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Kevin Heneghan, a well known figure in the town of St Helens and a frequent contributor to Catholic publications over many years, died on 14 May aged 92 following a short illness.

He was born in St Helens on 3 June 1925 and attended the town’s Catholic Grammar School before studying at  St Mary's College, Strawberry Hill gaining a Teacher’s Certificate in 1944 and in 1968 a BSc (Econ) Hons degree from the University of London.


He married Dorothy Crimp on 21 June 1950 and they had 11 children, 8 sons and 3 daughters.


He served as Secretary of the Broughton Catholic Charitable Society from 1974 to 1988, and again from 1990 to 1994.  He was made a Life Member of the Board of Management of the charity in 1988 and was President of the Society from 2000 to 2001, and Vice Chairman from 2002 to 2004.


In 1990, at the request of the Passionist Fathers, he helped to found the Friends of Blessed Dominic Barberi and served as Joint Secretary.  During this time, he gave talks to parishes and organisations and contributed many newspaper articles to further devotion to the cause for canonisation of Blessed Dominic, Father Ignatius Spencer and Mother Mary Joseph Prout who are buried in Sutton, St Helens.


Kevin served with 95 Field Security Section, Intelligence Corps in French Indo-China from 1945 to 1946, and on his return taught at St Mary's RC Boys School, Blackbrook, St Helens from 1946 to 1959, before taking up the post of Head of English at St Anselm's RC Secondary Modern School St Helens from 1959 to 1969.  From 1969 to 1985 he was Senior Lecturer in the Business and Administration Studies Department at St Helens College of Technology.


His Funeral Mass was celebrated at St Mary Immaculate, Blackbrook, St Helens on Tuesday 29 May.

Obituary of Kevin Heneghan

Kevin served with 95 Field Security Section, Intelligence Corps in French Indo-China

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