Canon Richard Tarpey,

Bekan, Co. Mayo (February 28th 2021) - peacefully in the gentle & loving care of the staff of Friars Lodge Nursing Home, Ballinrobe.

Retired Parish Priest Ennistymon, Co. Clare & Lettermore, Connemara & former teacher Coláiste Éinde, Galway.

Predeceased by his brother Seamus and sister Margaret (Spelman).

Sadly missed by his sisters Mary, Pauline, Eithne, Muriel and Madeline, sister-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and his brothers in priesthood who supported his pastoral ministry in the Diocese of Galway for 55 years.

Sincere thanks to his kind carers and friends Kathleen, Mary and Rita.

In accordance with Government guidelines a private requiem Mass will be celebrated in the Church of Our Lady & St. Michael, Ennistymon, Co. Clare on Tuesday, March 2nd 2021 at 12 noon followed by burial in the Church grounds.

Suaimhneas sioraí dá anam.

The funeral Mass will be streamed live on the Ennistymon Parish Clare facebook page.

Messages of sympathy can be left in the condolence section below.

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Pauline Egan Glavey
Deepest sympathy to all the Tarpey Family on Fr. Richard's passing. May he rest in peace.
Mary Kenny
Deepest sympathy Mary, Pauline, Eithne, Madeline, Muriel, and all the extended Tarpey family on the death of Fr.Richard , may he Rest In Peace
The Murphy family Greenwood
Deepest Sympathy to all the Tarpey family On the death of Cannon Richard may he Rest in Peace
Noel Joyce ~Shanafarahaun, Clonbur, Co Galway
Sympathy to the Tarpey family on the passing of Canon Richard. I have good memories of his leadership in Coláiste Éinde, Galway. Ar dhéis Dé go raibh a anam.
Thomas Charlton & family, Kiltimagh
Deepest sympathy to Muriel and family on the passing of Cannon Richard. May he Rest In Peace.
Marion Cunnane (Galway and Bekan)
Sincere sympathy Muriel Madeline and all the Tarpey family . May Canon Richard rest in peace.
Liam & Kay Lyons Bekan.
Deepest sympathy to the extended Tarpey family on the sad passing of Fr. Richie.
Leaba i measc na naomh go raibh aige.

Micheál Holmes
Sincere sympathy to the Tarpey family on the passing of Canon Richard. I have many fine memories of this fine teacher and man. Micheal Holmes, Doohoma, Mayo. Ex -pupil Coláiste Èinde 1976 -81
Jimmy and Kathleen Morley
Deepest sympathy to the Tarpey Family on the death of Cannon Richard
Nancy Shannon
Sincere sympathy to Muriel and the Target Family on the death of Fr Richard.R.I.P.
Adrian Gavin
Sincere sympathy to the Tarpey family on the passing of Canon Richard.
Christina Millett CASTLEBAR
Sincere sympathies to everyone especially our neighbour Madeleine..May Fr Richard enjoy eternal life with his fellow priest Fr End a McDonough
Micheal and Mai Higgins Kiltimagh
Deepest sympathy to Muriel and all the Tarpey family
Paul & Breda O'Shea, Kiltimagh.
Sincere sympathy to Muriel and the Tarpey family. May Fr. Richard rest in peace.
Hugh and Cait McTigue
Our deepest sympathy to the Tarpey Family on the death of Cannon Richard.
John and Breeda McNicholas, Balla
Sincere sympathies to the Tarpey family on the death of Canon Richard. May he Rest in Peace.
Denis and Roisin O'Boyle
Sincere sympathy to Muriel, Madeline and all the Tarpey family on the death of Canon Richard. May he Rest in Peace.
Joan and Ray Carney
Rest in Peace Fr. Richie. Condolences to Muriel, Madaline, Eithna, Mary and Pauline.
Padraig and Maire Glynn, Castlebar.
Our deepest condolences go out to the immediate and extended Tarpey family.
May his gentle soul rest in peace.

Padraic & Veronica Carney
Sincere sympathy to the Tarpey family on the passing of Canon Richard . May he rest in peace .
Tanya & Gerry Gallen
Deepest sympathy to Madaline, Muriel and the extended Tarpey family, may Fr Richard RIP, we will miss him.
Michael and Bridie Freeley
Deepest sympathy to Muriel,Madeline and the Tarpey Family.
May Canon Richard rest in peace.

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Slán leat a mhuinteóir den scoith. Coladh sámh, go raibh míle maith agat agus suaimhneas na síorachta leat. Ó iar dalta..... Caoimhín Ó Gairbhí Colaiste Eidne 1970 - 1975
Mary and John Gibbons, Louisburgh
Our condolences to Madeline and Muriel and their families on the passing of their brother.May he rest in peace
Tom & Carmel Neary
Sincere sympathy to the Tarpey family -
Muriel, Madeline, Pauline, Eithne and Mary and to the extended family on the passing of Fr. Richie. RIP. Memories linger of National School days in Bekan with him and buying sweets in his parents' shop.
Solas na Nimhe d'anam i measc na Naomh.

Eileen Roughneen Main St.Kiltimagh
Deepest sympathies to Muriel, Thomas & the Tarpey family thinking of you all at this sad time x
Greta Harrison
Deepest sympathy to Madeline, Muriel and all the family on your loss. May he rest in peace.
Grace Murphy
Beannacht Dé leis
CYRIL/KATHLEEN PADDEN BLACKSOD BELMULLET
SINCERE SYMPATHY TO THE TARPEY FAMILY ON THE PASSING OF CANON RICHARD. MAY HE REST IN PEACE
Anonymous
Deepest sympathy to all the family may he rest in peace
Margaret Naughton
Sincere sympathy to Madeline, Muriel and extended Tarpey family on the death of Fr Richard. May he Rest In Peace
Maria and Gerry Needham , Castlebar
Our prayers and thoughts are with you Madeline and Muriel at this very sad time . May your dear brother , Canon Richard rest in peace .
Padraig & Maureen Cunnane
Deepest sympathy to the Tarpey family on the death Canon Richie. R.I.P. and also to his friends and his colleagues in the Diocese of Galway.
Ena Henehan
My sympathy to Muriel, Madelaine, and all the family . May he rest in peace.