Obituaries, Monday, January 25th, 5p.m.

Ocean FM has been informed of the following deaths:


Packie Boyle, Ballyshannon


Rosaleen Lavin, Ballyfarnon


Rosaleen Smith, Sligo


Helen Murphy, Donegal Town


Reginald Connolly, Kinlough


Maura Davey, Ballisodare


Laura Browne, Bundoran and Armagh


Paddy Byrne, Killybegs


Sharon Carleton, Sligo



Packie Boyle, 44 St. Benildus Avenue, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal. Peacefully, at his residence, non Covid related. Reposing at his late residence. Going to St. Patrick’s Church, Ballyshannon on Wednesday morning for 11am Funeral Mass with burial afterwards in the Abbey Cemetery. Due to current restrictions, the house and Funeral Mass are private to family only please. The mass can be viewed on Family flowers only, donations in lieu, if desired, to the Irish Cancer Society, c/o Darren McGee or any family member. Enquiries to Darren McGee on 087 221 8483


Rosaleen Lavin, née Doherty, Creevagh, Ballyfarnon, Boyle, Co. Sligo, and formerly Foxfield, Co. Leitrim. Peacefully, at her home. Predeceased by her husband Paddy Joe. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Brigid’s Church, Highwood on Tuesday morning at 11.30am. Interment afterwards in Kilmactranny Cemetery. Mass will be streamed live on the Facebook page. House and Church private to family only please. Messages of condolence can be left on


Rosaleen Smith, neé Keogh, Hanley Tce., Sligo. Peacefully, at her residence in her 91st year. Funeral will arrive at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Sligo, on Tuesday for requiem mass at 12pm, followed by burial in Sligo Cemetery. Due to current restrictions, the Funeral Mass will be private for family only. Condolences can be left on and on Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu to Sligo Cathedral Restoration Fund, C/o/ Foley and McGowan’s Funeral Home, Market Yard, Sligo 071 9162140 or through


Helen Murphy, Drumrooske Estate, Donegal Town. Peacefully at Letterkenny University Hospital. Funeral mass on Tuesday at 11 am in St Mary’s Church, Killymard, with burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery. Due to government restrictions and HSE guidelines regarding public gatherings, the house and funeral mass are private to family. Personal messages of sympathy can be left on R.I.P. ie by clicking the Condolence link.


Reginald Connolly (known as Reggie), Edenville, Kinlough, Co. Leitrim. Funeral arrangements to be announced later. Due to Government and HSE restrictions regarding COVID-19 the house is strictly private please.  Enquiries to Donal Breslin, Breslin’s Funeral Home, Bundoran.


Maura Davey (née Browne), Drumiskabole, Ballisodare, Co. Sligo. Funeral will arrive to St. John`s Church, Carroroe, Co. Sligo on Tuesday afternoon for Requiem Mass at 2:30pm followed by burial in Sligo Cemetery afterwards. You can stream the funeral mass live by following this link : Due to the current restrictions the funeral will be private for family only. Houses private please. Family flowers only. Donations if desired to the Community Palliative Care Team, North West Hospice , Sligo, care of The Foley and McGowan’s Funeral Home, Market Yard, Sligo. You are welcome to leave a message of condolence for the family


Laura Browne (nee Hughes) 31 Whitemaple Avenue, Church Rd, Bundoran, Co Donegal and formerly of Armagh. Suddenly at home. Reposing privately at home. Removal on Wednesday morning at 9.15am to arrive at St.Patrick’s Catherdal, Armagh for Mass of the Resurrection at 12 noon. Removal afterwards to Lakeland Crematorium, Cavan for cremation service at 3pm. Laura’s funeral mass can be viewed online at Condolences to the Browne family can be left on the online condolence section at or on Due to current Government and HSE restrictions regarding COVID-19, the House, the Church and Crematorium is private to family only please. The funeral cortege will travel down Church Rd, Main St. and East End, Bundoran on Wednesday morning.


Paddy Byrne, Church Road, Killybegs, Co Donegal. At Harbour Lights Nursing Home. Funeral Mass on Wednesday at 11am in St. Mary of the Visitation Church, Killybegs. Burial afterwards in the local cemetery. Due to current restrictions, the house and funeral are private to family only.


Sharon Carleton, (née Keane), Orchard Green, Brooklawns, First Sea Road, Sligo. Peacefully in  North West Hospice. Due to current Covid-19 restrictions Funeral Mass will be limited to 10 persons and family homes are strictly private. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 12noon on Wednesday in The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Sligo. Burial follows in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Scarden, Strandhill Road, Sligo. Funeral cortége will leave “Glenvara” First Sea Road, Sligo at 11:20am to walk through Brooklawns stopping at Sharon’s Home and then continuing by car onto First Sea Road via the Strandhill Road turning right onto Wolfe Tone Street to arrive at Church at 11:50am. Those who wish to leave a condolence message may do so on, in private at or by traditional manner.  Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to North West Hospice at . Funeral Mass will be live streamed via All enquiries to Seán Feehily’s Funeral Home, Cartron Cross, Sligo on 0719159999/0872411114.


Ar Dheis De Go Raibh Siad.