Monsignor Seamus Kilbane passed away in Hull between Sunday night and Monday morning.
Monsignor Kilbane was born in Mountbellow, County Galway, on July 28 1930 and attended St Patrick’s Seminary in Thurles.
He was ordained priest on June 10 1956 and served in a number of parishes throughout the diocese.
In 1963 he celebrated the first wedding at St Andrew’s Church in Teesville.
He retired and went to live in York in 2002 after 46 years of priestly service, including the last seven years as parish priest at Leyburn and Ulshaw Bridge.
In recent years he had been looked after at the Holy Name Care Home in Hull.
Monsignor Kilbane’s funeral will take place at St George’s in York at a time and date to be confirmed.
We pray for the repose of his soul and also keep Monsignor Kilbane’s sisters and family in our prayers.