Obituaries, Tuesday, August 11th, 8am

Ocean FM has been informed of the following deaths:




Helena Brett, England and Sligo


Dr. James McCabe, Glencar


Fidelma O’Donnell, Donegal Town & Ardara


Maurice Buckley, Sligo


Margaret McCabe, Celbridge and Largydonnell

Althea Whyte, Ballymote


John Sweeney, Carrick on Shannon and Sligo


Michael Rafferty, Ballyshannon


Albert Shaw, Riverstown


Eamonn Browne, Kilcar





Helena Brett, Langley, Slough, England and formerly of Rathedmond, Sligo. Suddenly. Funeral arrangements later. House strictly private please. Donations, if desired, to The North West Hospice, C/o Foley And McGowan`s Funeral Directors, Old Market House, Market Yard, Sligo. You are welcome to leave a message of condolence for the family on The Foley and McGowan’s Funeral Home website


Dr. James McCabe, Tormór, Glencar, Sligo. Formerly of Carrigan, Co. Cavan; Paris, France; and Washington DC. Removal today from Tormór, Glencar to St. Colmcille’s Church, Rathcormack, Co. Sligo for Funeral Mass at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in Drumcliffe graveyard. Due to the current H.S.E. and government covid-19 guidelines, James’ house will be private to family only, please. The funeral mass will be limited to family and close friends. Funeral Mass can be viewed at You can leave a condolence message for the family on


Fidelma O’Donnell, Spierstown, Clar, Donegal Town and formerly of Ardara. Peacefully, at Letterkenny University Hospital. Reposing at her late residence. Removal from there on Wednesday to St Agatha’s Church, Clar for 11 am funeral mass, followed by interment in the adjoining churchyard. In accordance with HSE guidelines, the house, funeral mass and burial will be private to family and close friends. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu if so desired to the Alzheimer’s Society, Donegal Town. Anyone wishing to give their condolences can do so on or on Gallagher Funeral Directors & Funeral Home Facebook page.


Maurice Buckley, Strandhill Road, Sligo and late of Chapel Street, Tarbert, Co. Kerry and London. Peacefully, at the North West Hospice, The Mall, Sligo. Reposing at Seán Feehily’s Funeral Home, Cartron Cross, Sligo from 10.30am on Thursday. Removal at 11.30am to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Sligo arriving for Mass of the Resurrection at 12.00noon.  Burial follows in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Scarden, Strandhill Road, Sligo. House private. In accordance with HSE guidelines the Funeral Mass and burial will be private to family and close friends.  Funeral Mass will be streamed live on Condolence messages can be left at, at or by traditional manner. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu if desired to North West Hospice Fund, C/o Seán Feehily’s Funeral Home, Cartron Cross, Sligo. Phone 071/91 59999.


Margaret McCabe (nee McGloin), Dara Court, Celbridge, Co. Kildare and late of Largydonnell, Co. Leitrim. Sister of Annie McGloin and Paddy McGloin. Peacefully, at Beaumont Hospital. In accordance with government directives and in the interest of public health, a private family funeral will take place. Message of condolence can be left on Margaret’s Funeral Mass can be viewed on Wednesday at 11am by going to


Althea Whyte (née Emerson), Knockadalteen, Ballymote, Co. Sligo. Suddenly, at Sligo University Hospital. Funeral mass on Wednesday in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Ballymote at 12 noon, followed by private Committal service at Shannon Crematorium, Shannon, Co. Clare at 5pm. House private please. Message of condolence can be left on


John Sweeney, 65 Oaklands, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim and late of Beechlawn, Maugheraboy, Sligo. Suddenly. Reposing at Seán Feehily’s Funeral Home, Cartron Cross, Sligo, from 5pm to 6.30pm on Wednesday. Removal on Thursday to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Sligo arriving for Mass of the Resurrection at 3pm. Burial follows in Sligo Cemetery. HSE covid 19 guidelines apply at the Funeral Home, Church and Cemetery, and is restricted to immediate family and close friends. Funeral Mass will be streamed live on Condolence messages may be left at, or by the traditional manner.


Michael Rafferty, 24 Woodlands,Ballyshannon, Co Donegal. Peacefully. Reposing privately at the home of his sister Angela Gahan, Tirconaill Street, Ballyshannon. Funeral mass on Thursday at 11am in St Patrick’s Church, Ballyshannon, followed by private cremation at Lakelands crematorium. In compliance with HSE guidelines, please ensure social distancing and public advice are adhered to. Message of condolence can be left on The funeral ceremony can be viewed on church Family home and church private to family and close friends. Family flowers, donations, if so desired, to the oncology unit in Sligo University Hospital, C/o Patsy McCauley Funeral director.


Albert Shaw, late of Shaw’s Jewellers, 50 OConnell St., Sligo and Carrowkeel, Riverstown, Co Sligo. Peacefully, at Sligo Hospice. Due to current Covid 19 restrictions, a private funeral service will take place for immediate family and close friends on Wednesday in Townagh Parish Church, Riverstown, with burial afterwards in Kilmorgan new cemetery. Those wishing to convey their sympathies to the family may do so on the condolence book section of


Eamonn Browne, Ballymoon, Kilcar, Co. Donegal. (Non Covid Related). Removal from his home today at 6.30pm to arrive at St. Cartha’s Church, Kilcar at 7pm. Funeral Mass on Wednesday at 12 noon. Interment afterwards in Kilcar Cemetery. Covid-19 restrictions apply.




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