We regret to announce the death of the Right Rev. Mgr. Daniel Joseph Hannon, Bishop of Menevia. Mgo. . Hannon died about midday, last Friday, at Bishop's House, Menevia.
For some months he had been in a precarious state of health. Recently he underwent a serious operation for an internal trouble. His end was painful, but a few hours before it came he was able to admonish the young priest who attended hip bedside, to "leave the door open so 1 can hear you say Mass.' He is survived by his aged mother, Solemn Requiem Mass was offered in the Pro-Cathedral of Our Lady of Dolours, Wrexham, yesterday, Thursday. Mgr. Godfrey, Apostolic De;egate, attended, and the panegyric was given by Mgr. Michael McGrath, Archbishop of Cardiff. Mgr. Halsall, auxiliary bishop of Liverpool, represented Archbishop Downey, and the Liverpool archdiocese. The interment took place at Wrexham cemetery.
Daniel Joseph Hannon. was born of Anglo-Irish stock at Rotherham in 1884. He was 61
years of age when he died. He was educated at Oscott and the English College, Rome. In 1907 he was ordained to the priesthood. Until the Diocese of Newport and Menevia separated from Newport in 1916, becoming the Archdiocese of Cardiff, he carried on his mission there: ho was Diocesan Secretary to the late Bishop Hedley and Archbishop Mostyn, In 1922 he became Administrator of St. David's
Cathedral, Cardiff. In 1936 he was appointed parish priest ofeAbcravon. He was appointed to the Chapter of Canons in 1920. When Bishop McGrath succeeded Archbishop Mostyn in 1941; at Cardiff, Mgr. Hannon was appointed Bishop of Menevia. In the same year, on May 1. he was consecrated by the Apostolic Del -gate, Mgr. Godfrey.
By 1FOR HAEL
The capable administrator of a cosmopolitan parish, and VicarGeneral of the Archdiocese of Cardiff succeeded to the Bishopric of Menevia as an old and trusted friend. For many years he had been in close touch with the diocese when Archbishop Mostyn maintained jurisdiction over the suffragan See. He saw it pass into the kindly care of his fellowCanon Francis Vaughan, and, on the untimely death of that lovable prelate, Onto the capable charge of a leader, who, too soon, had to leave the land of his predilecticin for yet wider re
sponsibilities. Simply and with real humanity, he became their successor. As I noticed his features, drawn with emotion, at his consecration in 1941,
I said to myself what we 'Welsh say of one we know to be whole-hearted: " Wele dyn yn wyr, yn yr lawn nid oes dwyll "—" here is a man in whom there is no guile."
WELSH .S'EAKER The brief years of Bishop Hannon's over-care were to bear out this in
stinctive conviction. To the lonely priest of a poor. and very scattered diocese, from Anglesey to the County. of Pembroke to which he owed an historic title, he was an unostentatious visitor and a comforting friend. His linguistic facility, developed during his student years in Spain, stood him in
good stead. He learnt to preach in Welsh when occasion offered, he encouraged his priests to acquire the language of the country, and he fol