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OBITUARY – KEVIN MC NAMARA, LATE CHAPLAIN OF LETTERKENNY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

The late Kevin McNamara.RIP

The late Kevin McNamara.RIP

It was with considerable regret that natives of Ballina learned of the untimely passing of Kevin McNamara, son of Eileen and Padraic McNamara, Bohernasup, Ballina.

At the time of his passing, Kevin was in his 11th year of service as Chaplain to Letterkenny Hospital where he was much loved and renowned for his patient kindness and willingness to serve his patients.

Educated at St. Muredach’s College, Ballina he studied theology subsequently at St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth before attending the Angelicum University in Rome where he obtained a Bachelors in Sacred Theology.

Imbued with a charitable and caring nature, he was devoted to his profession and always went the extra mile with his patients in their time of need. The night before his unexpected passing from his grieving family and friends he attended three separate wakes to comfort the bereaved in surrounding Letterkenny, little knowing the favor would so soon be returned in earnest by those he had comforted.

He loved his work, was deeply conscientious in the execution of his Christian duties and did so with little account of the many hours giving without counting and the personal cost his dedication required of him. In return, the affection returned by his many patients, friends and colleagues brought him great joy, and the scenes of grief that accompanied his sudden passing were a testament to the esteem and affection in which all held him. He found his continued role as Catholic Chaplain deeply fulfilling, and he brought much laughter and solace to many a bedside with his ability to relate funny stories and items of news to distract from their suffering and pain.

His charitable endeavors did not end with the onerous duties of a hospital chaplain. He also volunteered his able services to the local Mary’s Meals Group and entered into this role with equal selflessness and a spirit of giving. His arrival brought a smile to many a face, and he befriended the old and disabled with sincere affection and took a personal interest in their spiritual wellbeing.

A former Mayor of Letterkenny, Paschal Blake said ‘Kevin’s passing at so young an age leaves a huge void in the lives of so many people. Kevin always carried out his pastoral duties in a quiet and dignified manner. He was a great support to patients and families in often tough circumstances’.

His remains reposed at the Letterkenny Hospital Chapel, where he spent many an hour in prayer followed by a Mass the following morning. The hospital by all account came to a standstill, and the large crowds were a testimony to the esteem in which his adopted community held Kevin.

He was a regular visitor to his home in Ballina and renewed his cherished familial bonds with his mother Eileen and father Padraic. He had planned several trips over the coming months to include a trip to Canada with his beloved parents to visit his brother Patrick, a doctor in Toronto. These plans are regrettably not to be, leaving a great void in the lives of his extended family.

May the Lord reward him for his many services and may he rest in peace.

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MCLAUGHLIN

The death has occurred of Frances MC LAUGHLIN of 10 Mulreany Terrace, Stranorlar.
Peacefully in the loving care of the staff at Arch View Lodge Nursing Home, Letterkenny. Beloved wife of Seamus and much loved mother of Gerard, Seamus, Brendan, Frances,Kevin,and the late Martina. Sadly missed by her husband, daughter, sons & extended family.
Remains reposing at her home from 6pm on Tuesday, May 10th. Funeral leaving her home on Thursday, May 12th, at 10.30am for Requiem Mass at 11am in the Church of Mary Immaculate, Stranorlar, followed by interment in Drumboe Cemetery. Donations in lieu of flowers, if so desired, please, to the Patients Comfort Fund at Arch View Lodge Nursing Home or St.Joseph’s Hospital, Stranorlar, c/o any family member. Family time from 11pm to 10am and on the morning of the funeral.

MARTIN

The death has occurred of Eamonn MARTIN of Quay Rd, Dungloe, Donegal/Donegal Town.
The death has take place at his home of Eamonn Martin, Quay Rd., Dungloe and formerly Garvagh Townawilly, Donegal Town. Sadly missed by wife Margaret, sisters Margaret, Susan, Marion, Noreen, Anne and brother Sean.
Remains reposing at his home from 10am on Wednesday 11th. Funeral Mass in St. Crona’s Church, Dungloe at 11am on Friday 13th with burial in the old Church graveyard. House private please from 11pm until 10am and also on the morning of the funeral. Family flowers only with donations in lieu to the Donegal Hospice c/o Mc Glynn Funeral Directors or any family member.


GRANT

The death has occurred of Brian GRANT of Ludden, Buncrana, Donegal. Removal from Mc Laughlin Funeral Home at 6pm on Tuesday evening, May 10th, to his family home in Ludden. Removal at 10am on Thursday, 12th May, to St Mary’s Church, Cockhill for 11am Requiem Mass. Burial afterwards in Cockhill Cemetery.

