The death has occurred of

Fr. Patrick (Pat) Cogan OFM.

Franciscan Friary, Lady Lane, Waterford
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Date Posted
Date of Passing
12 October 2022
Date of Funeral
15 October 2022
Funeral Venue
Franciscan Friary, Lady Lane, Waterford

The death has occurred of Fr Patrick Cogan OFM, Franciscan Friary, Waterford and Clonmel.  He will be sadly missed by the Franciscan Community.

Fr Pat was Founder / Director of Respond Housing Association, he will be fondly remembered by his former colleagues, and friends of Respond.

Fr Pat passed away peacefully on Wednesday 12th October, surrounded by his close friends at University Hospital Waterford.  He was predeceased by his sister Kay, brotherJim, and brothers-in-law, Vincent, Derry and Brian.  He will be deeply missed by his loving sisters Eileen & Breda, sister- in-law Betty, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, and by his close friends especially Deirdre & Sean McCarthy & Stephen, Una & Brian.

May his gentle soul Rest in Peace.

Reposing at Thompsons Funeral Home, Barrack Street, Waterford on Friday 14th October from 7pm with removal at 8.30 pm to the Franciscan Friary, Lady Lane, Waterford.  Funeral Mass on Saturday 15th October at 12  noon, followed by burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ballygunner.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h’anam dílis

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Fr. Pat’s family appreciates your sympathy, support and understanding at this difficult time. Mass cards can be posted to Robert Thompson Funeral Directors, Barrack Street, Waterford

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