Obituaries, Wednesday, February 13th, 5pm


Ocean FM has been informed of the following deaths:



Malachy Sweeney, Sligo


Aaron Heraty, Ballyshannon


Kevin O’Connor, Sligo


Gerald Golden, Templeboy


Mary Harte, Ballymote


Margaret Leslie, Killybegs


Sean Keaveney, Glenfarne


Laurence Scanlon, London and Sligo


Rose McGroarty, Inver



Malachy Sweeney, Crozon Downs, Sligo and formerly of Dungannon, Co. Tyrone. Peacefully at The Hazelwood Unit, St. John’s Hospital Sligo. Reposing at Foley & McGowan’s Funeral Home, Market Yard, Sligo on Thursday, from 5.30pm until 7.30pm. Funeral will arrive to St. Anne’s Church, Sligo on Friday for requiem Mass at 11am with funeral proceeding to The Holy Trinity Cemetery, Ballisodare, Co. Sligo. House is strictly private please. Family flowers only, donations in lieu if desired to St. John’s Patient Comfort Fund c/o Foley & Mc Gowan Funeral Directors.


Aaron Heraty, Rampark Lane, Finner, Ballyshannon, Co Donegal. Tragically. Reposing at his late residence, with remains going to St Joseph’s Church, The Rock, Ballyshannon, on Thursday for 11am funeral Mass, with burial afterward in the adjoining cemetery. House private please. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to STOP, C/o John or Darren McGee Funeral Directors or any family member.



Kevin O’Connor, Market Yard, Sligo and formerly Buenos Aires Drive, Strandhill, Co Sligo. Unexpectedly at his home. Reposing at Nazareth House Chapel, Churchill, Sligo on Thursday from 6 pm until 8 pm. Funeral to arrive at St Patrick’s Church, Strandhill, for Mass of Christian Burial at 10am on Friday.  Cremation to follow at Lakelands Crematorium, Cavan, at 2.30pm aprox.  Family flowers only please.  Donations in lieu if desired to the Irish Heart Foundation, c/o Seamus Feehily and Sons Funeral Directors, Pearse Road, Sligo.


Gerald Golden, Lugdoon, Templeboy, Co Sligo. Peacefully at the North West Hospice, Sligo. Reposing at Sweeney’s Funeral Home, Dromore West, this evening, with removal at 6:30pm to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Templeboy. Requiem mass on Thursday at 11am, with cremation afterward in Lakelands Crematorium, Cavan. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to North West Hospice, Sligo.


Mary (Mai) Harte,11 Cuain Iosa, Ballymote and formerly of Townaghy, Culfadda, Ballymote, Co. Sligo. Peacefully at the Community Nursing Unit, Ballymote. Reposing at The Perry Funeral Home Ballymote on Thursday evening from 5pm to 6:30pm followed by removal to The Church of The Immaculate Conception, Ballymote to arrive at 7pm.  Mass of the Resurrection on Friday at 11am with burial afterwards in Knockbrack Cemetery, Keash, Co. Sligo



Margaret Leslie,  Meena Hooghan  Killybegs, Co. Donegal.  Remains reposing at the residence of her brother PJ and Anne Marie from 7:30pm this evening.  Removal on Friday morning at 10 30 am to St.Mary’s Church, Killybegs for 11am funeral Mass.  Burial afterwards in the local cemetery.  House private on the morning of the funeral please.


Sean Keaveney, Cornamon, Glenfarne, Co. Leitrim. Unexpectedly at Sligo University Hospital.  Reposing at Our Lady’s Hospital Chapel,  Manorhamilton on Thursday evening from 5.30pm until 7pm followed by removal to St Mary’s Church, Glenfarne to arrive at 7.30pm. Funeral Mass on Friday at 11am with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.


Laurence (Larry) Scanlon, Leyton, London and formerly of Sligo Town. Suddenly, at his residence in London. Funeral service will be held at 3.30pm on Wednesday 20th February at East Chapel, City of London Cemetery & Crematorium, Aldersbrook Road, Manor Park, London, E12 5DQ, UK. Family flowers only please to Manor Park Co-op Funeralcare, 50 Whitta Road, London, E12 5DA, UK before 12pm 20th February. Donations in lieu of flowers, if desired, to Age Action Ireland or Age UK.


Rose McGroarty, Keelogs, Inver, Co Donegal. Peacefully at Letterkenny University Hospital.  Funeral arrangements to be announced later.  All enquires to John McGowan Funeral Directors on 087 270 6699




Ar Dheis Dé go Raibh Siad.