Deaths in Longford - Friday, January 22, 2021

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Deaths in Longford - Friday, January 22, 2021

Deaths in Longford - Friday, January 22, 2021

John William Gilchrist, Ferefad, Longford Town, Longford

The death occurred, peacefully, in the exceptional care of the nurses and staff of St.Joseph’s Care Centre, Longford on Thursday, January 21 of John William Gilchrist, Ferefad, Longford Town, Longford. Predeceased by his parents William and Annie and also by his brother Declan. John will be sadly missed and remembered with love by his family, his beloved wife Lily, daughters Niamh Hallissy (Clane, Co Kildare), Lorna (Carlow) and Sinead Gibson (Hillsborough, Co Down), son John (Galway), sons-in-law Michael, Seamus and Colin, daughter-in-law Geraldine, sisters Teresa Quinn, Rose Dennigan, Mary Carty and Diane Rohan, brothers Pat and Mike, grandchildren Caoilfhionn, Rossa, Lilianne and Noah, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.
John’s funeral cortege will leave Glennon’s Funeral Home on Saturday morning, January 23 to arrive at St Mel’s Cathedral for Mass of the Resurrection at 11am, interment afterwards in Ballymacormack Cemetery. Following government restrictions regarding public gatherings, the Mass will be restricted to ten people only. The Funeral Mass will be streamed live please go to www.longfordparish.com. Those who would have liked to attend but due to current restrictions are unable to, may leave their personal messages in the “condolences” section on RIP.ie.
The family very much appreciates your support and consideration at this time. Family flowers only please, donations, if desired, to Arc Cancer Support centres- www.arccancersupport.ie

Mary Leddy (née Donohoe), 29 Annaly Gardens, Longford Town, Longford
The death occurred, peacefully in Cavan General Hospital, on Thursday, January 21 of Mary Leddy (née Donohoe), 29 Annaly Gardens, Longford Town, Longford and formerly from Trumra Road, Granard, Co Longford. Mary will be sadly missed by her loving family, sons Brendan, James and Joseph, daughters Geraldine, Marion and Denise, brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, neighbours and friends. Always in our thoughts, forever in our hearts. Rest In Peace Mary.
Funeral cortege will leave Cavan General Hospital Mortuary, on Saturday, January 23  at 10am to arrive at St Mary's Church, Granard, for Funeral Mass at 11am, followed by burial in Granardkill Old Cemetery. Due to Covid 19, the Funeral Mass will be restricted to 10 people only. Please Practice Social Distancing At All Times.
For those who would have liked to attend the funeral mass but can't due to covid19, you can leave a message for Mary's family on RIP.ie.

Pauline Casserly (née Gannon), Preston, England and formerly of St.Patrick`s Terrace, Longford Town, Longford

The death occurred on Saturday, January 16 of Pauline Casserly (née Gannon), Preston, England and formerly of St.Patrick`s Terrace, Longford Town, Longford. Predeceased by her husband Michael, her parents John and Mary Gannon, by her sisters May, Brigid and Joan and also by her brother Noel. Pauline will be sadly missed and remembered with love by her partner Harry, sisters Angela Duffy, Eithne Maguire and Carmel Earl, brothers John and Joe, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.
Pauline’s funeral cortege will leave Glennon’s Funeral Home on Tuesday morning, January 26 to arrive at StMel’s Cathedral for Mass of the Resurrection at 11am, interment afterwards in Ballymacormack Cemetery.
Following government guidelines regarding public gatherings ,the Mass will be restricted to 10 people only. The Funeral Mass will be streamed lived please go to www.longfordparish.com. Those who would have liked to attend but due to current restrictions are unable to, may leave their personal messages in the “condolences” section on RIP.ie.
The family very much appreciates your support and consideration at this time.

James Robert (Shay) Hilton, Clontarf, Dublin / Lanesboro, Longford
The death occurred, unexpectedly at home, on Wednesday, January 20 of James Robert (Shay) Hilton, Clontarf, Dublin 3 and late of  Lanesboro, Longford. Predeceased by his parents and sister; very sadly missed by his partner Cheryl, sons James and Anthony, daughter Jennifer, grandchildren Mia and Teddy, Cheryl’s family Darrell, Diarmuid, Noah and Juno, and all brothers, sisters, in-laws, extended family, friends and his beloved dogs Chubby and Chubalina.
Funeral details to follow. No flowers by request. Donations in lieu would be appreciated to the Dogs Trust.

