Eugene Blessington - There was much regret locally on the occasion of the death of Eugene Blessington, Callanagh which occurred recently. Deceased who was aged 64 had been suffering from a terminal illness which he bore with great fortitude supported by his wife Margaret and family. Eugene was the only son of Frank & Roseanne and is survived by his 6 sisters Margaret, Bridget, Nan, Agnes, Sheila and Rose.
Deceased was a popular member of the farming community and was a skilled builder and also ran a thriving mushroom farm for many years.
Eugene was in every sense a family man and was dedicated to his children and grandchildren by whom he will be sadly missed. He was also a devout Catholic and visited Medjugorje on numerous occasions. We extend our deepest sympathy to his wife Margaret, sons Sean and Enda, daughters Fiona, Caroline and Aisling, daughter-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews and members of his extended family circle, neighbours and friends. May he rest in peace.
The death of Maura McCabe, Knockaughey is regretted over a wide area. Maura was a deeply religious and friendly lady who lived for her family. She was a native of Corduff, Ballinagh and was predeceased by her husband Michael and brother Seamus and was sister Fintan and of Lily Brady, Drumcorr and Phyllis Smith, Kilcogy and is also survived by her brothers Michael, Pat, Tony, Gerry and Sean. We extend our sincere sympathy to her sons, daughters, grandchildren, brothers and sisters and members of her large family circle by whom she will be sorely missed.
The unexpected death of Eddie Gorman, Clonlohan took place last week and his passing is regretted in the locality where he was a postman for many years. He was well respected not alone for his work with An Post but also as a keen fisherman and an astute card player. He had been seriously ill a few years ago but made a great recovery which made his sudden death all the more poignant. RIP
Nineteen children from the local central school will receive First Holy Communion in St. Joseph’s Church, Loughduff this Saturday 28th at 11 am.
Sympathy is extended to Pauline and Pauric Brady, Dublin Rd. Ballinagh on the recent death of Pauline’s mother Patricia Sloan.
Lotto numbers:: 3, 5, 17, 29. Bonus number 28. No winner of Match 4 plus bonus jackpot of €4,000. No winner of Match 4 jackpot of €1,000. €100 Anne Brady, C/O Aisling; € 25 John Joe Cullen, Killadoon; € 25 Mullahoran Social Club of New York (200 Club); € 25 Ciara O Reilly, Freeduff; € 25 Paudie and Margaret McKenna, Grousehall (200 Club).