Deaths in Longford - Monday, December 28, 2020

Longford Leader Reporter


Longford Leader Reporter


Deaths in Longford - Monday, December 28, 2020

Deaths in Longford - Monday, December 28, 2020

Terence (Terry) Blessington, Pulladoey, Aughnacliffe, Longford

The death occurred, peacefully in the wonderful care of the staff in the Manor Nursing Home Edgeworthstown, on Sunday, December 27 of Terence (Terry) Blessington, Pulladoey, Aughnacliffe, Longford. Predeceased by his sisters Maureen McCann and Bridget Dillon and his brother Seamus. Terry will be sadly missed by his loving family, brother Michael (Granard), Sisters Kathleen Dalton (London), Sheila O'Reilly (London), Deirdre McIntyre (Monaghan), Eileen Pitney (London), his brothers in law, sister in law, his nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, great-grand nieces, relatives and friends.May He Rest in Peace.
Funeral to take place in St Joseph's Church, Purth, Co Longford on Tuesday, December 29 at 11am. Terry's funeral cortege will travel via Terry's home in Pulladoey on route to St Joseph's Church, followed by burial in adjoining cemetery.
Those who would like to attend his funeral, but who can not due to current restrictions, may leave a personal message for the family on the condolence page on, or send condolences in traditional manner. The family thank you for your cooperation, understanding and support during this sensitive time.

Moira Colfer (née Molloy), Mullingar, Westmeath / Newtownforbes, Longford

The death occurred, peacefully, after a short illness borne with great dignity and courage surrounded by her loving family, on Saturday, December 19 of Moira Colfer (née Molloy), Mullingar, Westmeath and formerly of Cloontagh, Newtownforbes, Longford. Predeceased by her brother Joe. Beloved wife and best friend of Thomas, devoted mother to Kenneth, Elaine and Gillian and adored grandmother of Ellen, Alec and Emma. Moira will be greatly missed by her husband, son and daughters, sisters Catherine and Bernadette, daughter-in-law Una, sons-in-law Kevin and Niall, grandchildren, extended family and a wide circle of friends.
May Moira Rest in Peace. In keeping with government guidelines in respect of public gatherings, Moira's funeral Mass will be held in private. A live webcam will be available to view the funeral Mass on on Wednesday, December 30 at 11am. Condolences may be conveyed to the family through the Condolence page on The family thank you for your kind consideration at this very sad time.

Bridget McCloat (née McDaniel), Cloontuskert, Lanesboro, Roscommon
The death occurred, peacefully at her home after a short illness surrounded by her loving family, on Sunday, December 27 of Bridget McCloat (née McDaniel), Cloontuskert, Lanesboro, Roscommon and late of Carraroe, Co Sligo. Predeceased by her loving husband Tony, son in law Joseph, fondly remembered by her daughters Cathrine, Bridget, Teresa & Ann, sons James & Michael, brother James, sister Mary (USA), sons in law, daughters in law, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, relatives & friends.
Funeral will arrive to Saint Adamnan's Church, Skreen, Co Sligo on Tuesday, December 29 for 12 noon funeral Mass followed by burial in Saint Mary's Cemetery, Skreen. Due to Covid 19 restrictions the Funeral Mass will be for family, please adhere to social distancing. House private please.

Michael Egan, Clonmore, Tarmonbarry, Roscommon

The death occurred, peacefully, in the exceptional care of the wonderful staff in Innis Ree Nursing Home, Ballyleague, Co Roscommon, on Sunday, December 27 of Michael Egan, Clonmore, Tarmonbarry, Co Roscommon. Beloved brother to his sister Mae and dear uncle to Celine, Brendan & Tom Mc Guinness who will miss him greatly, also deeply regretted by Lawrence Corr (UK), the Gallagher family (UK), grandnieces, grandnephews, extended family, cousins, relatives, neighbours, and many friends. Michael's kind, gentle and agreeable nature will be missed by everyone who knew him.
May he Rest In Peace. Michael's funeral Mass will take place on Tuesday, December 29 at 12 noon in The Church of the Sacred Heart, Whitehall. Burial afterwards in Clondra Cemetery. Michael's funeral Mass will be available online via Tully's funeral Directors page Due to Covid-19 restrictions and with the co-operation of the family, Michael's funeral is private to family. Attendance at the funeral Mass is limited to 10 (ten) people. If you would like to send a message of sympathy, please click on the Condolence link on The family are extremely grateful for your support and understanding at this time.

