Fr. Seán Maurice Cunningham O.P.

Holy Cross Friary, Sligo.

13 Jun, 2021

Peacefully, in the loving care of the nurses, carers and staff at Mowlam Nursing Home, Sligo.

Formerly of Strathroy, Omagh, Co. Tyrone, late of Holy Cross Friary Sligo and Mowlam nursing home.  Deeply regretted by his sisters Rosemary (Marshall) and Carmel (Rosen), brother Eamon, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, extended family, his Dominican confrères and friends. Pre-deceased by his brothers Páraig, Fr. Séamus (C.S.Sp.), Fr. Tom (C.S.Sp.), Fr. Colum (C.S.Sp.) and Michael, and his sisters Maura, (Sr Breid IBVM), Kathleen (Nolan) and Breid.

Rest in peace.

Reposing at Holy Cross Friary, Sligo on Tuesday evening from 5:00pm to 7:00pm for family and relatives only. Requiem Mass will take place on Wednesday at 2:30pm followed by burial in Sligo cemetery.

Due to current restrictions, Fr. Seán’s funeral will be private for family and relatives only.

You can stream his funeral mass live by clicking the ‘Live Stream’ button below.

Family flowers only please.

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  1. We are saddened to hear of the passing of Father Sean. May he rest in peace and may God keep him and you his family in his loving care.
    Con Darcy and family Oakfield Park Sligo

  2. A very devout and reverent man, will be sadly missed, may he rest in peace

  3. I extend my sympathy and prayers to Fr Sean’s family and confreres. I used to visit him several years ago for spiritual direction and he always had some pearl of wisdom for me to take away. May Our Lady, St Joseph and St Dominic intercede for the happy repose of his soul. I will offer Mass for Fr Sean. May he rest in peace. Amen.

  4. May the Lord welcome Fr Sean to his Heavenly Kingdom. Never knew the man but he has the look of a good decent man. I’m sure he willed be missed RIP.

  5. Fr Sean a pure Saint .Will be deeply missed by so many people .Sligo / Leitrim for life were close friends of Fr Sean’s .He was a Pro life Giant & an amazing Priest.Very humble ,Holy ,a wonderful sense of Humour & a Hugh witness to us all.Fr Sean was a big advocate also of the First fridays & first saturdays ,Confessions ,the sacraments ,family ,the legion of Mary.He had Brains to burn ,and used to speak to us on canon law & so many other important subjects .He was an activist priest also & we admired fr Sean for this also.He was courageous & strong.He loved his walks & was as fit as a fiddle .We will never forget Fr Sean.He will be in our Hearts for eternity.May you Rest in Peace .Amen.Much Love from us all.Sincere Condolences to Fr Sean’s Family members & extended Family & to all the Dominicans ,Fr Gus,Fr Richard ,Fr Matthew & so many others.( Sligo / Leitrim for life).🙏🌹

  6. May Fr. Sean’s holy soul rest in peace.
    Pat and Agnes O’Neill

  7. I know I am late………but……….
    Fr Sean was one of the finest types of the traditional Catholic priest I have ever met. I will always treasure and remember the meetings I had with him when I lived in Ireland — even when he told me that my trouble was that I “was a Brit”. He was good, kind,interesting and saintly. I went to his Mass twice and it shook me – I felt that I was really in the presence of the Holy. That’s true of every Mass, I know, but at his Mass it seemed special and the same was true of Confession with him. May he rest in peace.

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