Father Dermot Nunan



Father Nunan was born in Quianna, Limerick on 18 August 1941.

He attended the National School in Monaleen and St Munchin’s College, Limerick.

His seminary formation was at St Patrick’s Seminary, Thurles.

He was ordained as a priest for the Diocese of Middlesbrough in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Thurles on 10th June 1967.

Father Nunan’s first appointment as a curate was to last five years at the then recently opened Church of St Andrew in Teesville.

From 1972 he had three years in Corpus Christi, Brambles Farm and then three years at St Pius X, Park End in Middlesbrough.

His first assignment as Parish Priest was at Sacred Heart, Northallerton from 1978 to 1984. He his seen in the photograph raising the flag with Bob Cowan for a Parish celebration

When he left Northallerton he had eleven years at St Joseph’s, York.

Father Nunan served in his final Parish of the Sacred Heart, Redcar from 1995 until his death. During his eighteen years in Redcar, he also took on the responsibility of St William’s Church, Dormanstown from 2001 and later assumed the pastoral care for the part of Redcar which had formed St Alban’s Parish when it was closed in 2010.

He celebrated his Ruby Jubilee on the 10th June 2007 while he was at Redcar

Father Dermot Nunan, Parish Priest of Sacred Heart Church, Lobster Road, Redcar died on Monday, 30 December 2013 after a relatively short but severe illness.

Father Nunan’s body was received into Sacred Heart Church, Lobster Road, Redcar on Tuesday 7th January at 7pm where Mass was celebrated. His Funeral Mass was celebrated at 11am the following day, 8th January, in St Mary’s Cathedral, Coulby Newham, Middlesbrough. It was Father Nunan’s particular wish to be buried within the parish he served and this was in Redcar Cemetery following the Funeral Mass.



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