Obituaries, Wednesday, January 24th, 5pm

Ocean FM has been informed of the following deaths:




Frank Lavin, Ballinacarrow

Alexander McGourty, Calry

Desiree Henry, Sligo

Pauline Torsney, Sligo

Sr. Margaret Ann Rooney, England and Ballintrillick

Margaret Daly, Arigna

Vera Smyth, Drumkeerin

Tom Carroll, Glencar

Margaret Devenney, Manorhamilton

Thomas Joe McDonagh, Riverstown

Annie McConnell, Letterbreen,

Sinon Callinan, Limerick

Ena Maguire, Glenfarne

Betty Eager, Portumna and Manorhamilton





Frank Lavin, Erdington, Birmingham, England and formerly of Ranaghan, Ballinacarrow, Co. Sligo.  Reposing at Clarkes Funeral Home Coolaney this evening from 7pm until 8.30pm.  Removal on Thursday to the Church of the Assumption, Collooney for 11am funeral mass.  Burial afterwards in St. Nathy’s Cemetery, Collooney.  Family flowers only please, donations in lieu to the Alzheimers Association or Cedar Lodge Nursing home.




Alex (Alexander) McGourty, Loughanelton, Calry, Co. Sligo. Unexpectedly in Ecuador.

Funeral arrangements later. Enquiries to Seamus Feehily and Son Funeral Directors on 071-917-1117.






Desiree Henry, Greenfort Estate, Sligo. At Sligo University Hospital. Reposing at the Foley and McGowan Funeral Home, Market Yard, Sligo, on Friday from 5:30pm with removal at 6:30pm to St John’s Church, Carraroe, arriving for 7pm. Mass of the Resurrection at 11am on Saturday followed by cremation in Lakelands Crematorium, Cavan, at 2:30pm approx..





Pauline Torsney (nee O’Connor), Temple St, Sligo. Peacefully at The North West Hospice. Reposing at the Foley & McGowan Funeral Home, Market Yard, Sligo on Thursday from 5pm with removal at 6:30pm to Sligo Cathedral arriving at 7pm. Mass of the Resurrection at 11:30am on Friday with burial afterwards in Sligo Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu if desired to The Avalon Centre, C/o Foley & McGowan Funeral Directors.



Sr. Margaret Ann (Peggy) Rooney, sister of La Sagesse. In Romsey, England, formerly of Ballintrillick and Cregg House Sligo. Sister of Teresa Hamilton (Dromahair); Mary McGarraghy (Springfield); Paddy Rooney (Coolbeg) and the late Michael Rooney (Hazelwood). Reposing at St. Joseph’s Church, Romsey today at 5pm. Requiem Mass on Thursday at 2pm followed by internment at Woodley Cemetery, Romsey, England.


Margaret Daly (née Daly), Glen, Arigna, Carrick-on Shannon, Co. Sligo. Peacefully at her home. Reposing at her home today until removal  at 4.45pm to the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Glen, arriving at 5pm. Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday morning at 11.30am. Interment afterwards in Arigna Cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu, if desired, to Sligo Palliative Home Care Team.



Vera Smyth, nee Gilmartin, Áras Bhride, Drumkeerin and formerly of Tarmon and Sheena, Drumkeerin, Co.Leitrim. Reposing at Áras Bhride on Thursday from 5pm until 7pm followed by removal to St Patrick’s Church, Tarmon arriving at 8.00pm. Funeral Mass on Friday at 11.00am. Burial afterwards in Curraghs Cemetery. Family Flowers only, please. Donations in lieu to Áras Bhride Patients Comfort Fund.


Tom Carroll, Largandoon, Glencar, Co Leitrim. Peacefully at North West Hospice, Sligo. Reposing at his home today from 4pm to 9pm. Removal on Thursday morning to St Colmcille’s Church Rathcormac to arrive for 11.30am Funeral Mass. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only please donations in lieu to North West Hospice Sligo.


Margaret Devenney, 80 Hillside Cresent, Manorhamilton and formerly Munakill, Manorhamilton, Co Leitrim. Peacefully at Sligo University Hospital. Remains reposing at Our Lady’s Hospital Chapel, Manorhamilton this evening from 5pm to 7pm with removal to St Clare’s Church, Manorhamilton, to arrive at 7.30pm . Funeral mass on Thursday at 1pm with burial afterwards in Kilmakerill cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu of flowers to the oncology ward at Sligo University Hospital. House private please.





Thomas Joe McDonagh, Rusheen, Riverstown, Co. Sligo. Peacefully at St John’s Hospital, Sligo. Reposing at St John’s Hospital Chapel of Rest this evening from 6pm to 7:30pm. Funeral arriving at The Church of the Sacred Heart, Riverstown, on Thursday for funeral Mass at 11:30am. Burial afterwards in Ballinakill Cemetery.





Annie McConnell, Corryglass, Letterbreen, Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, late of Carrickfad, Fivemilebourne, Co Sligo. Reposing at her residence until removal on Friday to Mullaghdun Parish Church for Service at 12:30pm. Burial afterwards in Dromahair Parish Churchyard at approx. 3pm. Family flowers only. Donations to Mullaghdun Parish Church, C/o Dessie Coalter, Letterbreen.





Sinon Callinan, Caherdavin, Limerick, and formerly of Labasheeda. Father of Marie Ryan, Strandhill, Co. Sligo. Reposing this Thursday evening at Milford Hospice Mortuary, Limerick, from 5pm with removal at 7pm to the Church of Christ the King, Caherdavin. Funeral Mass on Friday at 11:30am with burial afterward in Kilofin Cemetery.




Ena Maguire, (nee Gunning) Stranagress, Glenfarne, Co Leitrim, and late of Ballymoe/Oxford. Reposing at Our Lady’s Hospital Chapel, Manorhamilton on Friday evening from 4.00 pm to 6.30 pm with removal to St Mary’s Church, Glenfarne, arriving at 7.00 pm. Funeral mass on Saturday at 11.00am followed by interment in adjoining cemetery. House private please and family flowers only.



Betty Eager, nee Hayes, 11 Forest Glade, Portumna, Co. Galway. Formerly of Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim and originally from Ballinakill, Loughrea, Co. Galway. Reposing at St. Mary’s funeral Home, Woodford, Co. Galway on Thursday from 5pm with prayers at 7pm. Private cremation to follow. Funeral mass on Saturday at 12 noon in St. Joseph’s Church, Ballinakill, Loughrea followed by Interment of Ashes in Abbey cemetery. Family flowers only by request, donations if desired to North West Hospice.




Ar Dheis Dé go Raibh Siad.