Death of Dean William (Billy) Beare

The Very Reverend William (Billy) Beare, a son of the United Dioceses of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, died on Friday 15th March in the care of the staff at Cork University Hospital. Dean Beare lived in Cork in his retirement, prior to which, from 1999 to 2008, he was Dean of Lismore, the neighbouring Diocese to the north–east.

Billy Beare (born in 1933) was made deacon in 1959 and ordained priest in 1960 and served his first curacy in Waterford. In 1962 he returned to Cork to serve a further curacy in the then Parish of Holy Trinity with Shandon.…

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