Obituaries, Saturday Dec. 15th, 1pm

Ocean FM has been informed of the following deaths:




Annie Cassidy, Inver


Den McGuinness, Manorhamilton


Aodhán O’Higgins, Strandhill


John Whyte, Skreen 


Collette Browne, Letterkenny


Valerie McDonnell, Belmullet






Annie (Nan) Cassidy, nee O’Donnell, Fanaghan, Inver and formerly of Tievedooley, Inver.  Peacefully at Donegal Community Hospital.  Remains reposing today until 10pm in the home of her daughter, Anne and son-in-law, Frank Battles, Fanaghan, Inver.  Rosary at 10pm.  Funeral Mass on Sunday morning at 11.30am in St. Naul’s Church, Ardaghey followed by burial in the Ardaghey cemetery.  Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to the Donegal Community Hospital Patients Comfort Fund care of any family member or John B O’Donnell Funeral Director.


Den McGuinness, Castle Street, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim.  Peacefully at his home.  Reposing at his family home today until 3pm and from 5pm to 8pm.  House private at all other times please.  Removal to St. Clare’s Church, Manorhamilton for Funeral Mass at 1.30pm on Sunday with private cremation to take place at Lakelands Crematorium, Cavan Town on Monday.   Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to the North West Hospice, the Renal Unit at Sligo University Hospital or the LauraLynn Foundation, Dublin.


Aodhán O’Higgins, Strandhill, Co. Sligo and formerly of Lahinch, Co. Clare.  Reposing at Feehily’s Funeral Home, Cartron Cross, Sligo from 3pm to 4.30pm on Sunday.  Mass of the Resurrection at 12noon on Monday in St. Patrick’s Church, Strandhill, Co. Sligo. Burial follows in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Scarden, Strandhill Road, Sligo. House private.  No flowers, donations in lieu if desired to the Irish Wheelchair Association c/o Seán Feehily Funeral Services, Feehily’s Funeral Home, Cartron Cross, Sligo.

John Whyte, (Known as Jack) Easkey Care Home and formerly of Ross, Skreen, Co. Sligo.  Reposing at The Foley & Mc Gowan Funeral Home, Market Yard, Sligo on Monday evening from 5pm with removal at 6.30pm to St Adamnan`s Church, Skreen, Co. Sligo arriving at 7pm.  Requiem Mass on Tuesday at 11am with Funeral proceeding to St.Mary`s Cemetery, Skreen, Co.Sligo.


Collette Browne, Beech Hill Nursing Home Fahn, Co. Donegal, formerly of Wolfe Tone Place, Glencar, Letterkenny.  Retired Revenue Executive.  Remains reposing at the Eternal Light Chapel of Rest, Mountain Top, Letterkenny today from 4pm with removal at 6pm going to St. Eunan’s Cathedral, to repose for 12 noon mass on Sunday.  Interment afterwards at the family plot at New lake Cemetery.  Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to St. Eunan’s Cathedral and St. Pius’s Adoration Chapel, c/o Paschal Blake Funeral Director, Stoney Arch, Newline Road, Letterkenny. 


Valerie McDonnell, Attycunnane, Belmullet, Co. Mayo.  Peacefully at Sligo University Hospital.  Remains will repose at the Foley/McGowan building, Colooney today from 5.30pm until 6.30pm.  Remains reposing at McDonnells Funeral Home, Belmullet on Sunday afternoon from 2pm until 5pm.  Funeral will arrive at the Church of our Lady of Lourdes, Glencastle on Monday for funeral mass at 12 noon followed by burial in Glencastle New Cemetery.  Family flowers only please.  Donations if desired to the Sligo University Hospital Oncology Trust (SHOUT) and Inis Aoibheann at the Galway University Hospital.  House private please.


Ar Dheis Dé go Raibh Siad.