DEATH OF FATHER STAFFORD

by ehistoryadmin on March 24, 2016

LEINSTER LEADER 22 May 1943

DEATH OF FATHER STAFFORD

 We regret to announce the death of Lieut.-Col. the Very Rev. Laurence Joseph Stafford, P.P. Eldest son of the late John and Jane Stafford, Glen House, Waterford, he was aged 75 years.

Father Stafford received his earlier education at the Old College School, Waterford; later went to Holy Cross College, Clonliffe, and was ordained at Maynooth by the late Archbishop of Dublin, Most Rev. Dr. Walsh on June 21, 1896. After his ordination he was appointed as curate in the Finglas parish, where he was responsible for the erection of the beautiful church of St. Margaret’s. Later he went to St. Michael and John’s and Dolphin’s Barn parishes, Dublin and then left for Gallipoli as a chaplain.

After the war he was appointed Parish Priest of Ballitore and prior to the breakdown of his health some two years ago, he was actively identified with the public life of Co. Kildare.

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