In memoriam

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For some time, a list of the Deceased among the priests, the monks, and the religious Sisters of the Diocese has been maintained on the diocesan website. I thought I’d include it here, on this website also. We are, after all a single community across the Diocese, led by one Bishop, so these consecrated persons are dear to us in their sacrifice of their lives for the cause of Christ and His Gospel. Here, then, arranged by year, are the lists, first begun here.


2021
  • Sister Francis Martin FSM (+), of the community of the Franciscans Minoress at Melton Mowbray (d. July the 18th
  • Sister Margaret Mary Herlihy PBVM (+), of the community of the Presentation Sisters at Matlock (d. July the 3rd)
  • Sister Mary O’Riordan PBVM (+), of the community of the Presentations Sisters at Matlock (d. May the 30th)
  • Reverend Father Anthony Colebrook (+), priest of the Diocese (d. April the 20th)
  • Reverend Canon Owen O’Neill (+), priest of the Diocese (d. April the 10th)
  • Reverend Father James Earley (+), priest of the Diocese (d. March the 21st)
  • Sister Francesca Hohmann (+), of the community of the Poor Clares Colettine, in Bulwell (d. March the 13th)
  • Sister Assumpta Mulroe PBVM (+), of the community of the Presentation Sisters at Matlock (d. February the 10th)
  • The Reverend Peter Brogan (+), deacon of the Diocese (d. January the 26th)
  • Brother Paul Greaves OCSO (+), of the community of Mount S. Bernard Abbey (d. January the 24th)
  • Sister Bonaventure Fleming FSM (+), of the community of the Franciscans Minoress of Clay Cross (d. January the 21st)

2020
  • Sister M. Ursula O’Keeffe (+), of the community of the Rosminian Sisters of Providence of Loughborough (d. December the 13th)
  • The Reverend Father Michael Horrax (+), priest of the Diocese (d. November the 3rd)
  • The Reverend Father Terence Fellows (+), priest of the Diocese (d. September the 26th)
  • Sister Philippa Kohlbecker (+), of the community of the Sisters of Mercy (d. July the 5th)
  • Sister Rita Wynn (+), of the community of the Sisters of Mercy (d. June the 28th)
  • Sister Breege Leddy (+), of the community of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Peace (d. June the 1st)
  • The Reverend Father Richard Adam OCSO (+), of the community of Mount Saint Bernard abbey (d. May the 22nd)
  • The Reverend Father Joseph McGovern (+), priest of the Diocese (d. April the 13th)
  • Sister Mary Gonzalvo OP (+), of the community of the Dominican Sisters at Leicester (d. April the 16th)
  • The Reverend Father Stephan Foster (+), priest of the Diocese (d. April the 12th, Easter Sunday)
  • Sister Angela Gallagher (+) of the Sisters of Mercy, aka. Sister Mary Peter, long-time teacher at schools in the diocese (d. April the 8th)
  • The Reverend Father John Moakler (+), of the Cistercian community at Mount S. Bernard abbey (d. April the 8th)
  • The Reverend Canon John Emile Joseph Berry (+), priest of the Diocese (d. March the 25th)
  • The Reverend Father Eamonn O’Hara (+), priest of the Diocese (d. March the 8th)
  • Sister Rita Popple (+), of the Rosminian Sisters of Providence, of Loughborough (d. February the 22nd)
  • Sister Evelyn Sheridan (+), of the Sisters of S. Joseph of Peace, late of the Rearsby convent (d. February the 22nd)
  • The Reverend Canon Colin Taylor (+), priest of the Diocese (d. February the 19th)
  • Sister Ellen McGrath (+), of the Sisters of Mercy of Derby (d. February the 20th)
  • Sister Carmel Fitzpatrick (+), of the Sisters of Mercy of Derby (d. January the 23rd)
  • The Reverend Monsignor Joseph Phelan (+), priest of the Diocese (d. January the 10th)
  • Sister Mary Peter Silke (+), of the Rosminian Sisters of Providence, of Loughborough (d. January the 8th)

2019
  • The Reverend Mister James Baxter (+), deacon of the Diocese
  • Sister Mary Herbert OSC (+), one time member of the Newry Poor Clares and former resident at the Cathedral (d. June the 13th)
  • The Reverend Father Neil McLaughlin (+), priest of the Diocese (d. June the 2nd)
  • Sister Dolores Whyte PBVM (+), of the community in Matlock (d. April the 27th)
  • Sister Christianne Champalbert CRSF (+), of the community of S. Francis’ House, Nottingham (d. April the 18th)
  • The Reverend Mister John Parker (+), deacon of the Diocese (d. April the 10th)
  • The Reverend Father Fabian Radcliffe OP (+), of the community at Holy Cross, Leicester (d. April the 1st)
  • Sister Dolores Murphy PBVM (+), of the Sisters’ Care Centre in Matlock (d. February the 18th)
  • The Reverend Mister Ray Faghy (+), deacon of the Diocese (d. February the 23rd)
  • The Reverend Mister Bernard Croft (+), deacon of the Diocese
  • Sister Eucharia FSM (+), long-time staff member at S. Hugh’s College, Tollerton (d. January the 5th)

2018
  • The Reverend Father Thomas Breslin (+), priest of the Diocese (d. December the 8th)