Death of Very Reverend Bobby McKenna
The death has taken place on Thursday 1st September, of Fr Bobby McKenna, formerly of Newtown Rd. Camlough. May he rest in peace.
The funeral arrangements are as follows:
Removal remains from his home on Sunday at 5.30pm to St Malachy’s Church, Carrickcruppin, arriving for Mass at 6pm. Fr McKenna’s remains will repose in St. Malachy’s Church from 7pm to 10pm;
Requiem Mass on Monday, 5 September at 12 noon;
Interment afterwards in adjoining cemetery.
Archbishop Eamon extends his sympathy and that of Cardinal Seán, Bishop Michael, the clergy and people of the Archdiocese to his family.
Very Rev Robert McKenna PE
Born: 12 May 1934, Parish of Killeeshil
Studied St Patrick’s College, Armagh 1946-51
St Patrick’s College, Maynooth 1951-58
Ordained: 22 June 1958, St Patrick’s College, Maynooth
Assistant, Loughgall 1958-59
On loan to Menevia, Wales 1959-59
Teacher, St Patrick’s College, Armagh 1959-60
Diocesan Advisor for Religious Education 1960-69
Director, Mount Oliver Institute 1969-82
Curate, Kilsaran 1982-86
Parish Priest, Lordship & Ballymascanlon 1986-95
Parish Priest, Haggardstown & Blackrock 1995-99
Pastor Emeritus, Assistant Pastor, Bessbrook 1999-2018
Pastor Emeritus 2018
Date of Death: 1 September, Daisy Hill Hospital, Newry