Obituaries, Wednesday, February 24th, 8a.m.


Ocean FM has been informed of the following deaths:



John James Deignan, England and Sligo

Bridie McTernan, London and Glencar

Patricia Kelly, Dromard

Sandra Simms, London, formerly of Donegal Town

Rose Burns, Sligo

James O’Donnell, Ballyshannon

Peter McDonald, Belleek

Sr. Phyl Clancy (Consilio), Castlebar

Joseph P. Cryan, Ballinamore

Thomas McGowan, Galway, formerly of Glenade

PJ O’Carolan, Laghey,




John James (Seamus) Deignan, Falmouth, England. Son of the late James and Agnes Deignan, The Mall, Sligo. Funeral will take place today in Falmouth. Messages of condolence can be left through the Foley and McGowan Funeral Home website;

Bridie McTernan, nee Healy, Hayes, London, England and formerly of Conray, Glencar, Co. Leitrim. Funeral Mass will take place in London on Tuesday, the 2nd of March. The Funeral Mass will be livestreamed on YouTube.

Patricia (Tiasha) Kelly, Seafort, Derk, Dromard, Co. Sligo. Peacefully at Galway University Hospital. Messages of condolence can be left on Funeral arrangements later.

Sandra Simms, Camden Town, London, and formerly of Donegal Town, Co. Donegal.  Funeral Service in Donegal Parish Church on Thursday at 2pm followed by burial in the Glebe Cemetery, Donegal Town. Funeral Service can be viewed on Condolences may be left on Due to Covid restrictions the funeral service is strictly private please.

Rose Burns, Mowlam Healthcare, Sligo and late of Cartron Bay and Jink’s Avenue, Sligo. Peacefully in Sligo University Hospital. Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, Funeral Mass will be limited to 10 persons and family home is strictly private. The cortége will depart Seán Feehily’s Funeral Home, Cartron Cross, Sligo (F91EH98) this morning at 11:30am to travel via Jink’s Avenue to arrive to The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception at 11:50am for Mass of the Resurrection at 12noon. The funeral Mass will be live streamed at   Burial follows in Sligo Cemetery. Those who wish to leave a condolence message may do so on Seán Feehilys Funeral Home website Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to Mowlam Healthcare Patient Comfort Fund at All enquiries to Seán Feehily’s Funeral Home, Cartron Cross, Sligo on 071 91 5 99 99 or 087 24 1111 4.

James (Jimmy) O’Donnell, Creevy, Rossnowlagh Road, Ballyshannon, Co Donegal. Peacefully at home. Private requiem mass this morning in Saint Patrick’s Church, Ballyshannon at, followed by interment in the Abbey Cemetery. Due to HSE and Government guidelines, the family home and cemetery are private to family only. Mass can be viewed on’sballyshannon. Those who wish to leave a message of condolences can do so on or on



Peter McDonald, 1. Daly Park, Belleek, Co. Fermanagh. Suddenly at the South West Acute Hospital, Enniskillen. Brother of Michael, Sligo and sister in law Margo. Private family Funeral on Friday. As per COVID 19 restrictions, the funeral and burial are private to family and close friends. Those who wish to offer condolences can do so on All enquires to Patsy McCauley on 077 032 10437.


Sr. Phyl Clancy (Consilio), Árd Bhríde, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, and Convent of Mercy, Swinford, Gurteen, Collooney, Ballymote and Jefferson City, USA. Formerly of Clifden, Co. Galway.  At Cuan Chaitríona Nursing Home. Funeral Mass in Our Lady Help of Christians, Swinford today at 12 noon, with burial afterwards in the Convent cemetery. Funeral Mass for Sr. Phyl can be viewed on Swinford Parish Website: Due to Government advice and guidelines the Funeral Mass will be for family only.



Joseph P. (Josie) Cryan, Kiltymooden, Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim. At Ballinamore Primary Care Centre.  Requiem Mass on Thursday at 2:00 pm in St. Patrick’s Church, Ballinamore, followed by burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Aughnasheelin. Due to the current Covid-19 restriction on public gatherings, house and Funeral must be kept to family only.  If you wish to join the family to pray and pay your respects, the Mass will be streamed live and you are welcome to join them through the link provided http:// Family flowers only please.  Donation in lieu, if desired, to Ballinamore Primary Care Centre.





Thomas McGowan, Galway and formerly of Loughmarron, Glenade, Co. Leitrim, peacefully at University Hospital Galway, following a short illness. Remains will arrive at St Michael’s Church, Glenade, via Manorhamilton, on Thursday for 11am funeral mass with burial afterwards in Conwell cemetery. Due to Covid-19 restrictions funeral mass and burial will be private to family only. Condolences can be left on

PJ O’Carolan, Trummon West, Laghey, Co. Donegal, formerly of The Dew Drop Inn, Laghey. Funeral arrangements to be announced later. All enquiries to Jackie Carron Funeral Director on 087 973 4000





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