Anthony Toland’s funeral Mass will take place at the Star of the Sea Church, Malin Head on Sunday at noon with burial afterwards in Lagg Cemetery, Malin.
The family has asked for donations in lieu of flowers to the RNLI. His remains are reposing at his late residence at Westown, Malin Head.
Mr Toland’s death has been felt far and wide in Inishowen and across Co Donegal.
His body was found near the pier at Ullapool harbour earlier this week
Mr Toland, 34, from Glengad in Inishowen, had been missing for a number of hours after last being seen on Christmas day.
He had been a member of Glengad United for the past 15 years where a club spokesman said: “Anthony was a true gentleman, a great player and a quiet but wonderful leader. He played for us just four weeks ago against Greencastle, in a match that we won.
“Today has been the saddest day for our football club since 1987 when we lost the McDaid brothers, the founders of our club.
“Anthony was a major part of our most successful league and cup winning teams and we as a club appreciate all that he has done for Glengad FC . Our the sadness in our club today can not be put into words. We will always remember Anthony. We extend our condolences to his family and assure them that we as a club are here to do anything that is needed for a true Glengad FC man.”
A keen sportsman, he had also played a season each for Clonmany and Carndonagh.
Charlie O’Donnell of Malin Head Fisherman’s Co-op said Anthony was “a very affable person that everybody got on well with.”
He added: “Anthony was a good friend to everyone, in his quiet way. He is another casualty in a long list of casualties to hit the people of Malin Head and Glengad.”
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