Jean Brannigan (née Mansfield), Kilmacahill House, Rathowen, Westmeath / Longford

The death occurred, peacefully after a short illness at Mullingar Regional Hospital, on Tuesday, January 19 of Jean Brannigan (nee Mansfield) Kilmacahill House, Rathowen, Co Westmeath and formerly of Hounslow, London. Beloved wife of Richard. Sadly missed by her loving daughters Linda, Paula and Sara, grandchildren Stephen, Christina, Lorraine, Jenny, Ollie, Adam and Shane, great grandchildren Hayley, Liam and Sophia. Rest in Peace.
Jean's funeral cortege will leave her residence at 11.30am on Sunday, January 24 to arrive at St. Mary's Church, Rathowen for funeral Mass at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in Rathaspic Graveyard.
Given the current exceptional circumstances and in accordance with government guidelines and social distancing protocols, and to protect the welfare of everyone dear to Jean her funeral service and burial will be restricted to family only.
The family would like to thank you for your support and cooperation during this sad time. Those who would like to have attended but due to current restrictions are unable to, may leave a personal message for Jean's family in the condolences section on RIP.ie.
The family appreciates your support and understanding at this time. Donations if desired to LauraLynn Children's Hospice.

Sarah (Sally) Dowler (née Nulty), Bawn, Moydow, Longford

The death occurred on Wednesday, January 20 of Sarah (Sally) Dowler (née Nulty), Bawn, Moydow, Longford. She is now reunited with her beloved husband Jimmy. Sally will be sadly missed by her heartbroken family, daughter Mary Dervan, sons JJ, Peter, Padraig, Sean, Tony, Martin, Brendan, David, Aidan and Gerry, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, her cherished grandchildren and great-grandchildren, brothers-in-law Bernard and Michael, sisters-in-law Mary, Margaret and Patrica, nephews, nieces, cousins, neighbours and her many good friends.
Your life was love and labour, Your love for your family true, You did your best for all of us, So we will always remember you. Rest In Peace Sally.
Reposing at her home. Funeral cortege will leave her home at 11.40am on Friday, January 22 to arrive at St Mary's Church, Moydow, for Funeral Mass at 12 noon, followed by burial in Carrickedmond Cemetery. Family flowers only please.
For those who would have liked to call to the family home or go to the funeral mass, but can't due to the current restrictions, you may pay your respects,by lining the road from Sally's home to the church, or you can leave a message on the link on RIP.ie. If you wish to watch the funeral mass you can do so by clicking the following link ; https://youtu.be/T8JMYqcZ50A 
Family home is private at all times please, due to Covid.

Helen Francis (née Heslin), Aughnacliffe, Longford

The death occurred, peacefully, surrounded by her family at her home in Paddock Wood, Kent, on Tuesday, January 19 of Helen Francis (née Heslin), formerly of Aughakiernan, Aughnacliffe, Co Longford.
Predeceased by her parents Francis & Mary Heslin and her little brother Joseph. Deeply regretted by her loving husband Michael, son Anthony, daughter AnnaMarie and their partners. Her sister Mary (London) and brothers Frank (Smear), Willie (Aughakiernan) & Tony (London), brother-in-law Jimmy and sisters-in-law Ann, Deirdre and Mary, her nieces, nephews and grand-nieces & nephews and her friends and neighbours in Ireland & the UK.
Helen will be laid to rest near her home in Paddock Wood Cemetery, Kent with funeral arrangements announced at a later date. May Helen’s beautiful soul rest in peace
Enquiries to Frank Kilbride Funeral Directors, Market Street, Granard, Co Longford 087-2553897.

Michael Timoney, Sandymount, Dublin / Aughnacliffe, Longford

The death occurred, unexpectedly, on Monday, January 18 of Michael Timoney, Sandymount, Dublin / Aughnacliffe, Longford. Sadly missed by his loving family, wife Teresa, daughters Hilary and Deirdre, sons Declan and David, daughter-in-law Máire, grandchildren Maeve, Rosheen and Caoiva, sisters Marie, Geraldine, Clare, Nuala and Hilda, brothers-in-law, Ita McGreal, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Also remembering his deceased sisters Ita and Mena. May he rest in peace.

