THE Requiem Mass for the late Canon Michael Fleming will take place on Tuesday morning in St James’s Church, Killorglin where he had ministered for the past 17 years.
Although the service will be private due to the current restrictions, it will be live streamed online and a public memorial service will take place at a later date.
Canon Fleming, who was in his early 70s, died unexpectedly on Friday in Cork University Hospital where he had been recovering from surgery.
A native of Scartaglen, during almost 50 years in the priesthood he had served in Dingle, Waterville, Wembley in London, Glenflesk and Our Lady and St Brendan’s Parish in Trale before he became Parish Administrator in Killarney. He was later transferred to Moyvane before being appointed to Killorglin in 2003.
In addition to his duties in Killorglin and Cromane, Canon Fleming was Vicar Forane for the entire Mid Kerry area, including Killorglin, Cromane, Beaufort, Castlemaine, Glenbeigh and Milltown.
Removal will take place from Flynn’s Funeral Home, Killorglin, at 9.15am on Tuesday and the cortege will wind its way to Killorglin via the Star of the Sea Church in Cromane and Dooks.
The Mass at 10.30am will be live streamed on www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/st-james-killorglin with burial afterwards in the Church grounds.
Canon Fleming is survived by his family, Mai (Fleming) Killarney, Eileen (Carew) Tipperary, Patrick (New Jersey), Sr De Lourdes (Mercy Sisters, Tralee) and Sr Angela (Mercy Sisters, Clonakilty, Co. Cork).
He is further mourned by his sister-in-law, brother-in-law, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, great-grandnephews and great-grandnieces, Bishop Ray Browne and the priests of the Diocese of Kerry, parishioners and the communities in which he ministered.
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