Obituaries, Monday September 9th, 5pm

Ocean FM has been informed of the following deaths:

Michelle Beck, Sydney and Ballisodare


Kathleen Benson, Ballisodare


Frank Gilmartin, Sligo


James Scanlon, Ballisodare


Norman Vincent Ashe, Sligo

Annie McLoughlin Mail Coach Rd, Sligo



Michelle Beck, (née Walsh) Sydney, Australia and formerly of Carrowkeel, Ballisodare, Co. Sligo. Daughter of Bridie and Pat Walsh, Carrowkeel, and sister of Claire Lynch and Karen Walsh. Funeral will take place in Sydney today. A memorial mass will be held in Ireland at St. John’s Church, Carraroe, Sligo, details to be announced at a later date. Enquiries to Seamus Feehily & Son Funeral Directors, Pearse Road, Sligo 071 91 71117.


Kathleen Benson, nee O’Boy, Bayview, Ballisodare, Co. Sligo. Peacefully at Summerville Nursing Home Strandhill. Remains reposing in Saint Brigid’s Church Corhownagh, Ballisodare this evening from 7pm until 8.30pm. Funeral Mass on Tuesday at 12pm followed by burial in Saint Nathy’s Cemetery, Collooney. Family flowers only please donations in lieu if desired to North West Hospice C/o Gerard Clarke & Sons Ballisodare.


Frank Gilmartin, Lake View House, Carraroe, Sligo. Reposing at Shivnan’S Funeral Home, Ballyfarnon, from 6pm to 8pm this evening. Removal to St. John’s Church, Carraroe on Tuesday morning, arriving for Mass of Christian Burial at 11am. Interment afterwards in Sligo cemetery. House strictly private please.


James (Jimmy) Scanlon, Woodbrook Heights Ballisodare, and late of Cartronhugh, Ballintogher. Peacefully at University Hospital Galway. Remains reposing in Saint Brigid’s Church, Corhownagh, Ballisodare, on Tuesday evening from 6pm until 7.30pm. Funeral Mass on Wednesday at 12pm, followed by burial in Saint Nathy’s Cemetery, Collooney. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu, if desired, to CCU or the Stroke Unit at University Hospital Galway, C/o Gerard Clarke & Sons Funeral Directors, Ballisodare, Co. Sligo.


Norman Vincent Ashe, Barnasraghy, Strandhill Road, Sligo. Peacefully at Sligo University Hospital. Reposing at the Nazareth House Chapel, Church Hill, Sligo on Tuesday evening from 6pm to 8pm. Removal on Wednesday to Saint Mary’s Church, Moore, Co. Roscommon for Mass of Christian burial at 2pm. Burial to follow in Moore cemetery. No flowers by request please, donations in lieu if desired to the North West Hospice, C/O Seamus Feehily and Son Funeral Directors, Pearse Road, Sligo.


Annie McLoughlin (Nee Leydon) of 3 The Weigh Bridge, Mail Coach Rd, Sligo peacefully at her residence.  Reposing at her residence on Tuesday from 3:00pm to 9:00pm.  Funeral will arrive to  The Cathedral of The Immaculate Conception, Sligo on Wednesday morning for Requiem mass at 11:30am with burial afterwards in Sligo Cemetery.  House Private on Wednesday morning please.  Family flowers only. Donations if desired to Palliative Care, North West Hospice, care of The Foley & Mc Gowan Funeral home, Market Yard, Sligo.


Ar Dheis Dé go Raibh Siad.