Patricia Leddy (née Galligan), Corlismore, Ballinagh, Cavan
The death occurred, peacefully, at her home surrounded by her loving family, on Sunday, December 27 of Patricia Leddy (née Galligan), Corlismore, Ballinagh, Cavan. Beloved wife of the late Tommy. Predeceased by her sons PJ and Thomas. Sadly missed by her daughters Sheila, Breege, Rosemary, Eileen, Ann, Colette, Aisling, her devoted grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, sons-in-law, Ann's partner Gerry, nephews, nieces relatives and friends.
May she rest in Peace. Removal to arrive at St Michael's Church, Potahee for 12 noon Requiem Mass on Tuesday, December 29. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Due to HSE and government advice the funeral Mass will be private to family only please. Those wishing to extend their sympathy to the family may do so in the condolence link on Family flowers only please.

Kevin Patrick Keegan, Yonkers, New York, and formerly Bronx and Taghshinny, Co Longford

The death has occurred of Kevin Patrick Keegan, former Bronx resident and most recently of Yonkers, NY who passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 20, at the age of 73 after recovering from a heart attack earlier this year. 
Kevin was born in Taghshinny, Co Longford Ireland on August 28, 1947 and moved to New York in 1966. Kevin worked for many years as a bartender in The Old Abbey and Keenan's Bar in the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx.He was also a well known doorman at 784 Park Avenue for Local 32BJ union for over 15 years. He was a proud American citizen and loved to travel to Ireland, the old country often. 
Kevin will be terribly missed by his two daughters Lisa (Darren) and Laura whom he cherished and their mother, Phil as well as his three grandsons Lucas, Noah and Hunter who will miss their “Grampoodle” so much. Kevin was also a loving brother to his twin sister Bernadette; sisters, Olive, Josephine and Nancy; and brother, Eamon. He was predeceased by his loving parents, Edward and Annie and brothers, Patrick and Vincent Keegan. Kevin will be remembered by his family for his quick wit, his smirk and his love of horse racing. "We will see you at the track again soon, Dad. We love you."
A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, December 28 at 10am at St. John-Visitation Parish- 3021 Kingsbridge Avenue, Bronx, NY 10463. The family will be present on Sunday, December 27 from 2-6pm at Ruggiero & Sons, Inc. Funeral Home & Cremation Services - 732 Yonkers Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10704 - (914)375-1400 -

Phyllis Reynolds, Enniskillen, Fermanagh / Mountnugent, Cavan
The death occurred on Wednesday, December 23 of Phyllis Reynolds, Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh and late of Woodlawn, Crover, Mountnugent, Co Cavan. Sadly missed by her sister Lucy, nephews, niece, family circle, friends and neighbours. At Rest.
Private Funeral Service and Burial on Monday, December 28 in St Bride's Church, Mountnugent at 1pm. Messages of sympathy for the family can be left in the online condolence section on

Paddy McGarry, Gortletteragh, Leitrim / Mohill, Leitrim
The death occurred, peacefully, in Sligo University Hospital, on Wednesday, December 23 of Paddy McGarry, Gortletteragh, Leitrim / Mohill, Leitrim. Predeceased by his mother Rosie and sisters Esther and Rosaline. Deeply regretted by his sisters Noeleen and Teresa and his brothers Sean, Harry, Noel, Aidan, Michael, Paul and Ronnie, nieces and nephews and friends.
Due to current government guidelines a private family Funeral Mass will take place on Monday, December 28 in St. Patrick's Church, Mohill at 12 noon with burial afterwards in adjoining Mohill New Cemetery. Social distancing must be adhered to and no physical contact allowed.
Please note that Paddy’s Funeral Mass will be broadcast and can be viewed live on Monday at 12 noon on

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