18 Aug 2022

Deaths in Longford - Thursday, June 30, 2022

Deaths in Longford - Thursday, June 30, 2022

Deaths in Longford - Thursday, June 30, 2022

Jimmy Shaughnessy, Cranleymore, Edgeworthstown, Co Longford

The death occurred, peacefully in Mullingar Regional Hospital, surrounded by his loving family, on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 of Jimmy Shaughnessy, Cranleymore, Edgeworthstown, Co Longford.
He is predeceased by his parents James and Bridget, his brothers Joe Pat, Michael and Colm, his sisters Katie and Teresa. Jimmy will be forever missed and fondly remembered by his family, wife Una, sons James and Patrick, daughters Alice and Eileen, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, his adored grandchildren Jordan, Lauren, Craig, Matthew, Erin, Emma-Louise, Ava, Davina, Caoilainn, Megan, Ryan, Oriana, Millie and Emerson, also his great-grandchildren Kaiden, Aria and Jaymie- Grace, sisters Bridget Mary, Annie Jo, Alice, Rose, brother Jack, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and his many dear friends. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal. Rest in Peace Jimmy.
Jimmy will repose at the residence of his son James and daughter-in-law Ann, (Cranleymore) on Friday, July 1 from 3pm until 9pm. Funeral mass on Saturday, July 2 at 12 noon in St Mary's Church, Edgeworthstown, followed by burial in Aughafin Cemetery. Funeral mass can be viewed live: click here. Family time on Saturday morning, July 2 please.

Frances Smith (née Moran), Loughill, Kenagh, Longford
The death occurred, peacefully, in Mullingar Regional Hospital, surrounded by her loving and heart broken family, on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 of Frances Smith (née Moran), Loughill, Kenagh, Longford. Family flowers only please, donations, in lieu, to The ISPCA c/o The National Animal Centre, Derryglogher, Kenagh, Co Longford.
Funeral arrangements later.

Edward (Ned) Timlin, Lynn Road, Mullingar, Westmeath / Moydow, Longford

The death occurred, peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, in the devoted care of the staff and nurses of Portiuncula Nursing Home, Multyfarnham, on Friday, June 24, 2022 of Edward (Ned) Timlin, Lynn Road, Mullingar and formerly of St. Mel's Road Longford. 
Best friend for 50 years and beloved husband of Catherine, adored father of Martin, Cathy and Ciara, Ned will be deeply missed by his wife and family, brothers Neal and Roger, cherished grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, many friends and former colleagues of the Bank Of Ireland. May Ned rest in peace. 
Funeral Mass on Friday, July 1, at 11am in the Cathedral of Christ the King, followed by burial in Ballyglass Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to The Alzheimer Society of Ireland. The family are very conscious of the fact that Covid is still present and would appreciate social distancing, the wearing of face masks and no hand-shaking to take place at the church and graveyard. Ned's Mass can be seen on the live webcam at

Patrick (Paddy) Tighe, Rath, Streete, Co Westmeath

The death occurred, peacefully in the loving and excellent care of staff of Mullingar General Hospital, on Monday, June 27, 2022 of Patrick (Paddy) Tighe, Rath, Streete, Co Westmeath.
Predeceased by his parents Tom & Bridget, his children Patricia and Willie, and great-granddaughter Rubi. Paddy will be sadly missed by his wife Nancy, sons Tommy, Martin, Tony and John, daughters Mary and Ita, brothers Jack, Tommy and Noel, sisters Kitty and Bridie, grandchildren and great grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, friends and neighbours. Rest in Peace.
Reposing at Our Lady's Manor, Edgeworthstown, on Wednesday, June 29 from 6pm with prayers at 7.45 pm followed by removal to St Mary's Church, Boherquill, to arrive at 8.30pm. Funeral Mass on Thursday, June 30 at 11 o'clock. Burial in St Fintan's Cemetery. The funeral Mass will be live streamed via the following link CLICK HERE

Hugh Masterson (Benny), West Haven, Connecticut, USA / Moyne, Co Longford 

The death occurred, peacefully, surrounded by his loving family and following an illness borne with great dignity and courage in Yale University Hospital, Connecticut, U.S.A, on Saturday morning, May 28, 2022 of Hugh Masterson (Benny), aged 57, of West Haven, CT and formerly, Moyne, Co Longford.
Born on January 6, 1965 in Co Longford. He was the son of the late Peter & Catherine Masterson. He is predeceased by his sisters Kathleen and Alice. Hugh is survived by his beloved wife and partner of 31 years, Donna Studdard, his stepchildren Brian, Fred, Patrick, his grandchildren whom he cherished, Logan, Natalie, Julian, Simona, beloved siblings, Michael, Peter, Emily, John Joe, Ann, Patrick, Diarmuid, several (16) very special nieces and nephews and 17 grand nieces and nephews, and aunt Nan Masterson (95).
Hugh's Funeral Cortege will leave his residence at Firmullagh Moyne on Sunday, July 3 at 10.30am via Moyne Cross to arrive at St Mary's Church Legga for Funeral Mass at 11am. Burial afterwards in Legga Cemetery. Hugh's Funeral Mass will be live streamed on
Please adhere to covid prevention measures and follow the guidance of the stewards. Family flowers only. Donations if desired to Longford Pallative Care c/o Dillon Funeral Directors or any family member. The family very much appreciate your support and consideration at this time.

