Mgr. Cyril Mahoney MGR. PROVOST C y R1L MAHONEY, Prot, Ap., V.0., parish priest of Sidrnouth, died there on Friday.
He was the eldest son of the late Commander J. Mahoney, R.N., and Mrs. Mahoney, and was born at Saltash, Cornwall, in 1887, but lived most of his life in Plymouth where he was .educated at St. Boniface's College. He studied in Paris and. Dublin and was ordained in 1914.
After a year at the Assumption Church, Torquay he was for a brief period Headmaster of St. Boniface's College until he became parish priest of St. Edward's, Plymouth. In the next year he became Bishop's Secretary and seven years later he was appointed Cathedral Administrator and a Canon of Plymouth. He was appointed Vicar-General in 1929 and a Domestic Prelate in the same year.
He left the Cathedral in 1931 to become Chaplain to St. Joseph's Home. Hartley, Plymouth, whence he went to Dawlish in 1948, and then to Sidmouth, and was appointed Protonotary h ry Ae bposteoclat In 9 e Provost of Plymouth Chapter. He had twice ry Ae bposteoclat In 9 e Provost of Plymouth Chapter. He had twice been showed elected shVoiwcar-Capeitxutlraaro.rdtMnagrry. Mahoney cheerfulness during many years of ill-health, but always persevered in his very efficient, though unobtrusive, administrative and priestly work: and he was held in high esteem throughout the Plymouth Diocese and beyontl.
Fr. Bonaventnre Blanc
Fr. Bonaventure Blanc, A.A., from St. Michael's College, flitchin. died at the French Convalescent Home, Brighton. on November 13. He had been in failing health since a serious fall at the end of 1957.
Born in south-east France in 1886, he entered the Asstunptionist Novitiate at Louvain in 1904. He completed his ecclesiastical studies at Jerusalem, where he was ordained priest in 1914: lie came to England in 1919 and became a naturalised British subject before the Second World War. Over here he taught until 1924 at the Assumptionist Juniorate which existed from 1911 to 1924 at Bethnal Green. When the Assumptionist Fathers took over St. Michael's College, Hitchin. in 1925, Fr. Blanc joined its staff. He taught French. Latin and Greek till 1947. During most of his long stay at St. Michael's he was Sub-Prior there.
Even after he had retired from teaching he remained quite active until last September as ordinary confessor to several communities of nuns.
Mr. George Lashmar Mr. George Lashmar, who started the well known theatre ticket agency, G. S. Lashmar Ltd, died on Monday at the age of 73. He had been in ill health for some time Mr. Lashmar was well-known to members of the Catholic Stage Guild. and he always handled their ticket arrangements for them. He was also a prominent Catenian. All his life he was on the sidelines of show business. lie founded his own firm more then 30 years ago, and for some 20 years the Lashmar ticket office has been a familiar sight in London's Davies Street.