John Joe Donohoe, Oghill, Ballinagh, Cavan

The death occurred, peacefully, at Cavan General Hospital, on Wednesday, January 20 of John Joe Donohoe, Oghill, Ballinagh, Cavan. Sadly missed by his loving wife Pauline. Deeply regretted by his loving family sons Paul (Florida), David (Oghill), Shane,(Canada), daughters Noreen, (Cheltenham U.K.) Karen, Bruskey, daughters-in-law Attracta, Joanne, Shane's partner Chelsea, sons-in-law Allan and Donie, his eleven adored grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his sister Philomena. Sadly missed by his sisters Mary, Margaret, and Bridie, his brothers Paddy and Barney, nephews, nieces, and many many friends. May he rest in peace.
Removal from family home on Sunday morning, January 24 to arrive at St Michael's Church, Potahee for Funeral Mass at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Due to HSE and Government advice the Funeral Mass and The family home will be Private. The Mass is streamed live on Facebook. Messages for the Donohoe family may be left in the condolence section on RIP.ie.

Sr Phyllis Brady, Ballintemple, Ballinagh, Cavan / Dublin City, Dublin

The death occurred, in the loving care of the sisters and staff at St. Paul's Nursing Home, Selly Park, on Monday, January 18 of Sr Phyllis Brady, (also known as ‘Sr. Gerard’), Sisters of Charity of St. Paul the Apostle, Selly Park, Birmingham, UK (late of Ballintemple, Ballinagh, Co. Cavan and formerly of St. Paul's Greenhills, Dublin). Predeceased by her sister Ethel (McGurk) and her brothers Pat, Peter, John, Colm and Donal; lovingly remembered by her brother Finbar; sisters-in-law Mary, Julia & Marilyn, her community at St. Paul's Convent Selly Park; her cousins, nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews, great grand-nephews, relatives and friends. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.
Due to current restrictions, a private funeral will take place on Tuesday, January 26 at 10am in St Paul's Convent Church, Selly Park, Birmingham. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Mary Mulligan (née Donohoe), Cabinteely, Dublin / Gowna, Cavan / Aughavas, Leitrim
The death occurred, peacefully,in the wonderful care of the staff at Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross, on Wednesday, January 20 of Mary Mulligan (née Donohoe), Cabinteely / Johnstown, Co Dublin and late of Gowna, Co Cavan and Aughavas, Co Leitrim. Mary (late of the N.R.H. Rochestown Avenue, Dun Laoghaire), dearly beloved wife of Dannie, devoted mother of Mairead, Aine and Theresa. Sadly missed by her loving husband, daughters, sons-in-law Owen and Jason, grandsons Calum and Harry, brothers Gerry and Padraig, sisters-in-law Anne and Katie, nieces, nephews, relatives, friends and neighbours.
Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross. Donations can be made by clicking on Our Lady's Hospice – OLH continues its mission by … House Strictly Private. May she rest in peace.
Due to government advice regarding public gatherings, a private funeral will take place on Saturday, January 23 at 10am in the Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel, Churchview Road, Killiney followed by interment in Kilternan Cemetery Park, Ballycorus Road, Kilternan. To view the Funeral Mass live click on this link Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Johnstown-Killiney Parish …
For those who would have liked to attend the funeral but can’t due to Covid-19 restrictions can leave a personal message on Mary’s Obituary Notice by clicking on Recent Deaths at https://www.patrickodonovanandsonfunerals.ie or on the condolence section on RIP.ie.

Eugene Gaffney, Kilbride, Mountnugent, Cavan
The death occurred, peacefully, at St Joseph's Nursing Home, Virginia, on Thursday, January 21 of Eugene Gaffney, Kilbride, Mountnugent, Cavan. Predeceased by his wives Cecelia (Celia) and Eileen, his brothers and sisters. Deeply regretted by his daughters; Martina, Rita, Eileen and Philomena, son's; Breen, Michael, Pat, Gene, Joseph and Denis, grandchildren, great grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Rest In Peace.
In line with the current Government & HSE guidelines, Eugene's Funeral will be private to family. Removal from Briody's Funeral Home, Kilnaleck on Saturday, January 23 at 10.30am (via his home in Kilbride) to St Brigid's Church, Mountnugent for Funeral Mass at 11am. Burial afterwards in Ballinacree Cemetery. Messages of sympathy for the family can be placed in the condolence section on RIP.ie. Funeral Mass can be viewed on Zoom. Meeting I.D. 302 250 4611 Password 4TQuy5

Kathleen McGahern (née Reilly), Cordownan, Arva, Cavan / Loughduff, Cavan
The death occurred, peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family, on Wednesday, January 20 of Kathleen (Kathy) McGahern (nee Reilly), Cordownan, Arva & formerly Derries, Loughduff, Co Cavan. Predeceased by her parents John & Mary & her brothers Aiden & Benny. Sadly missed by her husband Michael, sons Sean, Seamus, Kevin & Gerard, daughters Collette, Joan, Eithne & Annette, her sister Mary O'Brien (New York), brother Paddy (London), brother-in-law John O'Brien (New York), sons-in-law Paul & Robert, daughters-in-law Wanda, Sinead, Carole & Sinead, her adored 13 grandchildren, all her relations & many friends. May she Rest In Peace.
Due to current Government & HSE restrictions, Kathleen's Funeral Mass and burial will be strictly private and in the presence of her family only. Those who would have liked to attend but are unable to do so are asked to post their condolences to the family in the section on RIP.ie. Kathleen's Funeral cortege will leave her home on Friday morning, January 22 at 11.40am, travelling to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Coronea for Funeral Mass at 12 noon followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. Those wishing to stand along the Funeral route are welcome to do so and are asked to observe social distancing guidelines. Kathleen's family would like to thank you all for your understanding & cooperation at this difficult time.
Kathleen's Funeral Mass can be viewed live via the following link https://vimeo.com/502681620 

Gerry Brady, Castleknock, Dublin / Arva, Cavan

The sudden, but peaceful death occurred, on Wednesday, January 20 of Gerry Brady, Deerpark, Castleknock, Dublin 15 and Brady’s Garage, Castleknock and formerly of Gurteen, Arva, Co Cavan. Beloved husband of Maureen (née Sheridan) and adored father of Geraldine, Caroline, Suzanne and Alison. Sadly missed by his loving wife, daughters, sons-in-law Maurice, Ciaran, Ronnie and Robert and grandchildren Harry, Joe, Rosie, Gerry, Ruby, Katie, Paddy, Maggie, Ella, Millie, Tommy and Albert. Predeceased by his brothers Paddy, Thomas, Philip and Fr. Charles, and his sister Beesie, brothers-in-law John Conefrey and Mick McCarthy, sisters-in-law Lily and Marie. Deeply mourned by his brothers James, John-Joe, Fr. Vincent and Donal and sister Kathleen and his sisters-in-law Madeline, Margaret, Angela and Mary. Sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews, his great friends and those he worked with in the garage.
Due to Government advice and restrictions regarding public gatherings a private family funeral will take place. Those who would have liked to attend the funeral but due to current restrictions cannot may follow the Funeral Mass at 9am on Friday, January 22 by following the link below; https://www.castleknockparish.ie/webcam/ 
Gerry’s funeral cortege will be passing the garage on the way to and from the Funeral Mass. You may also follow the Service at Glasnevin Crematorium at 11am on Friday, January 22 by following the link below; https://www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/glasnevin-cemetery 
Or you may leave a message by selecting “condolences” on RIP.ie or at www.cunninghamsfunerals.com 
No flowers please.

Eileen Devine (née Flanagan), Oakcrest, Ballinderry, Mullingar, Westmeath / Castlepollard, Westmeath

The death occurred, peacefully in the excellent care of the ICU staff at St. James's Hospital, Dublin after a short illness bravely borne, on Tuesday, January 19 of Eileen Devine (nee Flanagan), Oakcrest, Ballinderry, Mullingar and formerly Castlepollard, Co Westmeath. Predeceased by her brother Martin. Daughter of the late Hugh and Philomena Flanagan, Castlepollard. Deeply regretted by her loving husband Jimmy (Jay Dee), son Alan and daughters Emma (Earley) and Ciara, brother Terry (Belfast), sisters Margaret O'Donnell (Collinstown), Geraldine Murray (Mullingar) and Collette O'Connor (Dunboyne), son in law Brendan and Ciara's fiancé Ross, grandchildren Siobhán, James and Conor, brothers in law, sisters in law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and a wide circle of friends. May Eileen's gentle soul Rest in Peace.
Eileen's funeral Mass will take place on Friday, January 22 at 12 noon in St. Michael's Church, Castlepollard and can be viewed on the following link https://castlepollard-church.click2stream.com. Private cremation afterwards in Lakelands Crematorium, Cavan.Please adhere to current government guidelines.Family flowers only please. Donations if desired to Oncology, St. James,Donal Hollywood Ward.
Those wishing to express sympathies to the family can do so by using the condolence tab on RIP.ie. The family appreciates your consideration at this sad time. House strictly private.