Detta Conlon (née Moffatt), Coolmurla, Geevagh, Sligo / Annaduff, Co Leitrim

The death occurred, peacefully surrounded by her loving family in the wonderful care of the staff of Abbey Haven Nursing Home, Boyle, on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 of Detta (Mary Bernadette) Conlon (née Moffatt) (ex NT) Coolmurla, Geevagh, Sligo and late of Gortinee, Annaduff, Co Leitrim.
Predeceased by her husband Leo, her grandson Cathal and her parents Edward & Kathleen Moffatt. Deeply regretted by her sons, Gerard, Keelan and Raymond, daughters Louise (Lavin), Muriel (Frazer) and Jenny (Bruen), her sons in law Austin, Jimmy & Turlough, daughters-in-law Martina, Michelle and Tracy, her sisters Netta (Kelly), Vonni (Noonan), brothers Eamonn and Seán, sisters-in-law, Margaret, Dympna, Nora, and Gabrielle, brother-in-law Liam, her adored grandchildren Gavyn, Emer, Rachel, Thomas, Darren, Andrea, Yvonne, Sarah, Walter, Micheál, Sorcha, Aisling, Nikhil, Liam, Evan, Oscar, Matthew & Conor, nieces, nephews, neighbours, relatives and many friends. “May Detta’s gentle soul rest in peace”.
Reposing at Shivnan’s Funeral Home, Ballyfarnon on Thursday evening, June 30 from 5.30pm until 8.30pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Joseph’s Church, Geevagh on Friday, July 1 at 12 noon. Interment afterwards in Kilmactranny Cemetery. House private please. Funeral Mass will be streamed live on Facebook Page. The family would also like to thank you for your sympathy, support and understanding at this very difficult time.

Mary Paul (Molly) Fitzpatrick,  Annagh, Cornafean, Cavan

The death occurred, peacefully surrounded by family, ten days before her 98th birthday, on Thursday, June 16, 2022 of Mary Paul (Molly) Fitzpatrick. She was born on June 26, 1924 in Annagh, Cornafean, Co. Cavan to Charles and Margaret Fitzpatrick. She was the youngest child and cherished by her two brothers, Jamsie (RIP) and William (RIP) and her sister Kathleen (RIP).
At the age of 19, in the midst of WWII Molly boarded a ship for a short but adventurous trip to England. On her return to Ireland she started her career as a butter maker at Killeshandra Creamery and for the next few years not only did she make great butter, but also lifelong friends.
In 1955 she joined her brother William and sister Kathleen in San Francisco where she worked as a lithographer.
Molly’s greatest joys in life were her family and friends. She was a devoted aunt to her 15 nieces and nephews both Jamsie’s family from Annagh Cornafean: Mairead Mcgee (John), Ronie O’Donnell (John), Cathal Fitzpatrick (Alva), Noel Fitzpatrick, Mary Duffy (Joe RIP), Ciaran Fitzpatrick (Jacqueline), Liam Fitzpatrick (Cathroine), Kate Hassett and William's family from San Francisco and Loch Gowna, Co. Cavan: Peggy O’Donnell (Dennis), Kathleen Reilly (Eamon), Billy Fitzpatrick (Petra), Helen Dolan (Frankie), John Fitzpatrick (Margaret), Timmy Fitzpatrick (Deirdre), Joan Fitzpatrick (Paul). Also, her numerous grand nieces and nephews.
She was a favourite babysitter/childminder and made sure to spoil them whenever she had the opportunity. She was a friend to many. Kathleen and Molly had an open door policy and their home was always welcoming to anyone with an Irish connection that needed a place to stay or just a cup of tea and chat.
Molly was blessed with wonderful friends and neighbors, her lifetime friend, Breda McEntee and wonderful neighbors, Carlotta, Rich and Ellen Eberle were always there for her if she needed anything.
Molly was a lifetime member of the United Irish Cultural Center and Ladies Auxillary, where she served a term as Vice President.
Special thanks to Tirisa Ksibau Matanisiga and Orla O’Malley Daly who took wonderful care of Molly for the last few years. It was because of them that Molly was able to remain in the comfort of her own home with her beloved dog, Lucy. Also, thanks to Jeff RN, Sara RN and the staff at ANX Hospice under the direction of Thomas Allan Rocas III. They provided exemplary care to Molly during her last few months.
A Funeral Service was held at Corpus Christi Church, 62 Santa Rosa Ave., SF. 94112 on Monday June 27, 2022. Mary's remains will be returning to Ireland and will arrive to St Patrick's Church, Drumcor, in her native Co Cavan on Friday morning, July 1, 2022 for Requiem Mass at 11 am. Burial will take place after Mass in the family plot in the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.

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