Obituaries, Friday , March 20th, 2020, 8am



Ocean FM has been informed of the following deaths:



Jim Burke, Sooey


Philomena Elizabeth Kelly, Surrey and late of Sligo


Sr Ursula Fox, Ballyshannon


Margaret Gillespie, Donegal Town


Conor Britton, Rosnowlagh


Tony Mc Morrow, Glenfarne


Kathleen McGlashin (nee Breslin), Frosses


Patty’s Gethin (nee Kerins).  Riverstown



Jim Burke, Sooey, Co Sligo. Peacefully at St Phelim’s Nursing Home, Dromahair. Predeceased by his wife Rosita. Funeral Mass at Church of the Assumption, Sooey today at 12 noon with burial afterwards in St Joseph’s cemetery, Sooey. To ensure compliance with the HSE and Government guidelines on social distancing the numbers at Sooey Church will be limited to a maximum of 100 the funeral mass today.


Philomena Elizabeth Kelly. Surrey, London and late of Duck Street, Sligo. Suddenly at her home in Surrey. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. All enquiries to Seán Feehily Funeral Home, Cartron Cross, Sligo on 071 915 9999.


Sr Ursula Fox, Convent of Mercy, Ballyshannon and formerly of Legaltion, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal. Mass of the Resurrection in St. Patrick’s Church, Ballyshannon on today at 11am, followed by interment in the Abbey Assaroe Cemetery. Following HSE regulations the Funeral Mass will be held privately for family and close friends Please. The mass can be viewed online at A Mass of celebration of Ursula’s life will be offered at a later date.  Those who would have liked to attend the funeral, but due to current restrictions cannot do so, can leave a personal message in the Condolences section of her obituary on or through Patrick McKenna Funeral Directors, Ballyshannon on 087 248 5819.


Margaret Gillespie (nee O’Connell), Brookfield, Donegal Town. Peacefully in Letterkenny University Hospital. Remains reposing at her late residence from 12 noon until 10pm today.  House private to family and friends, adhering to HSE guidelines. Private funeral mass on Saturday in St Patrick’s Church, Donegal Town at 11 am with burial afterwards in Clar cemetery. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Family flowers only, donations if so desired to The St Vincent de Paul Society, care of any family members or Faulkner Funeral Service. To comply with government guidance on COVID-19, please communicate with the family via the online book of condolence at, or contact Faulkner Funeral Directors 086 061 0224.



Conor Britton, Ardeelen, Rosnowlagh, Co Donegal. Suddenly. Remains reposing at the family home at Ardeelen, Rosnowlagh. Removal today to Lakelands crematorium for cremation at 3 p.m. To comply with government and HSE regulations on Covid19, the family home and crematorium is for family only. A memorial service will take place at a later date. Please comply with the regulations.


Tony (Mick) Mc Morrow, Ardvarney, Glenfarne, Co Leitrim, Reposing in St Michael’s Church, Glenfarne (Eircode F91AE22) from 6 pm to 7.30 on Saturday. Sympathisers are asked to comply with the HSE guidelines on display. Funeral mass will be private on Sunday at 12noon, followed by burial in adjoining cemetery.


Kathleen McGlashin (nee Breslin), Cranny Rd, Frosses, Co. Donegal peacefully at Harbour Lights Nursing Home, Killybegs, Co. Donegal. Reposing at the home of her son, Daniel and daughter in law Charleen McGlashin, Cranny Rd. Frosses (Eircode F94V6P1), this evening from 4:00-8:00pm, private thereafter. Funeral mass at11:00am Saturday morning in the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Frosses with internment afterwards in the Cranny Rd. Cemetery, Frosses. During this time we are following HSE government guidelines for Covid-19. No handshaking and social distances will be implemented at the wake house and the funeral mass which will be both private to family members and very close friends.A memorial mass will be held at a later date. Those who would have liked to attend the funeral, but due to current restrictions cannot, can leave a personal message of condolence on the Condolences section of her obituary on or through John McGowan Funeral Directors, Frosses on 0872706699.


Patty’s Gethin (nee Kerins).  Cloonlurg, Riverstown, Co. Sligo. Predeceased by her husband Paddy, daughter Anna and son Gerry Reposing at Perry’s Funeral Home, Ballymote, this evening from 6pm to 8pm. Private Funeral Mass on Saturday morning at 12pm in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Ballymote. Burial afterwards in St. Columba’s Cemetery. Funeral Mass and burial for family only. A memorial mass will be held at a later date to celebrate Patty’s life.  In light of the coronavirus pandemic, we would ask that anyone wishing to attend the funeral home follow HSE guidelines on public gatherings. Restrictions will be in place in line with these guidelines. With the support and agreement of Patty’s family, we encourage no handshaking or use of condolence book. The family understand that people may want to offer their sympathies but are unable to do so due to the current situation.



Ar Dheis Dé go Raibh Siad.