Palmerston North priest dies after 70 years of priestly service

Fr Patrick Joseph Cumisky passed away peacefully in Wanganui last Wednesday at the age of 96.

His Funeral Mass takes place in Wanganui on Thursday, November 9.

Cumiskey was educated at Mohill Boys National School, St Mel’s College Longford and All Hallows College Drumcondra, Dublin.

He was ordained a priest in All Hallows on Sunday, 30th June 1946, and celebrated his first Mass in St. Patrick’s Church, Mohill.

His priestly ministry was spent entirely in New Zealand (Wellington, Lower Hutt Christchurch, Taihape, Palmerston North and Wanganui.

Cumiskey has a younger brother Dundalk, Ireland who is also a priest,  Fr Cathal Cumiskey, CSsR.

Leitrim Observer

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