Obituaries, Thursday, May 31st, 1pm

Ocean FM has been informed of the following deaths:


Michael J. Fox, Sligo

Christopher David Dabney, England

Martina Gorman, Maugheraboy

Francie Mullaney, Ballintra

May Cunningham, Aughamore Near

Margaret Rose Gralton, Drumshanbo

Michael Cosgrove, Strandhill,

Walter Donagher, Ballyfarnon

Patsy Ward, Mountcharles

John Marchwicki,



Michael J Fox, formerly of Tracey Avenue and Joe McDonnell Drive, Sligo. Funeral to be held today in London at Lambeth Crematorium at 3:30pm today, with ‘Afters’ at the Bread and Roses, Clapham.



Christopher David “Dave” Dabney, Peacefully at home. Husband of Girly Kelly, Corglancy, Dromahair.  Funeral service at St. Mary’s Church, Kidlington, UK on Friday at 1.30pm, followed by burial.  Flowers welcome or donations if desired for the British Heart Foundation or Sobell House, c/o C.S. Boswell Independent Funeral Services, 7 Bicester Road, Kidlington. OX5 2LA or via



Martina Gorman, Willow Park, Maugheraboy, Sligo. Reposing at the Foley & Mc Gowan Funeral Home, Market Yard, Sligo, this evening from 7pm to 8:30pm. Celebration of Life will take place in the Foley & Mc Gowan Funeral Home on Friday afternoon at 1pm followed by burial in Sligo Cemetery. House Private Please. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu if desired to The North West Hospice C/o Foley & Mc Gowan Funeral Directors.



Francie Mullaney, Ballintra, Co Donegal, at Aras MicSuibhne Nursing Home, Mullinasole, Laghey. Reposing at the nursing home this evening from 4pm with removal at 7pm to St. Bridget’s Church, Ballintra for 7:30pm. Funeral Mass on Friday at 11 o clock, with burial afterwards in the adjoining graveyard. Please adhere to the specified times for waking at the nursing home. Family flowers only, donations in lieu of flowers to the patients comfort fund, Aras MicSuibhne, C/o of any family member.


May Cunningham, nee Scanlon, Aughamore Near, Co. Sligo, Remains reposing at her residence today from 3pm until 9pm with removal on Friday afternoon to Saint John’s Church Carraroe, arriving for 2pm. Funeral Mass followed by burial in Sligo Cemetery. Family Flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to North West Hospice C/o Gerard Clarke& Sons Funeral Directors Ballisodare, Co. Sligo. House private to family on Friday morning please.



Margaret Rose Gralton, Luton, Bedfordshire, England, and Shancorry, Drumshanbo, Co Leitrim. Peacefully at Keech Hospice, Luton. Wife of Jim, Mother to Louise, Sarah, James and Paul. Remains arriving to St Patrick’s Church, Drumshanbo, on Saturday evening at 7:30pm. Requiem Mass on Sunday at 11:30am with burial afterwards in Kiltoghert New Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu if desired to the North West Hospice, Sligo, C/o M. J. McLoughlin Funeral Directors or any family member.



Michael Cosgrove, Hill Crest House, Strandhill, Sligo Peacefully at Sligo University Hospital. Reposing at the Nazareth House Chapel, Church Hill, Sligo from 5pm on Friday with Liturgy of Prayer at 7pm. Funeral to arrive at Saint Patrick’s Church, Strandhill for Mass of Christian Burial at 12 noon Saturday, burial to follow in Saint Patrick’s Cemetery, Scarden, Strandhill Road, Sligo.


Walter Donagher, Coolmurla, Ballyfarnon, Co. Sligo. At Sligo University Hospital following a brief illness. Reposing at Shivnan’s Funeral Home, Ballyfarnon this evening from 6pm until 8pm. Removal to St. Joseph’s Church, Geevagh on Friday morning, arriving for Mass of Christian Burial at 12 noon. Interment afterwards in Kilmactranny Cemetery, No flowers by request. House private please.


Patsy Ward, Plymouth, England and formerly of Drumkeelan, Mountcharles, Co.  Donegal. Father of Karen Ward, Drumkeelan. A memorial mass will take place on Saturday morning in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Mountcharles at 10am, with interment of ashes immediately afterwards in the adjoining churchyard.


John Marchwicki, Glasgow, Scotland, late husband of Philomena, formerly Philomena Kelly, Kilmore, Drumkeerin, Co. Leitrim. Unexpectedly in Glasgow. Removal on Friday to St. Brigid’s Church, Drumkeerin, arriving at 7pm. Requiem Mass on Saturday 2nd June at 12.30pm followed by cremation in Lakelands Crematorium, Cavan. Family Flowers only. Donations, if desired, to the Poor Claire Sisters, Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim.




Ar Dheis Dé go Raibh Siad.