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The death has occurred of Fr. Seán Gildea OFM

Franciscan Friary, Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal and formerly Ballinarry, Riverstown, Co. Sligo

Fr. Seán served as a Missionary Priest in Zimbabwe for 43 years) He died peacefully at North West Hospice, Sligo on June 11th 2021 (in his 98th year) .  Deeply mourned by Guardian Fr. Eugene, and his brother priests at Franciscan Friary, Rossnowlagh, sisters Nancy and Stella, brothers Willie, Paddy, Frank and Jimmy, sisters-in-law Noreen and Liala, nephews, nieces, parishioners, neighbours and his wide circle of friends.

Ngaazorore ari mu rugare (Shona)

Reposing at Shivnan’s Funeral Home, Ballyfarnon on Monday evening from 7 o’clock until 9 o’clock (strictly confined to his immediate family and close friends) Removal from Shivnan’s Funeral Home on Tuesday afternoon at 5 o’clock, via Kilmactranny, Ballinarry and Castlebaldwin, arriving at Franciscan Friary, Rossnowlagh to repose from 7 o’clock until 9 o’clock. Concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Interment afterward in adjoining Cemetery.

Mass will be streamed live on Geevagh.ie facebook page.

In compliance with Government & HSE guidelines regarding funerals, Funeral Mass and burial be private to his immediate family, limited to 50 persons in church, while also requesting strict adherence to Social Distancing in vicinity of Church and cemetery


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