Obituaries, Thursday, March 12th, 2020, 8a.m.  


Ocean FM has been informed of the following deaths:


 Lily Howley, Collooney


Bridie Ryan, Ballinagh


Gerry Pilkington, Gurteen


Frank Loftus, Coolaney


Packie Mooney, Ardara


Molly Rooney, Manorhamilton


Michael Savage, Ballisodare


Vincent French, Sligo


James Connelly (pre Connolly) Cork & Garrison


Dr.Eamonn Mac Searraigh, Sligo



Lily Howley, (nee McGowan), late of Steeple View, Collooney, Co. Sligo. Peacefully at Mystical Rose Nursing Home, Claregalway, Co. Galway. Removal this morning to the Church of the Assumption, Collooney, Co. Sligo, arriving for 12 o’clock Funeral Mass, followed by burial in Saint Nathy’s Cemetery, Collooney. House private to family on Thursday morning please.


Bridie Ryan, (nee McManus) Ballinagh, Co. Cavan and formerly of Derrylahan, Glangevlin, Co. Cavan. Peacefully at Arus Breffni, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim. Remains reposing at Arus Breffni on Friday from 9.30am, arriving to St. Patrick’s Church, Glangevlin for 11am Requiem Mass. Burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery.


Gerry Pilkington, Kilfree, Gurteen, Co. Sligo. Peacefully at Bailey’s Nursing Home, Tubbercurry. Former employee of the E.S.B. Predeceased by his wife, Kathleen and son, Terence. House private please. Removal this morning to St. Patrick’s Church, Gurteen, for Mass of the Resurrection at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in Carrentemple Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if desired, to the Alzheimer Society of Ireland, C/o O’Dowd Funeral Directors, Gurteen, Co. Sligo.


Frank Loftus, Gorthakeeran, Coolaney, Sligo and Cloonamahon Care Centre. Peacefully at Sligo University Hospital. Reposing at Clarke’s Funeral Home, Coolaney, on this evening from 6 pm to 8 pm, with removal to the Church of the Sacred Heart and St Joseph, Rockfield on Friday morning for 11am funeral mass.  Burial afterwards in Rockfield cemetery.



Packie Mooney, Boohill, Ardara, Co. Donegal.  Peacefully at Letterkenny University Hospital. Remains reposing at his late residence from 11am today until 11pm. Funeral from there on Friday morning at 11:30am to the Church of the Holy Family, Ardara for 12 noon requiem mass. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.


Molly Rooney, 3 The Ross, Manorhamilton and formerly Glebe, Kinlough, Co Leitrim. Peacefully at Arus Breffni Nursing Unit, Manorhamilton. Remains reposing at Our Lady’s Hospital Chapel, Manorhamilton, this evening from 5.15pm to 7.15pm, with removal to the Church of the Annunciation, Mullies, to arrive at 8pm. Funeral mass on Friday at 11am, with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu of flowers to Arus Breffni Patient Comfort Fund. House private please.


Michael Savage, Streamstown, Ballisodare, Co. Sligo. At Sligo University Hospital, Remains reposing at his home today from 3pm until 6pm, with removal to Saint Brigid’s Church, Corhownagh, Ballisodare, arriving for 7 pm. Funeral Mass on Friday at 12 noon, followed by burial in Saint Nathy’s Cemetery, Collooney. House private to family from 6pm on Thursday evening please.


Vincent (Frenchie) French. The Weigh Bridge, Mail Coach Road, Sligo. Reposing at The Foley and McGowan Funeral Home, Market Yard, Sligo on this evening from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Funeral will arrive to The Cathedral of The Immaculate Conception on Friday morning for Requiem Mass at 11:30am, followed by burial in Sligo Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if desired, to the North West Hospice, C/o Foley and McGowan Funeral Directors, Market Yard, Sligo.



James Connelly  late of Cork & Garrison Co. Fermanagh tragically Son of Jim & Jenny Connelly Cork. Funeral arrangements will be announced later Enquiries to John Mulreany funeral services Bundoran on 071 98 41547.


Dr Eamonn Mac Searraigh,,Rathcarrick,,Sligo. Peacefully at Sligo University Hospital, Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Enquiries to Seán Feehily at Seán Feehily’s Funeral Directors, Cartron Cross, Sligo on 071 91 599 99/0872411114



The Month’s Mind Mass for the late Father Jim McGloin will take place in St Michael’s Church, Glenade on Saturday at 12 noon.




Ar Dheis Dé go Raibh Siad.