Fr Andy Wafer SSCC RIP




                   Fr. Matthew Andrew Wafer sscc [Aged 80]   Was called home to the Lord

                                                       On Sunday March 1st 2020
                                                  In St. Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin
                                                           May he rest in peace                  

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Posted 1st March: We regret to announce the death of Fr. Andy Wafer, sscc, who passed away suddenly, shortly after lunch today.(Sunday 1st March 2020). 

He had moved from St. Vincent's hospital to a nursing home in Bray on Friday for respite, hoping to return to Northbrook Rd in a week or two. It appears that he had a heart attack shortly after lunch today and never regained consciousness.

We extend our sympathies to Andy's two remaining siblings and all of Andy's extended family and many friends, especially his brothers John & his wife in the US & Fr. Frank SJ in Zambia. We also extend sympathies to the fellow members of the Province, many of whom have lived with and soldiered for many years in ministry with Andy. May he rest in true peace. RIP

Funeral arrangements will be announced later and will include Andy's funeral Mass in Sruleen followed by burial in our Provincial community plot in Palmerstown cemetery.

In the coming days please see funeral arrangements and times on or the Provincial website at or on our various Facebook pages.


Posted 2nd March:   Reposing in Brian McElroy’s Funeral Home, Monastery Road, Clondalkin, Dublin, (D22 K602) from 3pm Wednesday (March 4th), with prayers at 5pm, followed by removal to the Sacred Heart Parish Church (Sruleen) St John’s Drive, Clondalkin (D22 WN30), arriving at 6pm. Requiem Mass on Thursday (March 5th) at 11am, followed by burial in the Sacred Hearts’ Community Grave, Palmerstown Cemetery.    (Copied from

 “Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dilis”

Father Matthew Andrew Wafer, sscc

Date & Place of Birth:  13 July 1939 - Dun Laoighre, Co. Dublin 

Parents: William Wafer & Kathleen Martin

Educated: Christian Brothers Primary, Dun Laoighre & Christian Brothers Secondary in Monkstown, Co. Dublin  

Novitiate: 1963-1964 - Cootehill, Co. Cavan 

Temporary Profession: 22nd August 1964 - Sacred Heart Chapel, Cootehill, Co. Cavan 

Final Profession: 30th May 1967 - Jaffrey, New Hampshire, USA 

Ordination: 23 May 1970 - Sacred Hearts Chapel, Cootehill, Co. Cavan  

Called home to the Lord - 1st March 2020