The death occurred today at his home in Drumree of the retired parish priest of Dunshaughlin and Culmullen, Fr John Kerrane.
The Ballymore, Co Westmeath, native, died peacefully.
Ordained in 1959 in Maynooth, most of his service has been in various parishes in Meath in the intervening years.
After an initial year as curate in Tullamore, subsequent parishes included Carnaross, Castletown Kilpatrick, Donore, Kilmessan, Kilcloon, Kells, and Navan, where he spent over a decade.
He was appointed parish priest of Dunshaughlin in 1990, after a period working in Perth, Australia.
After retirement there over a decade later, he moved to the peaceful surrounds of the old parochial house in Culmullen, Dunshaughlin’s outlying parish.
He is regretted by his brother Joseph, sisters Eileen, Sr Mary and Sr Anne, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends, his parishioners and the bishop and priests of the diocese.
Fr Kerrane's remains will repose at St Martin's Church, Culmullen from 7pm until 9pm on Tuesday and from 5pm on Wednesday with Removal on Wednesday at 6.30pm arriving at St Patrick's Church, Dunshaughlin at 7pm. Funeral Mass is on Thursday at 12am followed by burial in Culmullen Cemetery.