Obituaries, Saturday Jan. 5th, 10am

Ocean FM has been informed of the following deaths:




Patrick Farrell, Sligo


Phyllis McSharry, Carney


Jim Maguire, Ballyshannon


Margaret Jones Connolly, Bundoran


John Elliott, Ballintra


Rose Carty, Sligo


Mai Neary, Sligo


Angela Raftery, Sligo


Brendan Byrne, Sligo and Dromahair


Edward Joseph Maguire, Inver


Joan Duncan, Donegal Town


Lilly McClay, Donegal






Patrick Farrell, Market Court, Market Yard Sligo, formerly of Northampton, England and Collooney, Co Sligo. Funeral to arrive this morning at the Church of the Assumption, Collooney, for Mass of Christian Burial at 11am.  Burial to follow in St Nathy’s Cemetery, Collooney.



Phyllis (Sis) McSharry (nee Dykes), Orchard Grove, Carney and formerly Knappagh Road, Sligo. Removal from her home today to St Colmcille’s Church, Rathcormac, to arrive for Mass of Christian Burial at 2pm.  Burial to follow in Sligo Cemetery.


Jim Maguire, Donegal Road, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal. Retired ESB Staff. Mass of the Resurrection in St. Patrick’s Church, Ballyshannon, this morning at 11am, with internment in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, The Rock, Ballyshannon.  House private please.

Margaret Jones Connolly, No 2, St Colm’s Terrace, East End, Bundoran, Co. Donegal. Requiem Mass in the Church of Our Lady Star of the Sea, Bundoran, this morning at 11am, with burial in St Ninnidh’s Cemetery, Bundoran. Family flowers only please, donations, if desired, to the Coronary Care Unit, Sligo University Hospital, C/o Conlan and Breslin Funeral Directors, Bundoran. House private please.



John Elliott, Ballydermott, Ballintra, Co. Donegal.  Suddenly in Sligo University Hospital.  Funeral Service in Ballintra Methodist Church today at 2pm, followed by burial in Drumholm Graveyard. Family flowers only please.  House strictly private please.


Rose Carty, Rosewood Court, Maugheraboy, Sligo. Funeral will arrive to The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Sligo this morning for Requiem Mass at 11.30am, with funeral proceeding to Sligo Cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to the I.C.U. Unit at Sligo University Hospital, C/o Foley & McGowan Funeral Directors.  House strictly private to family this morning.


Mai Neary, late of “Sorrento”, Strandhill Road, Sligo, formerly of Belmullet, Co Mayo. Retired lecturing staff at St. Angela’s College, Sligo. Mass of the Resurrection in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Sligo at 2pm today. Burial follows in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Scarden, Strandhill Road, Sligo.


Angela Raftery (nee Williams), “Ashdene”, Strandhill Road, Sligo. At North West Hospice, The Mall, Sligo. Reposing at the home of her daughter Louise at Ballyweelin, Rosses Point, Co. Sligo, from 3.00pm to 6.00pm on Sunday. Home private to family at all other times. Mass of the Resurrection at 11.30am on Monday in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Sligo. Burial follows in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Scarden, Strandhill Road, Sligo. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to North West Hospice Fund, c/o Seán Feehily at Feehily’s Funeral Home, Cartron Cross, Sligo.


Brendan Byrne, Colmcille Drive, Rosses Point, Sligo, and formerly of Tully, Dromahair, Co Leitrim. Peacefully at St Phelim’s Nursing Home, Dromahair. Brother of Carrie Maguire, Ballinode, Sligo. Reposing at Fowley’s Funeral Home, Dromahair, on Sunday, from 4:30pm to 6:15pm, followed by removal to St Mary’s Church, Killenummery, arriving at 7pm. Funeral Mass on Monday at 12 noon, followed by cremation at Lakelands Crematorium, Cavan, at 4pm approx.



Edward Joseph Maguire, Keelogs, Inver, Co. Donegal.  Peacefully at Letterkenny University Hospital.  Remains will be reposing at his late residence today from 3pm until 10pm, and on Sunday from 3pm until 10pm.  Removal from there on Monday at 11.30am going to St. Nauls Church, Ardaghey, for 12noon funeral mass, with burial afterwards in the local cemetery.


Joan Duncan, Main St. Donegal Town.  Peacefully at the Arus McSuibhne Nursing Home, Mullinasole, Laghey.  Remains reposing at her residence, Main St. Donegal Town, today from 12 noon until 5.30pm with removal to St. Patricks Church for 6pm.  Funeral mass on Sunday at 11.30 am with burial immediately afterwards in St. Agathas Cemetery, Clar.



Lilly McClay, Moyne, Donegal PO, Co. Donegal.  Peacefully at Donegal Community Hospital.  Reposing at Donegal Community Hospital from 2pm on Sunday with removal at 4pm to Laghey Parish Church.  Funeral Service in Laghey Parish Church on Monday at 11am followed by burial in the adjoining graveyard.  Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if so desired to Donegal Community Hospital Patients Comfort Fund, or Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind care of George Irwin Funeral Directors or any family member.




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