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Death Of Fr. Liam P. McSweeney, Formerly Of Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

It was with great sadness that we learned of the death, on Sunday 23rd July 2023, of Fr. Liam P. McSweeney, Sacramento, California, USA and formerly of Thurles Co. Tipperary and Gortnahoe, Thurles, Co Tipperary.

Fr. McSweeney, beloved priest of the Diocese of Sacramento, USA had celebrated his diamond jubilee (sixtieth anniversary as a priest) this year.

Pre-deceased by his mother Ellen (Thurles) and his father Edward (Cork), brother Pearse, sisters Dympna and Maureen (Maher) and brother-in-law James Maher (Roscrea), the passing of Fr. McSweeney is most deeply regretted and sadly missed by his sister Noreen (Dublin), brother Patrick (Paddy) (Dolla, Co Tipperary), nephew Martin Maher and his wife Elaine, grandnieces Ráichéal, Aisling and Grace Maher, cousins, extended relatives Maura Quinn and family (Holycross), Breda Minahin and family Piltown (Kilkenny), Willie and Marie Dunne (Gortnahoe Tipperary), Richie and Mary Dunne (Gortnahoe Tipperary), Richard Dunne and family (Dublin) and Josephine Maher and family (Australia), neighbours, many friends and Religious colleagues, both in the United States and Ireland.

Requiescat in Pace.

Funeral Arrangements.

A Vigil Service and Rosary for Fr. McSweeney will be held on Thursday evening August 10th at 6:00pm in St. Mels Church, 4745 Pennsylvania Avenue, Fair Oaks, Sacramento, California USA.
His earthly remains will repose for Requiem Mass on Friday morning, August 11th, 2023, at 10:00am, followed by a rite of committal service same day at 2:30pm in Calvary Catholic Cemetery and Funeral Center, situated at 7101 Verner Ave. in Citrus Heights, Sacramento.

For those persons who are unable to attend the funeral service for Fr. McSweeney, same can be viewed, streamed live online HERE.

The extended McSweeney family wish to express their appreciation for your understanding at this difficult time and have made arrangements for those persons wishing to send messages of condolence, to use the link shown HERE.

Note: A special memorial Mass will be celebrated in the Cathedral of the Assumption, Cathedral Street, Thurles, Co Tipperary, on Sunday August 27th at 11:00am, for all of Fr. Liam’s family and friends in Ireland.


Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

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