Castleford. His curacy there lasted for six years and in 1966 he was transferred to St. Malachy’s, Halifax. Five years later he served his final curacy in St Peter’s, Doncaster. In October 1973 Fr Jerry became Parish Priest of Sacred Heart, Sowerby Bridge where he enjoyed thirteen years. Three years as Parish Priest of St. Edmund’s, Airedale (Castleford) followed before transferring to Holy Spirit, Heckmondwike where he served for five years until 1996.
His final parish was English Martyrs, Addingham where he was Parish Priest for sixteen years until his retirement in 2012.
Fr Jerry retired to the newly developed flats in the Manor House, Otley where he lived alongside several other retired priests until his recent illness.
The following arrangements have been made for his funeral.
Thursday 21st May, 7pm English Martyrs Church, Addingham. Reception of the body and Mass.
Friday 22nd May, 12 noon Leeds Cathedral. Requiem Mass celebrated by the Bishop.
Monday 25th May, 11am St Patrick’s Church, Mill Street Co. Cork. Requiem Mass followed by interment into the family grave.
from the DioceseOfLeeds.org.uk
O’MAHONY Rev. Fr. Jeremiah Joseph Of your charity please pray for the happy repose of the soul of Fr. Jerry who passed away on May 2, 2015, aged 80 years. Fr Jerry was Parish Priest of Sacred Heart, Sowerby Bridge, St. Edmund’s, Castleford, The Holy Spirit, Heckmondwike and English Martyrs, Addingham. Loving son of the late Daniel and Catherine O’Mahony, Mill Street, Co. Cork, Ireland. Dear brother of Connie, Donal, Margaret and the late Timothy and Hannah Clare. A loved brother-in-law, uncle and great-uncle. Fr. Jerry will be received into English Martyrs Catholic Church, Bolton Road, Addingham on Thursday, May 21 at 7.00p.m., for Mass. Requiem Mass will be celebrated at the Cathedral Church of St. Anne, Leeds on Friday, May 22 at 12 noon prior to repatriation for Mass in St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Mill Street, Co. Cork followed by burial. “May He Rest In Peace”
from the Likely Gazette