Canon Francis Deeney RIP ObituarySaturday 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.