Obituaries, Thursday, January 12th, 8am

Ocean FM has been informed of the following deaths:



John Gallagher, Letterbarra

Kathleen Foley, Sligo

Mary Kate McManus, Derrylin

Philomena McGowan, Claremorris

Josephine Byrne, Galway

Kathleen McCafferty, Ballyshannon

Michael O Donnell, Derry

Patrick Flynn, Drumfin

Rita McDonagh, Sligo

Tony McLoughlin, Sligo

Paddy Duggan, Drum



John Gallagher, Drimarone, Letterbarra, and formerly of Crucknagapple, Ardara, Co. Donegal. Peacefully at Letterkenny University Hospital. Removal from his late residence today for 1pm funeral mass in the Church of the Holy Redeemer, Drimarone, with interment in the local cemetery. House private today please.

Kathleen Foley (nee Neilan) Saint Brigid’s Place, Sligo. Peacefully at Sligo University Hospital in her 95th year. Mother of Marian Rankin, (Manorhamilton) and Kevin Foley (Dromahair). Mass of Christian burial in St. Anne’s Church, Sligo, at 11am this morning followed by burial in Sligo Cemetery.

Mary Kate McManus, Derryhooley, Derrylin, Co Fermanagh. Funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Church, Teemore, at 12 noon today followed by burial in adjoining cemetery.  Family flowers only please; donations in lieu if desired to Alzheimer’s Society care of Patrick Blake Funeral Directors, Derrylin.

Philomena McGowan, nee Hunter, Clare Road, Claremorris, Co. Mayo and formerly of Bundoran, Mullies and Malin Head, Co. Donegal. Suddenly at her home. Requiem mass in St. Coleman’s Church, Claremorris, this morning at 11am with burial afterwards in St. Ninnidh’s cemetery, Bundoran at 2pm approximately. House Strictly Private Please.

Josephine (Josie) Byrne, (nee McGarry) Cashel Court, Salthill, Co Galway, and formerly of London and Ballintogher, Co Sligo. Funeral will arrive at St Therese’s Church, Ballintogher, Co Sligo, today for Mass of the Resurrection at 12 noon. Interment in Killery Cemetery, Ballintogher, afterwards. Family flowers only, donations in lieu if desired to the North West Hospice, C/o Foley & McGowan Funeral Directors, Market Yard, Sligo.

Kathleen McCafferty, Leagaulton, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal. Suddenly. Remains going to St Patrick’s Church, Ballyshannon, this morning for 12 o clock funeral Mass, with burial afterward in the Abbey Cemetery. House private this morning please.

Michael O’Donnell, 62 Marlborough Street, Derry.  Ocean FM presenter.  Funeral from his home this morning at 9.30am for 10am Requiem Mass in St. Eugene’s Cathedral.  Interment afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ardmore. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu of flowers, if wished, to Foyle Hospice, 61 Cuilmore Road, Derry, or Sperrin Room, c/o Friends of Altnagelvin, Trust Headquarters, Altanagelvin Hospital, Glenshane Road, Derry.

Patrick Flynn, known as Packie, Carrickbanagher, Drumfin, County Sligo, suddenly at his residence. Remains will repose at the Perry Funeral Home, Church View, Collooney, this evening from 5pm until 6.30pm, followed by removal to The Church of The Assumption, Colloooney, to arrive at 7pm. Funeral mass on Friday at 11am, with burial afterwards in St Nathy’s Cemetery.

Rita McDonagh, nee Harvey, St. John’s Terrace, Sligo. Peacefully at St. John’s Community Hospital, Sligo. Reposing at St. John’s Hospital Chapel from 4.30pm today. Removal at 6pm to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Sligo. Mass of the resurrection at 11.30am on Friday. Burial follows in Sligo Cemetery. House private please. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu if desired to St. John’s Hospital Patient Comfort Fund, c/o Seán Feehily at Feehily’s Funeral Home, Cartron Cross, Sligo.

Tony Mc Loughlin, Mail Coach House, Mail Coach Road, Sligo and formerly of  Benson Drive, Cranmore, Sligo. Peacefully at Sligo University Hospital.  Reposing at the Foley & Mc Gowan Funeral Home, Market Yard ,Sligo this  evening from 5:30pm with removal at 7pm   to Sligo Cathedral arriving at 7:30pm.   Mass of the Resurrection on Friday  at  1:30pm with burial  in Sligo Cemetery afterwards.

Paddy Duggan, Rahaberna, Drum, Sligo. Peacefully at his home. Reposing at his home today from 5pm until 9pm. Removal to St.Colmcille Church, Rathcormac, on Friday evening arriving at 7pm.
Funeral Mass will take place on Saturday at 11am with burial afterwards in Rathcormac cemetery.

Ar Dheis Dé go Raibh Siad.