Obituaries, Monday, December 2nd, 2019, 5pm

Ocean FM has been informed of the following deaths:



James Rochfort, Kilcock


Kathleen Rafferty, Ballyshannon


Margaret Rose, Donegal Town


Charles Townsend, Ballisodare


Maura Shovlin, Sligo


David Stapleton, New Zealand and Sligo



James Rochfort, (Senior), Kilcock Co. Kildare. Peacefully, at Connolly Memorial Hospital Blanchardstown. Father of James Rochfort, Ballagee, Belleek, Co. Fermanagh. Reposing at William Ryan & Sons funeral home, Church Street, Kilcock today with removal at to arrive at Saint Coca’s Church Kilcock at 6pm. Funeral mass Tuesday at 12 noon followed by burial in Saint Joseph’s Cemetery, Kilcock.


Kathleen Rafferty, Tullyherk, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal. Peacefully, at the Galway Hospice. Reposing at the Sheil (shail) Hospital Mortuary, Ballyshannon today with removal at 6.30pm to arrive at St. Patrick’s Church, Ballyshannon for 7pm. To repose overnight. Mass of the Resurrection on Tuesday at 11am with interment in the Abbey Assaroe Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu, if so desired, to the Galway Hospice c/o Patrick McKenna Funeral Directors or any family member.


Margaret Rose, better known as Peggy, Drimark, Donegal Town. Peacefully, at Letterkenny University Hospital. Remains will be reposing at Gallaghers Funeral home, Station Road, Mountcharles today until 9pm. Removal from there on Tuesday morning  going to St. Marys Church, Killymard for 10am funeral mass, followed by cremation in Lakelands Crematorium, Cavan. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu, if so desired, to St. Vincent de Paul c/o Gallagher Funeral Directors Mountcharles.


Charles (Charlie) Townsend, Union, Ballisodare, Co.Sligo. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. All family homes strictly private at this time please. All enquiries to Sean Feehily at Feehily’s Funeral Home, Cartron Cross, Sligo 071 91 59999


Maura Shovlin, (nee Kerrin), “Avila”, Maugheraboy Road, Sligo. Peacefully at the Nazareth Nursing Home, Sligo. Reposing at her home at Avila, Maugheraboy Road, Sligo (EIRCODE:F91TPH6) on Wednesday from 2pm until 6.30pm with removal at 7pm to The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Sligo arriving at 7.30pm. Mass of the Resurrection on Thursday at 11.30am. Burial follows in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Scarden, Strandhill Road, Sligo. Family flowers only, donations in lieu, if desired, to the Nazareth Nursing Home Patient Comfort Fund and the North West Hospice c/o Sean Feehily at Feehilys Funeral Home, Cartron Cross, Sligo.


David Stapleton, Tiapa, Far North, New Zealand and formerly of 48 Cranmore Drive, Sligo. Peacefully, at his home in New Zealand. Memorial Mass/ Months Mind Mass will take place on Monday December 9th 2019 at 11am in St.Anne’s Church, Cranmore Road, Sligo. Enquiries to Sean Feehily’s Funeral Home, Cartron Cross, Sligo on 0719159999.


Ar Dheis Dé go Raibh Siad.