Obituaries, Saturday, March 31st, 5pm

Ocean FM has been informed of the following deaths:



Anna McGowan, Castlerea

Roger Gillen, Grange

Jim Cunningham, Carrick

Michael Keon, Glenties

Bernard (Ben) Malachy Gallagher, Bruckless

Chris Henry, Boyle

Francis Coyle, Garrison

Margaret O’Brien, Drumkeerin

Maura Butler, Ballincar

Kathleen Rooney, Glenade





Anna McGowan (née Galvin), No. 4, Ard Di Hide, Church Road, Castlerea, Roscommon and formerly of Ruan, Co. Clare. Peacefully at Mayo University Hospital after a short illness. Reposing at the residence of her son Kieran, Williamstown Road, Castlerea from 4pm on Sunday evening with removal at 7.30pm to St. Patrick’s Church, Castlerea. Removal on Monday morning at 10.30am to the Church of Our Lady of The Rosary, Culfadda arriving for Mass of the Resurrection at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in Knockbrack Cemetery.



Roger Gillen, “Dernish view”, Streedagh, Grange, Co Sligo. Remains reposing at his home until 9pm today.  Removal on Sunday to the church of Mary Immaculate Grange to arrive for Requiem Mass at 2pm. Burial afterwards in Rathcormack cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu to the North West Hospice Sligo.


Jim Cunningham, Main Street, Carrick. At Killybegs Community Hospital. Remains reposing at his daughter Margaret’s home in Carrick until Sunday morning.  Removal to St. Columba’s Church Carrick for 11am Funeral Mass on Sunday. Burial immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. House Private to family each night from 10:30pm until 11am and on the morning of the funeral. Family flowers only. Donations to Killybegs Community Hospital.


Michael Keon, Retired Garda, Stonepark, Glenties and formerly Kilclooney, Portnoo. His remains will repose at his home in Stonepark, Glenties.  Removal from there on Sunday to St.Connells Church Glenties for requiem mass at 1pm, with burial afterwards in the local cemetery. Family time from 11pm until 11am and on the day of the funeral. Family flowers only donations in lieu if desired to the Glenties day care centre. C/O James McGuinness & Sons funeral directors Glenties.


Bernard (Ben) Malachy Gallagher, Darney, Bruckless, peacefully at Letterkenny University Hospital.  Remains reposing today at his late residence until 8pm.   Funeral mass on Easter Sunday at 11 am in the Church of Saint Joseph and Saint Conal, Bruckless, Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.   House private please on the morning of the funeral.



Chris Henry, Cootehall, Boyle, Co. Roscommon.  At Sligo University Hospital. Peacefully after a short illness.  Remains reposing at St. Michaels Church, Cootehall this Easter Sunday from 4pm to 8pm.  Requiem Mass on Monday at 11am with burial in Ard Carane Cemetery.



Francis Coyle, 6 Devenish Park, Garrison Co. Fermanagh and formerly of Laughill Belleek, at the South West Acute Hospital, Enniskillen.  Remains will repose on Easter Sunday at the Sheil Hospital Mortuary, Ballyshannon from 3pm to 6pm and remains will arrive in Mary Queen of Peace Church, Garrison, on Monday for 11am Funeral Mass followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery.  Family flowers only, donations in lieu to Ward 2 of the S.W.A.H. Enniskillen c/o any family member or Peter Carty Funeral Director Garrison .House private please



Maura Butler, Nee O’Donovan Reid, Limcarra, Ballincar, Sligo and formerly of Laurel Hill, Limerick.  Peacefully at Summerville Healthcare, Sligo.  Funeral will arrive at St.Columba’s Church, Rosses Point, Sligo on Sunday evening for 7pm.  Requiem Mass on Monday at 12 noon followed by interment in St.Columba’s  Cemetery, Rosses Point.  Family  flowers only, donations in lieu if desired to The North West Hospice, The Mall, Sligo C/o Foley & Mc Gowan Funeral Directors, Market Yard, Sligo.



Margaret O’Brien, nee McHugh, Youghal, Co. Cork and formerly of glassdrummond, Drumkeerin, Co.Leitrim.  Sister of John McHugh, Sligo.  Funeral arrangements to be announced later. Enquiries to Seamus Gallagher, Funeral Director, Drumkeerin on 0872448642.


Kathleen Rooney, (nee Gorevan), Stracklerin, Glenade, Co. Leitrim. Peacefully at Sligo University Hospital. Reposing at her family home on Sunday from 4-8pm and Monday from 4-8pm. Removal to the Church of the Annunciation, Mullies to arrive for Funeral Mass at 12 noon on Tuesday with burial in the adjoining Cemetery. House private on the morning of the funeral please. Family flowers only.




Ar Dheis Dé go Raibh Siad.