Fr Phonsie Mackin RIP

The death has taken place of Fr Patrick A. (Phonsie) Mackin, retired Parish Priest of Bohermeen.

Fr Mackin was born on 8 July 1928, and was a native of Kingscourt parish. He was educated at the Patrician Brothers, Carrickmacross, St. Finian’s, Mullingar and Maynooth where he was ordained on 20 June 1954.

His first four years as a fully ordained priest were served in St. Augustine, Florida, then in 1959 he served for a few months in Castletown-Kilpatrick parish.  He then spent a few years working with the Emigrant Mission in London before serving in Tullamore parish (1961-63); Milltown (1963-68); Ballinabrackey (1968-78) and Mullingar (1978-82).

He was appointed Parish Priest of Bohermeen on 1 July 1982 and retired in October 2009 and was residing in Millbury Nursing Home since April 2018.

Fr Mackin became Director of the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes in 1976 until 2003.

In view of Government and H.S.E. guidelines on public gatherings, Fr. Mackin’s funeral will be private.  Bishop Tom will celebrate the Requiem Mass. A Memorial Mass will be held in Bohermeen at a later date which will, of course, be concelebrated.

May he rest in peace.