Obituaries, Thursday, January 16th, 2020, 10am.

Ocean FM has been informed of the following deaths:




Christopher McConnon, Boston and Castlebaldwin


Séamus Hunt, Bunninadden


Josie McGettrick, Ballymote


Derek Middleton, Coolaney


Kevin Patrick Walsh, Charlestown


Phyllis Smylie, Sligo


Sean McGarry, Sligo


Michelle Bell, Galway and Cloonacool


Baby – Ava Kelly, Calry


Catherine O’Hehir, Ballymote and Sligo


Patrick Mullaney, New York and Geevagh


Charlie Lyons, Ballygawley



Christopher McConnon, Boston, formerly of Cleavery, Castlebaldwin, Co. Sligo. Beloved son of Michael and Betty McConnon. Mass will be held for Christopher on Saturday, January 18th at 11am in St Patrick’s Church, Ballyrush. House private please.


Séamus Hunt, Ballyfahy, Bunninadden, Ballymote, Co. Sligo. Funeral mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Bunninadden today at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in Cloonameehan cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if so desired to S.H.O.U.T. at Sligo University Hospital.


Josie McGettrick, Cluid, Ballymote, Co. Sligo and late of Bailey’s Nursing Home, Tubbercurry. Peacefully at Sligo University Hospital. Remains will repose at the Perry Funeral Home, Ballymote (F56TK20) this evening from 5 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. followed by removal to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Ballymote to arrive at 7 p.m. Funeral mass on Friday at 11 a.m. Burial afterwards in St. Columba’s cemetery.


Derek Middleton, Carrownacarrick, Coolaney, Co. Sligo. Suddenly at his home.  Reposing at Clarke’s Funeral Home, Coolaney this evening from 5 p.m. to 8p.m.  House private thereafter. Funeral arriving to Rathbarrron Parish Church on Saturday for 2 p.m. funeral service. Burial afterwards in the adjoining churchyard. Family flowers only, donations in lieu to the North West Hospice, Sligo.


Kevin Patrick Walsh, Brackloonaugh, Charlestown, Co Sligo. Peacefully at Sligo University Hospital. Remains will repose at the Horkan Funeral Home, Charlestown, this evening from 5.00pm to 7.30 pm, with removal to St James’s Church, Charlestown, arriving at 8.00 pm. Funeral mass on Friday at 12 o clock, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. No flowers please, donations if desired to S.H.O.U.T.


Phyllis Smylie, Benbulben Terrace, Sligo. Peacefully at Saint John’s Hospital, Sligo. Reposing at the Nazareth House Chapel, Church Hill, Sligo from 5.30pm this evening with Liturgy of Prayer at 6.30pm. Funeral to arrive at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Sligo on Friday for Mass of Christian Burial at 11.30am. Burial to follow in Sligo Cemetery.


Sean McGarry, Cranmore Place, Sligo and formerly of Treacy Avenue, Sligo. Peacefully at his daughter Shauna’s residence, Lower Abbey Street, Sligo. Reposing at the Nazareth House Chapel this Friday evening from 6 p.m. with Liturgy of Prayer at 7.30 p.m. Removal on Saturday to St Anne’s Church, Sligo, to arrive for Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am.  Burial follows in Sligo cemetery.


Michelle Bell, nee Armstrong, Monivea, Co. Galway and formerly of Ballyglass, Cloonacool, Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo. Peacefully in her home. Remains reposing in St Michael’s Church, Cloonacool today from 1pm until 4pm and again from 5pm until 8pm. Requiem mass on Friday at 11.30am, with the funeral afterwards to Cloonacool cemetery. House strictly private please.  Family flowers only, donations if desired to The Irish Cancer Society.


Baby – Ava Kelly, Fermoyle, Calry, Sligo. At The Coombe Hospital, Dublin. Daughter of Aoife and Vincent, granddaughter of Margaret and Don Kelly and Margie Fallon and her partner Ramone. Reposing at her home at Fermoyle, Calry, Co. Sligo (F91R663) this evening  from 5pm to 7pm. Mass of the Angels on Friday at 12noon in St. Patrick’s Church, Calry, Co. Sligo. Burial will follow in Clogher Cemetery, Calry.


Catherine O’Hehir, nee Hunter. Late of Ballymote, formerly of Cranmore, Sligo and Doneraile Co. Cork. Peacefully at Nazareth House, Sligo. Reposing at St. Anne’s Day Chapel on Friday from 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Funeral mass on Saturday in St. Anne’s Church at 2pm., followed by cremation at Lakelands Crematorium, Cavan. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu if desired to the Residents’ Comfort Fund, Nazareth House.


Patrick (Pat) Mullaney, Woodside, Queens, New York, and formerly Ballinashee, Geevagh, Co. Sligo. Reposing at Shivnan’s Funeral Home, Ballyfarnon, Co. Roscommon on Sunday evening from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Removal to St. Joseph’s Church, Geevagh, on Monday afternoon, arriving for Mass of Christian Burial at 2p.m. Interment afterwards in Kilmactranny Cemetery, Co. Sligo. Donations in lieu of flowers to the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust.


Charlie Lyons, Ballygawley, Co. Sligo. Formerly of Riverstown. Peacefully at Sligo University Hospital. Reposing at Kelly’s Funeral home, Ballygawley on Friday from 4pm until 7pm. Funeral mass on Saturday at 11am in the Church of the Assumption, Sooey, with burial afterwards in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Sooey. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu, if desired, to Friends of Sligo University Hospital.




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