Sadness at loss of Patrician Brother

The late Bro. James P. Moran

The late Bro. James P. Moran

The death occurred on Tuesday, August 21, 2012, of Bro. James P. Moran of Patrician Brothers, Rathmoyle, Laois. Bro James first came to Fethard in September 1968 when he was appointed Superior and Principal of the Patrician Brothers national school from September 1968 up to September 1971 when he was transferred to Abbeyleix. He returned to Fethard in September 1977 when he was again appointed Superior and Principal of the national school. In September 1980 he was again transferred back to Abbeyleix and was replaced by Bro Paul Duffy.

Bro. James has always kept in touch with Fethard through the Emigrant’s Newsletter and has also returned on many occasions for various celebrations such as the launch of the Fethard GAA Centenary Book in May 1989; the Patrician Brothers Farewell from Fethard social in July 1993; the book launch in June 1997 of ‘The Patrician Brothers in Fethard 1873-1993’, celebrating the work of the Patrician Brothers in Fethard; and the Patrician Brothers Bicentenary Celebrations held in Fethard in January 2008.

Bro. James was a founder member of St. Patrick’s Athletic Club formed in the Patrician Brothers in April 1970 and a member of Fethard & Killusty Community Council in 1979. A very popular man, Bro. James will be fondly remembered by the many people whose lives he touched during his work while here in Fethard.

Reposing at the residence of the Patrician Brother’s, Abbeyleix, on Wednesday August 22, was followed by removal to the Church of The Most Holy Rosary, Abbeyleix. Internment took place after Requiem Mass on Thursday to St. Patrick’s Cemetery. May he rest in Peace.