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James McAlinden, class '45

In Memoriam

Sep 22, 2013
James McAlinden, class '45 - KnockUnion.ie

The Union is saddened to hear of the passing of James McAlinden, class '45.

The death has occurred of James McALINDEN
Kensington, London

McALINDEN, James (Kensington, London) - September 22, 2013.

Predeceased by his brother John. Sadly missed by his siblings Joseph and Sr. Kevin of the Daughters of Charity, sister-in-law Marie, nephews, nieces and a wide circle of friends.

Funeral Mass - Friday 11 October, 12:15pm, Carmelite Priory, Kensington Church Street, London.

Memorial Service - Thursday 24th October, 10:30am, Daughters of Charity, St. Catherine's Provincial House. Temple Hill, Blackrock, Dublin.


James was one of three McAlinden brothers from Wexford who attended the College in the 40's, alongside his brothers Joseph, class '43 and John, class '47. All were very popular students and James excelled in his time here - witness his College Medal awards in 1944 and again in 1945 when he secured NUI Matriculation and was also house prefect. After College James settled in the UK where he was a stalwart of the London branch of the Union. Accounting was his chosen profession but music was his great love. The Royal College of Music in London has lost a loyal benefactor and we have lost a good friend. He will be sadly missed.

On behalf of the wider Vincentian community, the Union extends heartfelt condolences to his family.

Requiescat in Pace.