Father Dermott Donnelly: Who is Declan Donnelly’s elder brother? There have been queries about who father Dermott Donnelly is. This follows sharply after his passing at the age of 55 years due to brain bleed.
Father Dermott Donnelly: Who is Declan Donnelly’s elder brother?
He is an elder brother of Declan Donnelly who is one of the British television presenting duo Ant &Dec.
Father Dermott Donnelly was the one who officiated his young brother(DEC) marriage in 2015.
He was the priest behind the famous Dec of the Ant&Dec fame’s marriage with Ali back in 2015.
He was 55 at the time of his death. Father Dermott Donnelly used to serve at St. Joseph’s Church in Co Durbam.
He use to serve along with fellow father Peter Kyi Maung who also came to visit him at the hospital.
Father Dermott Donnelly is said to ran the youth village at where he was serving. He also recently celebrated 30 years of being ordained as a priest. This means that he entered the priesthood at an age of 25 years.
Declan who is popularly called Dec is one of the seven siblings along with father Dermott. Sources say Dec was very close but had a special bond with Dermott.
Tributes have been pouring in for him.
Fr Peter who served with Dermott said “Fr Donnelly was a very good, kind priest. I was inspired by him to serve here.”He was such a good guy.”
The Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle described his death as a “great shock”.
In a statement, they said “It is with great sadness that we have to inform you of the death of Fr Dermott Donnelly who died peacefully this afternoon in hospital.
“Please pray for the repose of his soul and keep his family, especially his mother, in your prayers at this difficult time.”
How did father Dermott Donnelly’s die?
Father Peter Maug who served with Father Dermott said he complained of headache. He added that they later discovered that he had collapsed. He was then taken to the hospital where the Hexham and Newcastle Diocese indicated that he died peacefully. He was surrounded by 12 members of his father including his famous brother Declan who later announced his death through social media.