Deaths in Longford - Monday, January 4, 2021

Longford Leader Reporter


Longford Leader Reporter


Deaths in Longford - Monday, January 4, 2021

Deaths in Longford - Monday, January 4, 2021

Philomena Kelly (née Farrell), Kinkillue, Abbeylara, Longford
The death occurred, peacefully at home surrounded by her family, on Monday, January 4 of Philomena Kelly (née Farrell), Kinkillue, Abbeylara, Longford. Beloved wife of Hughie and dear mother of Vanessa and Hugh. Sadly missed by her loving family, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, grandchildren, sisters, brothers, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, and a large circle of friends and neighbours. May She Rest in Peace.
Removal on Wednesday, January 6, to St Bernard’s Church, Abbeylara for Funeral Mass at 11am. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Funeral cortege will leave Philomena’s home at 10.45 am on route to St Bernard’s Church for anybody who wishes to stand along the route as a mark of respect.
Due to the current H.S.E. and Government Covid-19 guidelines, the house will be strictly private, please. The Funeral Mass will be limited to 10 people. The family thank you for your cooperation at this sad time.
For those who would have liked to attend but can’t due to the restrictions, please leave a message for the family in the condolence section on

James Nally, formerly of Corner House, Ballymahon, Longford

The death occurred, peacefully, in Spain following a long illness bravely borne, on Wednesday, December 30 of James Nally, formerly of Corner House, Ballymahon, Longford. eloved and loving father of Annabel and Julian. James will be sadly missed by his son-in-law Simon and granddaughter Beth, his devoted sisters Jacqueline and Miriam, brothers Tom, Hugh, Niall, Ronnie (recently deceased), Paul and Louis, and his extended family and friends. Rest in Peace.
Cremation has taken place in Spain. A memorial Mass will be held in Ballymahon when restrictions permit. Those who would like to sympathize can do so by clicking on the condolences link on

Bernadette (Bernie) Harte (née Quinn), Roxboro, Derrane, Roscommon / Roscommon Town, Roscommon / Longford Town, Longford

The death occurred, peacefully, in the devoted care of the staff at Roscommon University Hospital, on Sunday, January 3 of Bernadette (Bernie) Harte (née Quinn), Roxboro, Derrane, Roscommon and formerly of Longford town and Ardnanagh, Roscommon town. Beloved wife of Eddie and much loved mother to Karen, Aisling and Marie. She will be very sadly missed by her family, grandson Theo, Aisling’s partner Dominik, her brothers and sisters, Maretti, Peter, Pat, Tony, Michael, Kevin, James, Willie, Edel and Adrian, nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, relatives, neighbours and many good friends. May Bernie rest in peace.
Please note that in an effort to follow government guidelines and with the support and agreement of the family, Bernie’s funeral will take place privately for family only. Her funeral cortège will depart from her home in Roxboro on Tuesday morning, January 5 at 10.30am (via The Walk and Castle Street) arriving at the Sacred Heart Church, Roscommon for Mass of the Resurrection at 11am. Following Mass the cortege will proceed to St Coman’s Cemetery (via Ardnanagh and Circular Road). For those wishing to offer their sympathies, we suggest using the online condolence link on The Harte and Quinn families very much appreciate your support at this time.
Please note that Bernie’s funeral Mass will be broadcast in the Roscommon town area on the Parish Radio 105.9 FM and can also be viewed live on Tuesday, January 5 at 11am by CLICKING HERE.

Paul Keenan. Empor, Ballynacargy, Westmeath / Edgeworthstown, Longford

The death occurred, peacefully) at St. James' Hospital, Dublin, surrounded by his loving family, on Friday, January 1 of Paul Keenan, Empor, Ballynacargy, Co Westmeath and formerly of Barne, Edgeworthstown, Co Longford. Predeceased by his father Frank, sisters Margo and Patricia and his recently deceased mother-in-law Annie. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Carmel, sons Peter and Troy, his mother Bridie, sister Maura, brothers Kevin and Noel, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunt Anna-May, neighbours, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.
In accordance with Government guidelines a private reposing will take place at his home. Remains will arrive at St. Matthew's Church, Empor on Monday, January 4 for 11am private funeral Mass with burial afterwards in Milltown cemetery. The funeral Mass can be viewed live on 
Those wishing to send messages of condolences to the family can do so in the Condolence Book section on flowers only. Donations if desired to Oesophageal Cancer Fund.

Paul Briody, Howth, Dublin / Kilcogy, Cavan

The death occurred, suddenly and unexpectedly, on Monday, December 28 of Paul Anthony Briody, Kinsealy, Co Dublin and formerly Clonlohan, Kilcogy, Co. Cavan and Howth, Co Dublin. Son of the late Michael and Katie Briody. Husband of Anne and beloved father of Bill, David, Stephen (predeceased) and Jenny. Proud grandfather of Daniel and Erin. Very sadly missed by his partner June, his daughter in law Pamela, his brothers and sisters, Tom, Michael, Mary, Eddie, Sean, Gerrard, Brendan, Patricia, Pauline and Antone, brothers and sisters in law, nieces and nephews, extended family and many friends. May He Rest in Peace.
Due to Government advice regarding public gatherings, a private family Funeral Service will take place. To those who would have liked to attend the funeral, but due to current restrictions cannot, please leave your condolences on or send on condolences by the traditional manner. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to the RNLI Lifeboats.
A live stream of Paul's Funeral Mass can be viewed on Wednesday, January 6 at 11.30am on the following link: 
The above link is provided and managed by an independent streaming company. The Funeral Home accepts no responsibility for its functionality or any interruption to a live transmission.

Jill Cowan, Shannow, Ballinagh, Cavan
The death occurred, peacefully, following a short illness, on Monday, December 28 of Jill Cowan, Nova Ves 6, Lesany, Netvoice, 25744, Czech Republic and formerly of Shannow, Ballinagh, Co Cavan. Dearly beloved partner and best friend of Martin, adored mother of Mia and Finn. Very deeply regretted by her heartbroken parents, Edwin and Margaret, brothers Nigel (Fiona), Alan (Diane) sister Lynn and partner Michael. Remembered with love by her partner, daughter, son, parents, brothers, sister and her partner, sisters in law, nephews, nieces, uncles, aunt, cousins, relatives, neighbours, and many friends.
Family home strictly private please. Funeral arrangements later. “Safe in the arms of Jesus”

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