Deaths in Longford - Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - evening

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Deaths in Longford - Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - evening

Deaths in Longford - Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - evening

Paddy Finnegan, Drynan, Ballymahon, Longford / Carrickmacross, Monaghan


The death occurred, after a short illness, on Monday, March 8 of Paddy Finnegan, Drynan, Ballymahon, Longford / Carrickmacross, Monaghan. Predeceased by his sister Marie and his parents Bridget and James. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Ann, daughter Tracey and son James. His brothers and sisters, Francis, Seamus, Tom, Alice, Michael and Noel. Sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, friends and neighbours. Rest in Peace. Reposing privately.
Due to current Government and HSE guidelines on funeral gatherings, a private funeral Mass for family only will take place in St Matthew's Church, Ballymahon on Wednesday, March 10 at 12 noon followed by burial in Shrule Cemetery. A live link will be available from 12 noon on Wednesday for anyone who may wish to view the funeral Mass on St Matthew's Church facebook page.
The family requests that the house remain strictly private please on this sad occasion. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu to "The friends of Tullamore Hospital Hospice" please.

Micheál McGuinness, Tully, Longford


The death occurred, peacefully surrounded by his loving family, on Monday, March 8 of Micheál McGuinness, Tully, Longford. Predeceased by his beloved wife May and his dear son Patrick. Micheál will be sadly missed and remembered with love by his family, daughters Mary Murtagh (Newtowncashel) and Catherine Hernandez (Newtownforbes), sons Seán and Luke, sisters Alice, Anna, Josephine and Sarah, brothers John, Tom, James and Benny, sons-in-law Peter and Lupe, daughters-in-law Josephine and Catherine, Seán’s partner Ann, grandchildren Christian, Heather May, Daniel, Gabriel, Patrick, Mikie, Colin, Mark, Conor and Saoirse, great-grandchildren, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.
Micheál’s funeral cortege will leave his residence on Wednesday, March 10 at 11.30am to arrive at St Mary’s Church, Newtownforbes for Mass of the Resurrection at 12 noon, interment afterwards in Newtownforbes Cemetery. Given the exceptional circumstances and in accordance with government guidelines and social distancing protocols and to protect everyone dear to Micheál and his family, the Mass will be restricted to 10 people only. The Mass will be streamed live please click on the following link - click here
Those who would have liked to attend but due to the current restrictions are unable to, may leave their personal messages in the “condolences” section below.
The family very much appreciates your support and consideration at this time. Family flowers only please donations if desired to the Newtownforbes Cemetery enhancement fund, c/o Glennon Funeral Directors or any family member. House private please.

John McNally, Leugh, Thurles, Tipperary / Longford Town, Longford

The death occurred, very peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family, on Monday, March 8 of John McNally, Leugh, Thurles, Tipperary and formerly Longford. Predeceased by his parents John and Mary, his father-in-law Richard, mother-in-law Peggy and sister-in-law Patricia. John will be sadly missed by his wife Rose, sons Cillian and Emmet, daughter Eva, grandson Ellis, daughter-in-law, brothers Joe, Patrick, Kevin and Garrett, sisters Miriam and Prisca, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and a wide circle of friends.May He Rest in Peace.
Following Government guidelines due to Covid restrictions, a private family funeral will take place. John's funeral cortège will leave his residence on Thursday morning, March 11 at 10.15am to arrive at The Cathedral of the Assumption for Funeral Mass at 11am. Burial after Mass in Killinan Cemetery. Mass can be viewed live at www.thurlesparish.ie
No flowers please, donations, if desired, can be made to North Tipperary Hospice or Thurles Tennis Club. A/C: Thurles Tennis Club, IBAN IE93BOFI 9044 6493370288. BIC BOFIIE2D House private, please.

Maeve Cullen (née Keaveney), "Melleview" , Deanscurragh, Longford Town, Longford
The death occurred, peacefully at home, on Monday, March 8 of Maeve Cullen (née Keaveney), "Melleview" , Deanscurragh, Longford Town, Longford. Predeceased by her beloved husband Joe. Maeve will be sadly missed and remembered with love by her family Elma (London), Shane (Kilmactranny), Glenn and Ciara, brother Ernest, son-in-law Tim, daughter-in-law Marian, sister-in-law Áine, grandchildren Lily, Theo, Martha, Malachy and Finn, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.
Maeve's funeral cortege will leave Glennon's Funeral Home on Friday, March 12 at 12.40pm to arrive at St Mel’s Cathedral for Mass of the Resurrection at 1pm, interment afterwards in Ballymacormack Cemetery. Given the exceptional circumstances and in accordance with government guidelines and social distancing protocols and to protect everyone dear to Maeve and her family, the Mass will be restricted to 10 people only. The Mass will be streamed live please go to www.longfordparish.com
The family very much appreciates your support and consideration at this time.

Eoin Faherty, Artane, Dublin / Longford Town, Longford / Galway


The death occurred on Thursday, March 4 of Eoin Faherty, late of Brookfield, Artane, Dublin 5, formerly of Longford Town and Galway. Eoin’s life adventures came to a peaceful end at home. Predeceased by his daughter Ciara. Deeply missed by his wife Carmel, children Grainne, Darragh and Emmet, son-in-law Joe, grandchildren Ben, Ellie and Liam, his sister, brothers, extended family, friends and colleagues. May He Rest in Peace.
Eoin’s Funeral Mass can be viewed on Thursday, March 11 at 11am by visiting www.stbrendanscoolock.org/webcam/
Family flowers only. Donations if desired, to either Diabetes Ireland or Féileacáin.

Katherine (Basy) Sugrue (née Brady), Kilsarn, Loughduff, Cavan


The death occurred, in her 87th year, following a brief illness, on Friday, March 5 of Katherine (Basy) Sugrue (nee Brady) Birmingham and late Kilsarn, Loughduff, Co Cavan. Predeceased by her husband John, parents Bernard and Margaret and her sister Brigid (Bonnie) Dolan. Katherine will be sadly missed by her loving sons John Joe (Loughduff) and Jimmy (Bermingham) daughters-in-law Abby and Helen, her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a large circle of friends. May She Rest in Peace.
Her funeral Mass will take place on Friday, March 12 in Our Lady & St. Hubert's RC Church, Bleak House Road, Olbury, Bermingham, B68 0TQ at 11.45am. The family appreciates your support at this sad time.

Frank Owens, Annaghmore, Strokestown, Roscommon


The death occurred, suddenly, at his home, on Tuesday, March 9 of Frank Owens, Annaghmore, Strokestown, Roscommon. Much loved husband and best friend of Mary and proud and devoted father of Adrian, Damian, Ronan and Niall. He will be very sadly missed by his heartbroken wife and sons, daughters-in-law Phil, Mary, Katrina and Clare, his adored grandchildren Jason, Ryan, Dylan, Caitlin, Daniel, Sean, Ethan, Cian, Amy, Kyle and Ella, brothers Michael, PJ and Anthony, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and many friends. Rest In Peace.
Removal to Strokestown Parish Church on Thursday, March 11 to arrive for Funeral Mass at 11am. Burial afterwards in the local cemetery. Owing to current restrictions Frank's Funeral Mass is private to family only, limited to 10 people. Mass can be viewed online by clicking here and will be broadcast on the parish radio frequency 108FM. Thank you for your cooperation.

John (Fonsie) Lavin, "Roncalli", The Cresent, Ennis, Clare / Strokestown, Roscommon
The death occurred, peacefully, at home, on Tuesday, March 9 of John (Fonsie) Lavin, "Roncalli", The Cresent, Ennis, Clare and formerly of Lackin, Strokestown, Roscommon (Retired An Garda Siochana). Predeceased by his loving wife Josephine. Sadly missed by his daughter Anita, son Damian, grandchildren Amy and Michael, brother Michael, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.
A private family funeral will take place on Friday, March 12 at 12 noon in St Joseph's Church with Burial afterwards in Drumcliffe Cemetery. In compliance with current HSE guidelines, the number of people attending funeral Mass and the burial ceremony is limited to a maximum of ten. Please comply with public health advice. For those who wish to attend, but cannot, the Funeral Mass can be viewed on the St Joseph's church Webcam using this link ennisparish.com/our-parish/st-josephs-church-webcam/  
Messages of condolences can be left by email to info@dalyfunerals.com . May He Rest In Peace. 


John Blessing, Celbridge, Kildare / Newtownforbes, Longford


The death occurred, peacefully, at the Mater Hospital and surrounded by his family, on Saturday, March 6 of John Blessing, Celbridge, Co Kildare and formerly of Newtownforbes, Co Longford. John, beloved husband of the recently deceased Martina, dear father to Peter, Neill and Ann-Marie and a devoted grandfather to Keri, James and Abigail. Sadly missed by his loving sons, daughter, sister Mary Ross (Drumlish), daughter-in-law Rachel, Keri’s Mum Siobhan, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, relatives and a very large circle of friends. R.I.P.
Due to Government advice and restrictions regarding public gatherings and to protect our most vulnerable family members and our friends, a private family funeral will take place. We look forward to meeting everyone at a Celebration of John and Martina’s Life at a later date.Those who would have liked to attend John’s funeral, but due to current restrictions cannot, can leave your personal messages for the family on the condolences section on RIP.ie or on www.cunninghamsfunerals.com/death-notices
John’s Funeral cortège will leave his home on Tuesday, March 9 at 10.30am and the Mass may be viewed by following the link below on Tuesday at 11am https://www.celstra.ie/live-feed/  
Family flowers only, please. Donations, if desired, to the Heart and Lung Transplant Ward, The Mater Hospital.

