Obituaries, Wednesday, September 16th,  8 a.m.


 Ocean FM has been informed of the following deaths:



 Kevin Gallagher, Derryvarymore, Co Fermanagh


Joan McCrea, Pettigo


Seamus Haran, Ballyshannon


Frances O’Brien, Drumkeerin


Brian Raftery, Sligo


Raphael Rooney, Sligo


Danny McGuinness, Ballyshannon








Kevin Gallagher, 461 Derrygonnelly Road, Derryvarymore, Co Fermanagh. Suddenly. Removal from his late residence this morning at 10.30 a.m. to arrive at St Patrick’s Church, Derrygonnelly for funeral mass at 11 a.m. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.  Due to the Covid-19 regulations the family home, funeral and burial will be private to family only.  Those who wish to pay their respects while maintaining social distancing can do so as the cortege makes it journey to the church. Those who would like offer condolences can do so on or [email protected]




Joan McCrea, Billary, Pettigo, Co. Donegal. Peacefully at Aras Mac Shuibhne, Mullinasole, Laghey. Removal from her residence in Pettigo at 10.45am this morning to arrive at St. Mary’s Church, Pettigo for Requiem Mass at 11.00 am. Burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions the house and funeral are restricted to family only. Condolences can be left on





Seamus Haran, Drumnagroagh, Station Road, Ballyshannon Co. Donegal. Peacefully at Sligo University Hospital. Reposing  at his residence today (Wednesday). Removal on Thursday morning at 11.30am to arrive at St. Joseph’s Church, The Rock, Ballyshannon for 12 noon funeral Mass. Interment afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Due to government directives and HSE guidelines, the wake and funeral will be private to family and close friends. Messages of sympathy may be expressed through the condolence section on Enquiries to John Mulreany funeral services, Bundoran, Tel (071)98 41547



Frances O’Brien, nee McDowell, Glassdrummond More, Drumkeerin, Co. Leitrim. Peacefully at Sligo University Hospital. Reposing at her late residence today from 2.00pm until 9.00pm. Funeral Mass will take place in St. Brigid’s Church, Creevelea on
Thursday at 12.00pm. Burial to follow in Drumkeerin cemetery. Fresh flowers only. Due to HSE guidelines, funeral mass will be private to family and friends. Those who would have liked to attend but are unable to do so due to Covid restrictions, can leave a personal message in the “Condolence” section of



Brian Raftery, “Ashdene”, Strandhill Road, Sligo (F91NCP3). Peacefully in Summerville Healthcare, Strandhill, Co. Sligo.  Reposing at the family home from 5pm to 7pm this evening. Mass of the Resurrection in St. Patricks Church, Strandhill, Co. Sligo at 11am on Thursday. Burial follows in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Scarden, Strandhill Road, Sligo. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to R.N.L.I., C/o Seán Feehily’s Funeral Home, Cartron Cross, Sligo. In accordance with government guidelines, the reposing, funeral Mass and burial will be private to family and close friends. Funeral Mass will be streamed live on Those who may wish to attend but cannot are welcome to leave a message of condolence at, in private at or by traditional manner.


Raphael (Ray) Rooney, 18 Devins Drive, Cranmore, Sligo and formerly of Old Market Street, Sligo. Peacefully at Sligo University Hospital. Reposing at his residence today from 1:00pm to 9:00pm. Funeral will arrive to St. Anne’s Church, Sligo on Thursday morning at 11:30am for Requiem mass with funeral proceeding to Shannon Crematorium after. You can stream the funeral mass live by following this link   Due to the current restrictions, the reposing time and funeral will be private for family and friends only. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to the Oncology Unit, Sligo University Hospital, care of The Foley and McGowan`s Funeral Home, Market Yard, Sligo. You are welcome to send a message of condolence to his family through the Foley and McGowan’s Funeral Home website


Danny McGuinness, known as Danny McGinney, Boynee, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal. Peacefully at the Sheil Hospital, Ballyshannon. Reposing privately at home from 2pm today for family, neighbours and close friends only please. Removal from his home on Thursday morning at 10.30am to arrive at St. Aidan’s Church, Kinlough for Mass of the Resurrection at 11am. Burial afterwards in St. Ninnidh’s Cemetery, Newtown, Bundoran. Due to current goverment and HSE restrictions, the house and funeral mass are private to family, neighbours and close friends only please. Condolences can be left at the online condolence section at or on Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if so desired to the Sheil Hospital Patient Comfort Fund, C/o Donal Breslin Funeral Directors, Breslin Funeral Home, Bundoran.





The second anniversary mass for Marie Burke, nee Scott, will take place on Monday in St. Joseph’s Church, Boyle, at 10.00 a.m.









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