Fr. John Cotter RIP

The death has taken place of Fr. John Cotter, Pastor Emeritus of St. Patrick’s, Lower Road.

Fr. John was a native of Rossmore but his family then moved to Knockavilla. He was ordained in 1963 and worked in the Diocese of Savannah for two years before returning as chaplain in Schull in 1965. He was appointed curate in Caheragh in 1967. He also served as curate in Passage West and Kinsale and chaplain to St. Finbarr’s Hospital before being appointed Parish Priest of Goleen in 1991. He served as parish priest in Uibh Laoire. Monkstown and St. Patrick’s until his retirement in June 2008.

May he now rest in the eternal peace of the Lord whom he served.

Fr. John’s funeral arrangements are as follows:

Reposing in St. Patrick’s Church, Lower Glanmire Road, Cork from 4.00pm tomorrow, Saturday followed by Mass at 6.00pm.
Removal after Mass to St. Patrick’s Church, Knockavilla, Innishannon, Co. Cork, arriving at 8.00pm approx.
Funeral Mass on Monday at 12.00 noon & burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery.