It was with sadness that we gathered to say goodbye to Harry McDermott, Moneydarragh.
Harry suffered ill health for the past number of years but bore it with strength. The last of his family, he leaves behind his devoted wife, Bridget; his sons Liam and Oswald and his daughters, Mary & Siobhan; their spouses; grandchildren and the wider family circle.
May the Risen Christ welcome him to his heavenly home and comfort those who mourn his passing.
We extend our sympathy to the family of the late Kathleen Ruddy, Larahirl.
Kathleen lived a long and very active life. She spent a long part of her life working in Scotland as an auxiliary nurse and she used those skills in helping those near at hand when she returned to Ireland.
We offer our deepest condolences to her husband, Sean; her sons Daniel, Sean & Martin; her daughters, Marie & Catriona; their partners and grandchildren and to the wider family circle. May God reward her for all her kindness in this life and may she rest in peace.
It was with sadness that we brought Margaret Shiels, St Boden’s, to her final resting place. Margaret’s work was in service to other people and her untimely death after a period of ill health came as a shock. We offer our sincere sympathy to her daughter, Donna; her sister, Marie; her brothers Michael and Patrick and their families; and the wider family circle. May the support of family and friends sustain them in the coming days.
We extend the sympathy of the parish to the family of the late Daniel Reddy, Bredagh Glen. To his wife Dottie, his daughters, Helen, Therese, Cathy, Linda, Sandra & Clare; and his son, Danny; His sisters, Mary & Sr Margaret; and brother, Mickey.
May the family gain strength from the prayers and support of neighbours and friends at this difficult time. May he rest in peace.
Sympathy - 13/01/2019
It was with great sadness that we said our farewell to Carrie McLaughlin, [The Mill], Culdaff.
Carrie was a much respected member of the community in Culdaff. Her love of life and her interest in her community kept her young at heart. Our deepest sympathy to her sons, Tony, David, James and Brian; and her daughters, Fiona and Allison; her sister Marie and brother Val; her grandchildren and the wider family circle.
May the support of friends and neighbours be a comfort to the family at this difficult time.
Sympathy - 30/12/2018
It was with sadness that we learned of the death of Eileen Green, Cashel, just before Christmas.
Eileen lived to a great age and passed away peacefully in the Nazareth House. Our deepest sympathy to her nephews, Danny, Mick and James and the extended family circle. May the new born Christ welcome her to her eternal reward.
Sympathy - 15/12/2018
Today we laid to rest Donal Noone, Deine, Bocan. Donal was a very instrumental figure in farming matters locally and was the driving force in creating the Inishowen Co-Op. He lived a long life here in Bocan before he retired to the nursing home in Clonmany where he spent the last years of his life happily there with his contemporaries.
We offer our sincere sympathy to all his nephews and nieces from the Dowd family: Donal, Marie, Bernadette, Angela, Cathal and Liam; and the Noone Family: Mary, Sheila, Donal & Bernadette.
May he be welcomed into his eternal reward and may God comfort those who mourn his loss.
It was with great sadness that the community learned of the death of James Ruddy, Oldtown.
James suffered indifferent health over the past months, but bore it with great dignity. We offer our sincere sympathy to his wife, Mary; his daughters, Mary, Philomena, Martina, Linda & Brenda; his son, Seamus; their spouses and grandchildren; his sister Philomena and the wider family circle. God assures us that we will all be reunited at the end of time. May his gentle soul rest in peace.
It was with great sadness that we learned of the death of Philomena Doherty, Leiter.
Philomena was a gentle soul who was loved by everyone who knew her and her passing leaves a void that will never be filled.
We offer our sincere sympathy to her mother, Kathleen; her sisters Margaret, Josephine and Patricia; her brothers Gerard and Seamus; their spouses, nephews and nieces; her aunt, Mary Ellen and the wider family circle.
May the support and friendship of all those who knew Philomena comfort the family in their loss.
It was with sadness that we heard of the death of Kay McGonigle, [nee Duffy]; 1 Sutherland Beck Didcot, Oxford. Her sudden passing came as a shock to all who knew her. We offer our deepest sympathy to her sons, Mark, Gavan, Keith, Kenny and Pearce; her daughters, Donna & Kerrie and her grandchildren. We also sympathise with her partner, Ray her brother Charlie & sisters Mary & Teresa and the wider family circle. Our faith assures us that we will meet with those we have loved and lost in this life so we are assured that Kay is with her children Steve, Joanne & Shane once again. May she rest in peace.
The parish community were saddened by the sudden death of
Jim Doherty, The Cottages, Gleneely.
Jim’s health had been indifferent recently but his passing came as a shock. We offer our deepest sympathy to his wife, Bernadette; his children, John, Catherine, James, William, Majella, Denis, Paul, Roisin & Gerard; to all their partners; his grandchildren and his surviving brothers and sisters and the wider family circle. May the God of all consolation comfort them in their time of loss and grief.
The community gathered together to say a final goodbye to
Paddy Loftus, Red Row, Culdaff.
Paddy had a long life and until his last period of ill health he resided in The Convent, Carndonagh. We offer our sincere sympathy to his nephew Hugh and his wife Pauline and to his nieces Patricia and Sadie their families and the wider family circle. May our loving God comfort those who mourn his passing.
In the week before Christmas we had two sad funerals in our parish.
Clare Conaghan, Cruck House Carrowmore and
Margaret Chadwick, Gleneely.
Clare and her husband lived in the parish for the past six years and made it their home. Clare died after a short illness and her wishes were to be buried here. We offer our sincere sympathy to her husband Jim, and her daughters Jennifer, Judith & Gemma; and the wider family circle.
Margaret’s death at such a young age shocked the community. Margaret had lived and worked in Dublin for a number of years and it was only in the past year that her health deteriorated. We offer our deepest sympathy to her father and mother, Ken & Mary; her sister, Celine; her brothers Kenneth and Christopher and the extended family circle.
May our newly born saviour comfort those they have left behind and who mourn their passing.