MCGINLEY

The death has occurred of Nora MAGUIRE (née McGinley) Clontarf, Dublin / Glencolmcille, Donegal
Maguire (Nee McGinley) Nora (Clontarf, Dublin and formerly of Glencolmcille, Co. Donegal ) April 19th 2016 (peacefully) in London, in her 103rd year; beloved wife of the late William and mother of Grainne, Emer, Mary and Rory and the late Laura, Donal and Brenda. She will be very sadly missed by her loving son, daughters, sons-in-Law John and Mike, grandchildren, great-grandson George, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.
May She Rest in Peace

Removal on Thursday evening to St. Mary’s Church, Sandyford Village arriving at 7pm. Funeral on Friday after 12 noon Mass to Glasnevin Cemetery.

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CLARKE

The death has occurred of Doreen CLARKE of Lismintan, Ballintra.
Removal this evening from Donegal Community Hospital at 7pm, arriving at the Church of Ireland, Ballintra at 7.30pm. Funeral Service on Tuesday, at 2pm followed by burial in Drumhome Graveyard. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu, to the Patients Comfort Fund, Donegal Community Hospital. House strictly private please.


CALLAGHAN

The death has occurred of Danny CALLAGHAN of Curracramph, Barnesmore, Donegal Town.
Removal from Gibson’s Funeral Home Tuesday evening at 5pm to arrive at St Agatha’s Church, Clar for 6pm. Funeral Mass on Wednesday at 11am in St Agatha’s Church, Clar with burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery.

McLAUGHLIN

The death has occurred of Frances MC LAUGHLIN of 10 Mulreany Terrace, Stranorlar.
Peacefully in the loving care of the staff at Arch View Lodge Nursing Home, Letterkenny. Beloved wife of Seamus and much loved mother of Gerard, Seamus, Brendan, Frances and Kevin. Sadly missed by her husband, daughter, sons & extended family.
Remains reposing at her home from 6pm on Tuesday, May 10th. Funeral leaving her home on Thursday, May 12th, at 10.30am for Requiem Mass at 11am in the Church of Mary Immaculate, Stranorlar, followed by interment in Drumboe Cemetery. Donations in lieu of flowers, if so desired, please, to the Patients Comfort Fund at Arch View Lodge Nursing Home or St.Joseph’s Hospital, Stranorlar, c/o any family member. Family time from 11pm to 10am and on the morning of the funeral.

BROGAN

The death has occurred of Patsy BROGAN of Transallagh, St Johnston/Manorcunningham.
Formerly Galdonagh, Manorcunningham. Removal from the Donegal Hospice took place yesterday, Monday evening, at 7.30pm to his late residence at Transallagh, St. Johnston. Removal on Wednesday at 10am to All Saints Church, Newtoncunningham for 11am Funeral Mass. Burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery. Family time please from 11pm till 10am. Family flowers only, donations in lieu, if desired, to the Donegal Hospice.

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SWEENEY

The death has occurred of John SWEENEY of Warden, Ballynashanagh, Fanad.
The death took place at Aras Ui Dhomhnaill Nursing Home, Milford of John Sweeney. Remains will arrive at St Columba’s Church, Massmount on Monday at 7pm to repose overnight. Requiem Mass on Tuesday at 11am. Burial afterwards in Massmount Cemetery.

PEOPLES

The death has occurred of Emma PEOPLES of Father McCool Terrace, Oldtown, Letterkenny.
Reposing at her late residence. Funeral Mass on Tuesday at 10am in St Eunan’s Cathedral, Letterkenny. Interment afterwards in New Leck Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu, if desired, to The Alzheimer’s Society c/o Con McDaid and Sons Funeral Directors.

FERRY

The death has taken place in Glasgow of Rose Ferry of Glasserchoo, Gweedore. Survived by her four brothers and three sisters.
Funeral from Glasgow on Monday, 9th May, going to her late residence in Glasserchoo, arriving there between 7.30pm to 8.00pm. Funeral from there on Wednesday, the 11th May, going to St Colmcille’s Church, Knockfola for 11.00am mass with burial afterwards in adjacent graveyard.
Rosary both nights at 9.00pm. House private after rosary till 10.00am and on the morning of the funeral.

HANNIGAN

The death has occurred of Bridget HANNIGAN (née Herron)
Forquar, Milford. Pecefully at her residence beloved wife of the late Frank and loving mother of Michael and Kevin. Deeply regretted by her sorrowing sons, daughter-in-law, sister Teresa, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Requiem Mass in St.Peter’s Church, Milford at 11am on Wednesday followed by interment in Glenfin Cemetery. Family flowers only- donations in lieu, to Alzheimer’s Society care of McElwee Funeral Directors or any family member. House private each day from 11pm to 10am and on the morning of the funeral.

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McNAMEE

The death has occurred of Rose MCNAMEE of Orchard House, Drumnahoe, Letterkenny.
Removal on Saturday at 12.45pm to The Church of The Irish Martyrs for Requiem Mass at 1.30pm. Burial afterwards in New Leck Cemetery. Family time please from 11pm to 10am and on the morning of the funeral. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu, if desired, to the Donegal Hospice.

McDEVITT

The death has occurred of Peadar Villy MCDEVITT of Stralinchey, Glenties.
Reposing at his sister Anne McGlinchey’s residence, 7A Beechwood Avenue, Letterkenny this evening from 6pm. Removal fon Saturday at 1.30pm for Requiem Mass at 3pm in the Church of The Holy Family, Edeninfagh, Glenties, travelling via Stracastle & Stralinchy. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

LAVERTY

The death has occurred of John LAVERTY of Drumboe, Stranorlar.
Peacefully at his home surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of Marie and much loved father of Stephen, Anita, Maurice, Frank, Shaun, Raymond, Martina, Geraldine, Catriona and cherished brother of Paddy, Annie, Bernard, Maureen, Josephine, Dessie, Margaret and the late Katie, Willie, Dan, Harry,Joe,& Michael. Sadly missed by loving wife, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, extended family and friends.
Remains reposing at his home from 10am on Friday, May 6th, to 11pm. Funeral leaving his home on Sunday, May 8th, at 10.15 am for Requiem Mass at 11am in the Church of Mary Immaculate, Stranorlar followed by interment in Drumboe Cemetery. Donations in lieu, if so desired, to the Friends of Letterkenny University Hospital or the Galway Cancer Bus, C/o any family member. Family time from 11pm until 10am and on the morning of the funeral.

ANDERSON

The death has occurred of Richard ANDERSON of Creenesmare, Creeslough. Removal from the Eternal Light Chapel of Rest, Letterkenny on Friday, May 6th, at 2pm to his late residence. Funeral Mass in St Michael’s Church, Creeslough on Sunday, May 8th, at 2pm folowed by burial in Doe Cemetery. Family time please from 11pm to 10am and on the morning of the funeral.

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THE LATE VERONICA (VERA) O’BRIEN – FAMILY ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

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Veronica (Vera) O’Brien (11 McNeely Villas, Letterkenny)

April 6, 1927 – March 5, 2016.

We, the family of the late Vera O’Brien, gratefully acknowledge and express our heartfelt thank you to everyone who supported us during our recent bereavement.

Thank you to all who attended the removal from the Eternal Light Chapel of Rest, wake and funeral and all who sent Mass cards, sympathy cards and donations in lieu of flowers to Medical 3, Letterkenny University Hospital.

We offer a special word of thanks to family members who travelled long distances and to all of our kind relatives, friends and neighbours who helped in so many ways.

Thanks to all our relatives, friends, neighbours and local business people who brought gifts of food and refreshments to the house, also everybody who served the food.

A special thank you to all the staff in Medical 3 for the care they gave to ‘mammy’ and also her home care staff from the HSE and Bluebird.

A special word of thanks to Fr Eamon Kelly, for his caring support and as celebrant of mum’s Requiem Mass, and to Fr Philip Kemmy and Fr Eamon McLaughlin who said prayers at the family home during the wake.

Our sincere thanks to all family members who participated in the funeral mass, to Vera’s nephews Robert, Kevin and Johnny Haughey for providing the eloquent and fitting musical tributes and hymns.

We would like to express our deepest and most sincere thanks to O’Donnell Funeral Directors, Seamus, Joe and Geraldine for their exceptional professional and dignified manner in which the wake and funeral arrangements were carried out.

We also wish to thank An Garda Síochana for their traffic management on the morning of the funeral.

Also, thank you to the gravedigger who prepared the grave at Lack Cemetery.
It would be just impossible to acknowledge everyone on an individual basis such was the volume of support we received, but it made those difficult days for the family more tolerable.

We were all so proud and privileged to have had our mum and granny for almost 89 years and we will miss her sorely from our lives, but we take comfort from the lovely memories we shared with her.

As it would be impossible to thank everyone, please take this acknowledgment as a token or our sincere appreciation. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for your intentions.

The O’Brien family, Letterkenny, North Carolina, Derry and Dublin.
The Memorial Mass will take place at 10 a.m on Saturday, May 7 in St Eunan’s Cathedral, Letterkenny.

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GILLEN

The death has occurred of Dan GILLEN Trentabouy, Convoy.
The death has taken place at his residence at Trentabouy, Convoy, of Dan Gillen. Remains are reposing at his residence. Funeral from there on Thursday, 5 May, at 10.15am for 11am Mass in St Patrick’s Church, Drumkeen, and burial afterwards in the family plot. Family time from 11pm to 11am.

WHORISKEY

The death has occurred of Philomena WHORISKEY of Killult, Falcarragh, Donegal. Removal from the Lakehouse Nursing Home, Portnablaghon today, Wednesday, 4th May, at 3pm to the residence of her niece Sally Rochford, Ballintemple, Falcarragh. Rosary at 10pm. Family time from 11pm to 10am. Removal to Christ The King Church, Gortahork on Thursday, 5th May, for 7pm. Funeral Mass on Friday, 5th May, at 11am. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Donation in lieu of flowers, if desired, to the Lakehouse, Portnablagh.


RIDEWOOD

The death has occurred of Kathleen RIDEWOOD (née Lynch) of Cavan Hill, Lifford, Donegal / Manorcunningham, Donegal.
Formerly of Galdonagh, Manorcunningham. Removal from The Eternal Light Chapel of Rest, today at 4pm to her late residence. Requiem Mass in St. Columba’s Church, Drumoghill on Friday at 11am with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to St. Luke’s Hospital, Dublin.

MACKAY

The death has occurred of Craig MACKAY of Cnocard, Letterkenny, Donegal
Formerly Blackburn, West Lothian, Scotland. Rest in Peace
A private cremation has taken place.
A memorial event to celebrate Craig’s life will held on Tuesday, 10th May, at 2pm in Voodoo Vintage, Lower Main Street, Letterkenny. Everyone Welcome. For further information please contact Mc Ateer Funeral Directors on 0749152712.

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KELLY

The death has occurred of Teresa (Ter) KELLY of Derryvane, Lenamore Road, Muff, Donegal. Reposing at her late home until removal on Wednesday morning at 10.15am to Sacred Heart Church, Muff for Requiem Mass at 11am. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family time please from 10pm to 11am. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu to the Foyle Hospice.

McGONIGLE

The death has occurred of Mary MCGONIGLE of The Abbey, Ballyshannon, Donegal
Peacefully. Reposing at the Sheil Hospital Mortuary today, Tuesday, from 5pm with removal at 6.30pm to arrive at St. Patrick’s Church for 7pm. Funeral Mass on Wednesday at 11am in St. Patrick’s Church with burial afterwards in the Abbey Assaroe Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu, if so desired, to the Sheil Hospital Patients Comfort Fund. House private please.

CANNON

The death has occurred of Packie CANNON of Lettermacaward, Donegal
Reposing at his late residence. Funeral mass today, Tuesday morning, May 3rd, at 11am in St Bridget’s Church, Lettermacaward. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family time only from 11pm to 10am.

DOHERTY

The death has occurred of Paul DOHERTY of Rosemount, Kilmacrennan, Donegal
Peacefully, at Letterkenny University Hospital. Deeply regretted by his sister Mary and brother-in-law Patsy, Glenties, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Reposing at Eternal Light Chapel of Rest, Carnamuggagh, Letterkenny. Viewing on Tuesday evening from 5pm to 6.30pm followed by removal to St. Columba’s Church Kilmacreannan, to arrive at 7pm, to repose overnight. Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 11am followed by burial in Gartan Cemetery.

DOWLING

The death has occurred of Mona DOWLING of Thorndale, Letterkenny, Donegal/ Walkinstown, Dublin. Formerly of Walkinstown, Dublin. Mass today, Tuesday, May 3rd at 11am at the Church of Irish Martyrs. Removal afterwards to her former parish of St. Agnes, Crumlin, Dublin 12. Requiem Mass will take place on Wednesday at 11.30am followed by burial in Bohernabreena Cemetery, County Dublin.

