Reverend Gerard Granahan died on Wednesday, December 22, 2010. He was 68.
He was born in Ballina, Co May, Ireland. He attended St. Muredach’s College in Ballina, Ireland; St. Peter’s College in Wexford, Ireland; and Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He was ordained on June 3, 1966 at St. Peter’s Seminary in Wexford, Ireland at the hands of Most Reverend Dr. Herlihy, Bishop of Ferns.
He arrived in the Diocese of Orlando in August of 1966. Throughout his priestly ministry, he served at many parishes and schools, including St. James Cathedral, Orlando; Bishop Moore Catholic High School; St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, Winter Park; Blessed Trinity, Orlando; Epiphany, Port Orange; Father Lopez Catholic High School; Divine Mercy Catholic Church, Merritt Island; and St. Matthew Catholic Church, Winter Haven.