Obituaries, Wednesday, January 27th, 8 a.m.

Ocean FM has been informed of the following deaths:


 Packie Boyle, Ballyshannon


Reginald Connolly, Kinlough


Laura Browne, Bundoran and Armagh


Paddy Byrne, Killybegs


Sharon Carleton, Sligo


Aisling Smith, Ballincar


Anne Mitchell, Ballymote


Christy O’Boyle, Calry


Shelagh Rhatigan, Cliffoney


Bernard Brennan, Tubbercurry





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 this 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




Reginald Connolly known as Reggie, Edenville, Kinlough, Co. Leitrim, following a work accident. Reposing privately at home. Removal this morning at 10.30am to arrive at St. Aidan’s Church, Kinlough for Mass of the Resurrection at 11am. Burial afterwards in St. Aidan’s Cemetery, Kinlough. Reggie’s Funeral Mass can be viewed live on the Kinlough & Glenade Parish Facebook Page. Due to Government and HSE restrictions regarding COVID-19, the house, church and cemetery are private to family only please. Condolences to the Connolly Family can be left on the online condolence section at or on



Laura Browne (nee Hughes) 31 Whitemaple Avenue, Church Road, Bundoran, Co Donegal and formerly of Armagh. Suddenly at home. Reposing privately at home. Removal this  morning at 9.15am to arrive at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh for Mass of the Resurrection at 12 noon. Removal afterwards to Lakelands 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, church and crematorium are private to family only please. The funeral cortege will travel down Church Road, Main St and East End, Bundoran on Wednesday morning.





Paddy Byrne, Church Road, Killybegs, Co Donegal. At Harbour Lights Nursing Home. Funeral Mass this morning 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 the  North West Hospice. Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, the Funeral Mass will be limited to 10 persons and family homes are strictly private. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 12noon today 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 the cathedral 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 and   All enquiries to Seán Feehily’s Funeral Home, Cartron Cross, Sligo on 071 915 99 99/0872411114.


Aisling Smith, Ballincar, Co. Sligo.  Dearly loved daughter of Ultan and Carmel.  Sister of Brian and Aoife. Peacefully at her home after a long illness. Funeral to arrive at St. Colmcille’s Church, Rathcormac, Co. Sligo for Mass of Christian Burial at 12 noon today. Burial to follow in the adjoining cemetery. Due to the current HSE level 5 restrictions on funeral gatherings, the funeral will be private to family only please. The Funeral Mass can be viewed live on the parish of Drumcliff and Maugherow facebook page. The direct link is     House strictly private please. Condolences can be left in the condolence section on or privately by email to [email protected] Enquiries to Seamus Feehily and Son Funeral Directors on 0719171117.



Anne Mitchell, Cletta, Keash, Ballymote, Co. Sligo.  Peacefully at Cregg House, Sligo. Anne’s funeral mass take place at 12 noon today in the Church of the Holy Rosary,  Culfadda, with burial afterwards in Knockbrack cemetery.  Due to the current Covid restrictions, the funeral will be private to family and friends.  Messages of condolence can be left on



Christy O’Boyle, Calry, Fivemilebourne, Co Sligo peacefully in his 96th year. Removal from his home on Thursday morning at 11.30am to St Patrick’s Church Calry to arrive for Funeral Mass at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in Sligo cemetery. Due to current HSE guidelines family home and funeral  is strictly private please. Funeral Mass can be viewed on Family flowers only please donations in lieu to Alzheimer’s Day Care Centre Aughamore. Condolences can be left on condolence section on



Shelagh Rhatigan (neé Tuohy) Palmerston House, Cliffoney, Co. Sligo and formerly of Kenmare County Kerry. Peacefully at the Nazarath Nursing Home, Sligo.

Given the current restrictions, Shelagh’s funeral must be strictly family only, but when times allow, there will be a Mass and a celebration of her life. Her wish would be for all who know her to stay home, stay safe and light a candle. Her remains will be laid to rest at Ahamlish Cemetery. Condolences can be left on condolence section of Shelagh’s death notice on or privately on the condolence page of Those of you who would like to can make a donation in Shelagh’s memory to either Sligo Hospice, the RNLI Lifeboats, or Guide Dogs for the Blind.



Bernard Brennan, Tubbertelly, Tubbercurry. Retired District Court Judge. Peacefully in his home surrounded by his devoted family. Funeral on Thursday to arrive in St John Evangalist Church Tubbercurry for requiem Mass at 12 noon with the burial afterwards in Rhue cemetery. Due to Government and HSE guidelines the funeral Mass and burial will be private for family only. Mass can be viewed on Achonry Mullinabreena Facebook page and Tubbercurry Parish Facebook page. For those who wish to express their sympathy to the family can do so by selecting ‘condolence ‘ on  No flowers by request,  donations if desired to North West Hospice Sligo ”



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