Obituaries, Thursday, January 5th, 8am

Ocean FM has been informed of the following deaths:


John Oliver Battell, England and Ballymote

Gerry Wynne, Arigna

Jackie Mahon, Sligo

Hugh Agustin McNern, Inver

Ann Connolly, Laghey

Michael (Mickey) McDonagh, Sligo

Claire Somers, Belleek


John Oliver Battell, (known as Ollie) Lancashire, England and formerly of Ardnaglass, Ballymote, Co. Sligo. Requiem Mass today at 12noon in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Ballymote, followed by burial in St. Columba’s Cemetery, Ballymote. Family flowers only. Donations, in lieu if desired, to Macmillan Cancer Support, care of any family member.

Gerry Wynne, Timpaun, Lough Allen, Arigna, Co.Roscommon. Son of Johnny and Bridgie Wynne, Lough Allen. Removal from his late residence this morning to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Arigna arriving for Mass of Christian Burial at 12 noon. Interment afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only, donations in lieu to AWARE, c/o Seamus Gallagher, Funeral Director, Drumkeerin. House private please this morning please.

Jackie Mahon, St. Anne’s Terrace, Sligo. Mass of the Resurrection this morning at 11am in St. Anne’s Church, Sligo with funeral proceeding to Sligo Cemetery Afterwards. House Private Please. Family flowers only donations in lieu if desired to The Beaumont Hospital Foundation c/o Foley & McGowan Funeral Directors.

Hugh Agustin McNern, Keelogs, Inver, Co. Donegal. Removal from his late residence this morning to St. Naul’s Church, Ardaghey, for 11am funeral mass with burial afterward in the local cemetery.

Ann Connolly, Mullinasole, Laghey. At Arus Macshuibine Nursing Home, Mullinasole, Laghey. Reposing at the Arus Macshuibne Nursing Home with removal today at 7pm to St Bridget’s Church, Ballintra. Private removal, family only please. Funeral mass on Friday at 11am with burial immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Michael (Mickey) McDonagh, Nazareth Nursing Home, Sligo and formerly of  Benbulben Terrace, Sligo. Peacefully at Nazareth Nursing Home. Reposing at the Foley & Mc Gowan funeral home, Market Yard, Sligo  on  Friday from 5-30pm  to  7pm. Funeral will arrive at Sligo Cathedral on Saturday for  Mass of the Resurrection at 11-30am  . Interment in Sligo Cemetery afterwards.


Family flowers only please , Donations in lieu if desired to  The Stroke Unit, Sligo University Hospital C/o Foley & Mc Gowan Funeral Directors.

Claire Somers nee Keown 17 Blackrock Park Belleek Co. Fermanagh. Remains reposing at her residence on Thursday from 3pm until 9pm. House private at all other times. Remains will arrive in St. John the Baptist Church Toura on Saturday for 11 a.m. Funeral Mass followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only please.


Ar Dheis Dé go Raibh Siad.