Death of Very Revd Victor Stacey
December 31, 2020 Posted in:
All at Saint Patrick’s are sad to hear of the death yesterday (30 December 2020) of the Very Revd Victor Stacey. Victor was Dean of Saint Patrick’s from April 2012 until his retirement in March 2016, and he is fondly remembered for his pastoral care, kindness, great humour and his warmth of welcome to visitors and worshippers alike.
Speaking this morning, The Very Reverend Dr William Morton, Dean of Saint Patrick’s, paid tribute to his predecessor’s tremendous work and many achievements in Saint Patrick’s during his time as Dean.
Dr Morton said that Dean Stacey was a priest of the highest calibre who always exercised a most dedicated and faithful ministry in the Church of God.
“Today we are thankful for Victor’s life, witness and example, as well as for his friendship and kindness,” said Dr Morton. “An indication of the nature of Dean Stacey is found in the way in which he bore his illness with great courage and fortitude, never complaining, but instead, carrying out his work in a humble and self-effacing manner without ever mentioning that he was suffering from a progressive illness,” Dr Morton concluded.
Born in Bunclody, Co Wexford in 1944, he was educated at Kilkenny College, the National University of Ireland, Trinity College Dublin and Queen’s University Belfast and CITI before being ordained Deacon in 1972 and Priest in 1973. He served as curacies in Derriaghy and Knock before serving as Rector of Ballymacarrett from 1979 to 1986, Santry with Glasnevin from 1986 to 1995, and Dun Laoghaire from 1995 to 2012.
The sympathies of all at Saint Patrick’s are extended to his sister Joy at this time along with his brother-in-law, nephews, nieces and many friends.
Due to current restrictions a private Funeral Service will be held. A livestream will be available at https://vimeo.com/event/153499
at 4pm on Saturday (2 January). A memorial service will take place at a later date.