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COYLE

The death has occurred of Rose COYLE of Conekinnego, Ballymagan, Buncrana.
Reposing at her late residence. Removal on Sunday at 10am, for 11am Requiem Mass in St. Mary’s Church, Cockhill. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

FARRELL

The death has occurred of Elizabeth (Lizzie) FARRELL of Creevin, Mountcharles.
In her 95th year. Pre deceased by her loving husband Tommy, peacefully at Donegal Community Hospital, Donegal Town. Removal from Gallagher’s Funeral Home, Station Road, Mountcharles today Thursday at 6pm going to St. John’s Church, Inver. Funeral service on Saturday at 2pm with burial afterwards in the adjoining Churchyard. Family flowers only, Donations in lieu if so desired to Donegal Hospital patients comfort fund c/o any family member. House private please.

DOLAN

The death has occurred of Nora DOLAN of Kildarragh, Dunfanaghy.
The death has taken place at Donegal Hospice of Nora Dolan, Kildarragh, Dunfanaghy. Survived by her husband, three daughters, one son, one brother and a sister, Nell Gallgher, Gortahork.
Removal from Donegal Hospice this evening, Thursday, at 6pm going to her late residence. Funeral from there on Saturday going to St Michael’s Church, Creeslough for 12 noon mass with burial afterwards in Doe Cemetery. Rosary both nights at 10pm. House private after rosary until 10am and strictly private on the morning of the funeral. Family flowers only, please. Donations in lieu to Donegal Hospice care of any family member.

FRIEL

The death has occurred of Damien FRIEL of 21 Clonleigh Park, Lifford.
The death has taken place April 28th 2016 at his home of Damien Friel – 21 Clonleigh Park, Lifford and formerly of Edenmore, Lifford. Beloved husband of Patricia, much loved father of Nicole, stepfather of Joseph, dearly loved grandfather of Lacy and brother of Gloria, Audrey, Chris, Pat and Declan. Reposing at his home on Friday (April 29th) from 2p.m. Funeral leaving his home on Sunday (May 1st) at 10.25p.m. for Mass in St Patrick`s Church, Murlog at 11a.m. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.Deeply regretted by his sorrowing wife, daughter, stepson, granddaughter, brother, sisters and family circle. Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on his soul. Donations in lieu of flowers please to the Donegal Hospice. c/o 1A Newtown Place, Strabane.

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FARRELL

The death has occurred of Elizabeth (Lizzie) FARRELL of Creevin, Mountcharles.
In her 95th year. Pre deceased by her loving husband Tommy, peacefully at Donegal Community Hospital, Donegal Town. Removal from Gallagher’s Funeral Home, Station Road, Mountcharles today Thursday at 6pm going to St. John’s Church, Inver. Funeral service on Saturday at 2pm with burial afterwards in the adjoining Churchyard. Family flowers only, Donations in lieu if so desired to Donegal Hospital patients comfort fund c/o any family member. House private please.

DOLAN

The death has occurred of Nora DOLAN of Kildarragh, Dunfanaghy.
The death has taken place at Donegal Hospice of Nora Dolan, Kildarragh, Dunfanaghy. Survived by her husband, three daughters, one son, one brother and a sister, Nell Gallgher, Gortahork.
Removal from Donegal Hospice this evening, Thursday, at 6pm going to her late residence. Funeral from there on Saturday going to St Michael’s Church, Creeslough for 12 noon mass with burial afterwards in Doe Cemetery. Rosary both nights at 10pm. House private after rosary until 10am and strictly private on the morning of the funeral. Family flowers only, please. Donations in lieu to Donegal Hospice care of any family member.

FRIEL

The death has occurred of Damien FRIEL of 21 Clonleigh Park, Lifford.
The death has taken place April 28th 2016 at his home of Damien Friel – 21 Clonleigh Park, Lifford and formerly of Edenmore, Lifford. Beloved husband of Patricia, much loved father of Nicole, stepfather of Joseph, dearly loved grandfather of Lacy and brother of Gloria, Audrey, Chris, Pat and Declan. Reposing at his home on Friday (April 29th) from 2p.m. Funeral leaving his home on Sunday (May 1st) at 10.25p.m. for Mass in St Patrick`s Church, Murlog at 11a.m. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.Deeply regretted by his sorrowing wife, daughter, stepson, granddaughter, brother, sisters and family circle. Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on his soul. Donations in lieu of flowers please to the Donegal Hospice. c/o 1A Newtown Place, Strabane.

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