Fr Lionel Devany RIP ObituarySunday 21st November 2021
Please remember him in your prayers and in the celebration of Mass. May he rest in peace.
Lionel was born on 10th October 1935 in Crumpsall and was baptised on 5th November 1935 at St Chad’s, Manchester. He was educated at St Anne’s Elementary, Crumpsall and Xaverian College, Manchester.
Lionel was accepted as an Ecclesiastical student for the Diocese of Salford in July 1953 and studied at Osterley College, transferring to St Joseph’s College, Upholland in September 1956.
Fr Lionel Devany was ordained to the Priesthood at the Cathedral Church of St John the Evangelist, Salford on 16th June 1962.
Fr Devany served the Diocese of Salford in the following appointments:
1962-1967: St. Willibrord’s, Clayton Assistant Priest
1967-1974: St. Patrick’s, Oldham Assistant Priest
1974-1981: Guardian Angels, Bury Assistant Priest
1981-1989: Holy Family, Denton Parish Priest
1989-2019: St. Joseph’s, Irlam Parish Priest
Fr Lionel retired in 2019 and resided at Nazareth House Care Home where he also served as chaplain
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