Fr. Joseph O'Connor, C.R.L., of St. Mary's, Everingham, Yorkshire, died on the 3rd inst., in that parish, at the age of seventy. Besides his parochial work he had been for many years chaplain to the Dowager Duchess of Norfolk.
Fr. O'Connor was a native of Dublin. As a young man he came to this country and joined the Austin Canons at Bodmin, where in later life he held the offices of Novice Master and Superior. He was ordained in 1891. His connection with Everingham began twenty-five years ago, and was broken only by a period when he was Superior at Womersley Road, Stroud Green.
Solemn Requiem Mass was sung at Everingham by the Right Rev. Abbot Smith, O,S.B., assisted by Canons J. Chadwick and M. O'Connell (York). The Bishop of Middlesbrough (Mgr. T. Shine) was priest in the sanctuary.
The congregation included : — The Dowager Duchess of Norfolk, Lady Rachel Howard, Lady Katherine Howard and Lady Winifred Howard, Mrs. Philip Langdale (Houghton Hall), Flight-Lieutenant and Mrs. Cafferkey, Mr. and Mrs. G. S. Storey (Warter), Mr. P. B. A. Nicoll, the Rev. R. J. L'E. King (Vicar of Everingham), Brothers Adrian and Francis (representing St. William's School), Mr, and Mrs. C, J. Wilkinson, and Miss Byles.