Funeral Arrangements for Fr. Seamus Stapleton, SAC.
The funeral arrangements for Seamus, who died suddenly on Sunday 30th October, have been finalized.
He will be received into St. Mary Star of the Sea Church on Wednesday evening at 7pm, and Fr. George Ranahan, will be the celebrant at the Mass of Reception.
Bishop Richard Moth of the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton will be the main celebrant at the concelebrated Requiem Mass on Thursday 10th at 12pm. There will be a buffet reception in the Parish Hall.
Seamus’s remains will be brought to Heathrow on Friday and will leave there at 15.20 on an Aer Lingus flight to Shannon. He will lie in repose at Whelan’s Funeral Home, Tipperary Town.
Viewing in the Funeral Home on Saturday 12th from 5 – 7.30pm followed by removal to St. Michael’s Parish Church.
Concelebrated Funeral Mass on Sunday 13th at 2pm followed by burial in the local cemetery on the Cashel road at the end of Tipperary Town.
The family have asked that all Pallottines be sure to go for lunch with them after the burial, it will be in Ballykisteen Hotel.
(Fr. Derry Murphy SAC, Provincial)
October 30, 2016
Very sad news from Hastings in England. Fr. Seamus Stapleton died suddenly in the presbytery this morning. May he rest in peace.
Seamus had celebrated 10am Mass in the parish of St. Mary Star of the Sea, Hastings, and went for a cup of tea with the parishioners, he returned to the presbytery and when he did not appear for the 11.30am Mass the Deacon and some parishioners went to find him and he had collapsed in the kitchen. The emergency services were called but he had already died.
Seamus was born on 14th September 1971, made his first consecration on 29th September 2002, and was ordained on 11th June 2006.
Seamus is mourned by his mother Mary, his brothers John, Matthew and Liam, by his sister Anne-Marie, and his extended family; he was predeceased by his father James.