Brian Griffin, Clooncumber, Mohill, Leitrim

The death occurred on Wednesday, January 20 of Brian Griffin, Clooncumber, Mohill, Leitrim. Beloved brother of Sean, Philip, Michéal, Dominic and Marian, sadly missed by his loving brothers, sister, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends. May Brian Rest in Peace.
Reposing at the home of his brother Dominic from Friday evening, January 22. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and in accordance with government advice, Brian’s reposing and funeral will be private. Brian’s funeral cortege will leave Dominic’s home at 11.30 am on Saturday, January 23 to arrive at St Mary’s Church, Gortletteragh for Funeral Mass at 12 noon followed by burial in Farnaught Cemetery.
Family flowers only, donations, if desired, to Oncology Unit Tullamore C/o McGowan Funeral Directors, For those who are unable to attend and wish to express their condolences, may do so via the link on RIP.ie. Brian’s family wishes to thank you for your understanding at this enormously difficult time.

James Joseph (Jimmy) Higgins, Cloone, Leitrim

The death occurred, peacefully in hospital in Manchester, England following a short illness, on Thursday, January 14 of James Joseph (Jimmy) Higgins, Cloone, Co. Leitrim. Predeceased by his wife Margaret and parents John and Delia, his brothers Jonny, Michael, Phil and sister Della. Deeply regretted by his loving son Patrick James, brother Daniel (Manchester), sisters Betty (Meath) Eileen, (Longford), Sadie (New York, USA) and Mary Kate (New York, USA), nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends. May his gentle soul Rest in Peace.
Jimmy’s remains will lie in repose at the funeral home of P. Loftus & Son Ltd., Manchester privately to family only due to COVID restrictions. Jimmy’s Funeral Service will take place on Thursday, January 28, at 4pm at the Manchester Crematorium. No flowers please. Any donations to Heart Research or St Ambrose Presbytery, Princess Rd., Manchester, M21 7QA.
In compliance with level 3 restrictions on public gatherings, Jimmy’s Funeral will be private to family and close friends, restricted to 25 people only. Those who would have liked to attend, but are unable to due to COVID restrictions, can leave a personal message by clicking on the "Condolences" icon on RIP.ie. The family appreciates your support and understanding at this time.

Ann Mayock (née Murray), Clare, Strokestown, Roscommon / Foxford, Mayo

The death occurred, peacefully at Roscommon University Hospital, on Thursday, January 21 of Ann Mayock (née Murray), Clare, Strokestown, Roscommon / Foxford, Mayo. Predeceased by her husband PJ and her brothers Pat and Brendan. She will be very sadly missed by her sorrowing sisters Elizabeth, Phyllis, Dympna, Patricia and Carmel, her brother Vincent, sister-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Rest In Peace.
Removal on Saturday, January 23 to St Brigid's Church, Four-Mile-House, to arrive for Funeral Mass at 11a.m. Burial afterwards in Addergoole Cemetery, Lahardane, Co. Mayo, arriving at approx. 2pm.
Owing to current restrictions Ann's Funeral is private to family only, limited to ten people. Ann's Funeral Mass will be live streamed at this link and available on the local parish radio 95FM. Condolences may be left here on RIP.ie. Thank you for your cooperation.

Sean Brady, Drumanure, Carrigallen, Leitrim
The death occurred, suddenly at his residence, on Friday, December 25 of Sean Brady, Deptford, London and formerly of Drumanure, Carrigallen, Co Leitrim. Predeceased by his parents John & Margaret and his sister Patricia. Deeply mourned and sadly missed by his heartbroken daughter Sadie.his partner May and her son Ben.his sisters Mary Bannon (Kilnavart) Anne Reilly (Carrigallen), his brothers Tommy (Carrigallen), Cathal (London) his brothers in law, sisters in law, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and a large circle of neighbours and friends. May Sean’s gentle soul Rest In Peace.
Sean's funeral mass will take place at 10.30 am on Friday, January 22 in Most Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Bermondsey, followed by cremation in Service Chapel Crematorium Honour Oak. Sean's Funeral Mass will be live streamed and can be followed on https:// www.obitus.com / user name Muhe 3146 password 704148
A memorial mass and burial of Sean's ashes will take place in Saint Mary's Church, Drumeela at a later date. You are welcome to leave a message of sympathy in the condolence icon on RIP.ie.

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