Obituary and funeral details Fr John McNamara RIPMonday 28th March 2022
It is with great sadness that we announce that Fr John McNamara died peacefully on Saturday evening.
Fr McNamara was in his ninety first year, the sixty fourth year of his Sacred Priesthood.
John was born on 4th June 1931 in Farnworth, Bolton and baptised on 28th June at St. Gregory’s Church, Farnworth. He was educated at St. Gregory’s Elementary School and De La Salle College, Pendleton.
John was accepted as an Ecclesiastical student for the Diocese of Salford in September 1952 and studied at St. Cuthbert’s College, Ushaw. Father John McNamara was ordained to the Priesthood at Our Lady of Lourdes, Farnworth on 27th July 1958.
Fr McNamara served the Diocese of Salford in the following appointments:
1958-1964: St. Edmund’s, Little Hulton Assistant Priest
1964-1971: St. Hugh of Lincoln, Stretford Assistant Priest
1971-1974: St. Columba’s, Tonge Moor, Bolton Assistant Priest
1974-1977: Immaculate Conception, Haslingden Assistant Priest
1977-1995: St. Charles, Rishton Parish Priest
1995-2009: Ss. Peter and Paul, Bolton Parish Priest
In 2009, Fr John retired.
Fr McNamara was for very many years a very active member of the Council of the Salford Catholic Truth Society. He was a director and trustee and from 2001 to 2010 the president
Bishop John will celebrate the Requiem Mass at St. Edmund’s Church, Bolton on Tuesday 5th April at 12.00
Please remember him in your prayers.
May he rest in peace.