Martin O'Connor, Creevaghbeg, Ballymahon, Longford / Rockchapel, Cork
The death occurred, peacefully, on Friday, March 5 of Martin O'Connor, Creevaghbeg, Ballymahon, Longford / Rockchapel, Cork and also Widnes, Cheshire. Predeceased by his wife Kathleen, his sons Michael, Jimmy, Alan and his sister Kathleen. Sadly missed by his loving daughters Patsy (Rockchapel, Cork) and Kathy (Wrexham, North Wales). His sister Mary (London), his daughters-in-law Anne and Reta, his sons-in-law Jamie and Tony (Collins). His grandchildren Charlotte, Roberta, Kerrie, Kelvin, Jon Paul, Danny, Michelle, Tracey, Kevin, Sean, Gavin and Shannon. Great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives, friends and neighbours and especially the Dooley family Ballymahon, Seamus, Patricia, Inez, Gavin, Aoife, Eimear, Niamh and Áine. His home helpers Doreen Flynn and Rose Percival. Rest in Peace.
Reposing privately. Due to current Government and HSE guidelines on funeral gatherings, a private funeral Mass for family only will take place in St Mary's, Church of the Immaculate Conception, Tang on Tuesday, March 9 at 12 noon followed by burial in Forgney Cemetery. The following live link will be available from 12 noon on Tuesday for anyone who may wish to view the funeral Mass https://www.facebook.com/Tang-Parish-113139173806039  Also available locally on 105.3FM. Messages of condolence may be left on RIP.ie.

Patrick J (Paddy) Cooke, Gortermone, Carrigallen, Leitrim


The death occurred, peacefully, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family in his 97th year, on Sunday, March 7 of Patrick J (Paddy) Cooke, Gortermone, Carrigallen, Leitrim. Predeceased by his son Mel and granddaughter Aisling, sisters Mae Gilchriest, Bridget Murray, Rita Maguire, Ellen Stacom, Teresa Donohoe, Brothers Arthur and Monsignor John.
Sadly Missed by his loving wife Lily, sons Sean, Ciaran, Hugh (USA), Seamus, Gabriel, Cyril, Fintan (USA), Aidan, Daughters Margaret (USA), and Kay Evans (Navan), sister Sr. Kathleen (Loretto Convent, Navan), daughters-in-law Mary, Deirdre, Karen, Eilish, Anne and Aisling, son-in-law George 18 grandchildren, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law nieces,nephews, cousins, relatives, neighbours and many friends. May He Rest in Peace.
Paddy's funeral cortege will leave his residence on Tuesday morning (March 9) at 10.30am arriving at St. Mary's Church, Carrigallen for funeral mass at 11am, followed by burial in adjoining Cemetery. Due to current Government Covid-19 guidelines,Paddy's Funeral service is confined to family only. House private at all times. Please feel free to leave a message to the family in the condolences section on RIP.ie. Funeral Mass can be viewed live at https://churchtv.ie/carrigallen.html The family appreciates your support and understanding at this time.

Thomas (Tom) Maguire, 8 Wood Road, Ballynacargy, Westmeath


The death occurred, peacefully, at the Midlands Regional Hospital, Tullamore surrounded by his loving devoted wife and family, aged 81 years, on Saturday, March 6 of Thomas (Tom) Maguire, 8 Wood Road, Ballynacargy, Westmeath. Predeceased by his two infant sons Francis and John,his parents Ned and Nellie, his brothers Jim, Pat and Bob. Tom will be very sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife Kathleen and sons Tommy, Derek, Eddie and Nicky, daughters Delores, Kathleen, Celine and Edel, son-in-law, daughters-in-law and partners. His sister Mary and brother Ned, his adored grandchildren and great-grandchild, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. May his gentle soul rest in peace.
In keeping with current government guidelines, a private family funeral will take place on Tuesday, March 9 at 11am in the Church of the Nativity, Ballynacargy, followed by burial in Sonna Cemetery. Friends and neighbours are welcome to stand along the route to the church and to the cemetery, while following social distancing rules. House private, please.
Thomas's funeral Mass will be streamed live on 'Midlands Funeral Live' YouTube channel.
Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to The Dialysis unit, Tullamore Regional Hospital who provided wonderful care for Thomas over the last two years. Those wishing to send messages of condolence to the family may do so in the condolence section on RIP.ie. The family would like to thank you for your understanding and support at this time.

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