Death Notices

Late Rev. Fr. John Patrick McKeon

The death has occurred of Rev. Fr. John Patrick McKeon, Dagenham, Essex, and formerly Deerpark, Boyle, Co. Roscommon.

Peacefully after a brief illness in the comfort of Park View Care Home, Dagenham.

In the 62nd year of his ministry to the priesthood.

Predeceased by his parents John & Mary Anne, brother’s Pat and Owen (Croydon) his brothers-in-law Joe Beirne and Johnny Mahony (Croydon) his grand-nephew Niall Beirne and grand-niece Niamh Flannagan.

Deeply mourned and sadly missed by his heart broken brothers and sisters, brothers Frank (Dublin) Micheál and Tom (Boyle) sisters Kathleen Mahony (Croydon), Maureen Carrol (Tuam), and Bridie Beirne (Boyle). Brother-in-law Bill Carrol (Tuam) sisters-in-law Kathleen (Croydon) Mary (Dublin) and Myra and Mary (Boyle) niece’s nephews and extended family. Rev. Fr. Stephen Myre and his brother priests, and parishioners of the previous four parishes he served in England and a large circle of friends.

Requiescat In Pace

Fr. John will lie in repose at the home of Tom and Mary McKeon, Deerpark, Boyle (Eircode F52 E825) on Friday 16th of February from 5pm to 7pm.

Mass of the Resurrection on Saturday 17th at 11am in St. Joseph’s Parish Church, Boyle followed by burial in Assylinn (old) Cemetery.

The Funeral Mass will be available to view on the parish web cam at

Those wish to express their condolences, may do so via the link. Mass cards and private messages of condolence can be forwarded to Sweeney Funeral Directors.

The Funeral Mass in Dagenham will be celebrated on Tuesday the 13th of February at 11:30 and can be viewed on the following link. Brentwood Catholic Diocese – Covering Essex and East London, UK (

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