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Father Alberic Stacpoole has died at Ampleforth Abbey aged 81
9:48am Thursday 4th October 2012 in News
A LONG-SERVING Benedictine monk and York historian has died at the age of 81.
Father Alberic Stacpoole passed away on Sunday at Ampleforth Abbey, where he devoted his life to the community since joining the Benedictine order in 1960.
Father Alberic, who was originally from Belfast, was a pupil of Ampleforth College and went on to have a distinguished military career and was awarded the Military Cross following a period in which he commanded the Assault Pioneer Platoon in Korea.
On his return to Ampleforth College, he taught history, politics and religious studies, and in 1972 he went on to co-edit the 1,000-page book The Noble City Of York. The Abbey said in recent years Father Alberic’s health had deteriorated and he died peacefully in the monastery infirmary in the early hours of Sunday.
His funeral mass will take place at Ampleforth Abbey next Thursday, followed by burial in the vault in the Monks’ Wood.