Obituaries, Wednesday, May 13th, 8am


 Ocean FM has been informed of the following deaths:



Tommy Gilligan, New York and Ballymote


Sebastian Kulawiak, Donegal Town


Elisabeth (Ella) Mc Art,  Sligo,


Desmond Patrick  Gilligan, Rathgar and Manorhamilton


Siobhán Dolan, Ballyshannon


Peter McManus, Blacklion


Anne Gorman, Lavagh.


Mary Catherine Hoey, Ballyshannon


Mary Mc Kenna,  Coolaney


John Shovlin, Killybegs


Maureen McDermott, Riverstown




Tommy Gilligan, Astoria, New York and late of Dohern, Chaffpool, Ballymote, Co. Sligo. Private funeral will take place in New York. A memorial mass will take place in St Nathy’s Church, Achonry at a later date to celebrate Tommy’s life. Those who wish to express their sympathy to Tommy’s family can do so by selecting the condolence section of


Sebastian Kulawiak, No 2 Ardeskin, Old Laghey Road, Donegal Town. Funeral Mass to be held in St. Patrick’s Church, Donegal Town at 10am on Thursday, and can be viewed on In accordance with Government guidelines, the funeral and family home is strictly private. A condolence book is open on



Elisabeth (Ella) Mc Art, Kevinsfort Heath, Sligo. Peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. Due to current restrictions regarding COVID-19, Mass of the Angels and burial will be private to family only. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if desired, to Sligo Hospital Oncology Unit Trust (S.H.O.U.T.)  or to North West Hospice, c/o Seán Feehily’s Funeral Home, Cartron Cross, Sligo at Those who wish to leave a message of condolence for family may do so below at All enquiries to Seán Feehily Funeral Home, Cartron Cross, Sligo on 071 91 599 99/087 2411 114.



Desmond Patrick Gilligan, Rathgar and formerly of Manorhamilton, Co Leitrim. Peacefully, at home. Predeceased by his wife Mary. A private family funeral will take place, due to government advice regarding public gatherings. Those who would have liked to attend the funeral, but who cannot due to current restrictions, can leave a personal message for the Gilligan family in the Condolences section of The funeral mass can be viewed on the parish webcam by clicking onto Rathgar Parish, Church of the Three Patrons this morning (Wednesday) morning at 11am.


Siobhán Dolan, Behy, Ballyshannon Co Donegal. Suddenly at her residence. Due to current Covid-19 guidelines the family home will be private. Funeral mass in St Patrick’s church Ballyshannon at 11am this morning (Wednesday) with burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Cashelard. Mass can be viewed live on  Funeral mass and burial is private please.  People may express their condolences to the family on the condolence section of All enquires to John or Darren McGee Funeral Directors Ballyshannon. Telephone 071 98 517 44.


Peter McManus, Garvagh, Blacklion Co Cavan, peacefully at Our Lady’s Hospital, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim. Funeral Mass in St. Patrick’s Church, Killinagh, Blacklion this morning (Wednesday) at 11am, followed by burial in Killinagh cemetery. In accordance with Government guidelines on gatherings, the funeral will be strictly private.  A Memorial Mass to celebrate Peter’s life will be held at a later date.  Those who wish to leave a message of condolence for the family may do so on




Anne Gorman (nee Masterson), Carrowcorragh, Lavagh, Co Sligo, and late of Tubbercurry, peacefully at Sligo University Hospital. Pre-deceased by her husband Sean and son Kieran.
Funeral will arrive at the Church of the Sacret Heart, Mullinabreena, this morning (Wednesday) for requiem mass at 11 o’clock. Burial afterwards in Courtabbey cemetery. Due to the current Government restrictions, the funeral mass and burial will be private to the family only.
The mass will be streamed live on the Achonry/mullinbreena Church Facebook page.
If you’d like to leave a message of condolence, you can do so on A memorial mass to celebrate Anne’s life will take place at a later date.





Mary Catherine Hoey (Nee Gallagher) Donegal road Ballyshannon Co Donegal Suddenly. Non-covid related. Beloved wife of the late James.  Funeral mass today (Wednesday) in Saint Patrick’s church Ballyshannon at The mass can be viewed live on church services .ie/tv/saint patrick’s Ballyshannon. In Accordance with H.S.E. and government guidelines, the family home, funeral and cemetery are private at all times. The Hoey family would like to thank everyone for their understanding and co-operation at this difficult time. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence can do so on or email [email protected] Family Flowers only. Donations if so desired to Ballyshannon chef aid diners c/o Patsy McCauley or any family member.




Mary Mc Kenna, No. 5 Bruach Na Habhainn, Coolaney and formerly of Knockbeg, Collooney, Co. Sligo. Suddenly at Sligo University Hospital.  Removal from the Church View funeral home, Collooney on Thursday to the Church of the Assumption for Funeral Mass at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in St. Nathy’s cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if so desired to Pieta House c/o The McKenna family. House private please. In keeping with Government and HSE.guidelines, a private funeral will take place for the family. A memorial mass to celebrate Mary’s life will take place at a future date. Those who wish to attend but cannot due to current restrictions, can offer their sympathy using the online condolence book on



John Shovlin Bridge Street Killybegs Co Donegal. Funeral Mass in St Mary of the Visitation Church Killybegs today Wednesday at 2pm, Limited to 10 family members in accordance with Covid-19 restrictions. Private burial afterwards in the local cemetery. Those who wish to communicate with the family can do so via the online book of condolence at RIP. ie.  All enquiries to McBrearty Undertakers. Telephone 074 9731056.




Maureen McDermott, Ballindoon, Riverstown Co Sligo.  Peacefully in the Nazareth House.  Non Covid related.  Removal to St Patrick’s Church Ballyrush this evening (Wednesday) arriving at 6.30 p.m.  Funeral mass on Thursday at 12 noon with burial afterwards in the adjoining  cemetery.  In keeping with the HSE guidelines and to protect the welfare of everybody that knew Maureen a private funeral will take place.  A memorial mass to celebrate Maureen’s life will take place at a later date.  Those that would have liked to attend Maureen’s funeral but cannot due to the current restrictions can leave messages of sympathy on the condolence section of   Family flowers only please.  Donation’s in lieu if desired to Nazareth house patient comfort fund.



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