Deaths in Donegal - Tuesday evening, December 1

Deaths in Donegal, sunday, November 12th, 2017

The following deaths have taken place:

- Reggie Gallogley, Ballyshannon

- Ackie (Alex) Peoples, Townparks, Convoy

- Colm McLaughlin, Linsfort, Buncrana

- Brendan Merrifield, Bundoran

- Sheila McNern, Ballyshannon

- Esther Sheridan, Rathmullan

- Catherine Toolan, née Dunnion, Corefrin, Ballybofey 

- George Morrow of Forquar, Milford

Reggie Gallogley, Ballyshannon

The death has taken place at Sligo University Hospital of Reggie Gallogley, Ballyshannon.

Funeral details later. All enquiries can be made to Patrick McKenna Funeral Directors, Ballyshannon on 087 2485819.

Ackie (Alex) Peoples, Townparks, Convoy

The death has taken place at his late residence on Monday, November 30 of Ackie (Alex) Peoples, Townparks, Convoy.

His remains will be reposing at his daughter Deirdre and son-in-law Gerard McGarrigles’ residence at Listillion, Letterkenny.

Funeral from there on Thursday, December 3 at 10am going to St Mary’s Church Convoy for 11am Funeral Mass, with interment afterwards to the Old Cemetery, Convoy.

Family flowers only please. In compliance with current Government and HSE guidelines, wake, funeral and interment are strictly private to family only please.

Colm McLaughlin, Linsfort, Buncrana

The death has taken of Colm McLaughlin, Linsfort, Buncrana.

Removal from Porter's Funeral Home, Meenagorey, Buncrana on Wednesday, December 2 at 1.45pm to arrive at Star of the Sea Church, Desertegney at 2pm to repose overnight.

Funeral Mass on Thursday, December 3 at 11am with burial afterwards in the adjoining graveyard.

Due to HSE and Government guidelines, wake and funeral are private to family only please.

Donations in lieu of flowers to Desertegney Parish Office.

Brendan Merrifield, Bundoran

The death has taken place of Brendan Merrifield, Drumacrin Rd, Bundoran. Beloved husband of Valerie and loving father to Kevin and Neil. Deeply regretted by his loving wife, sons, brother Gerard (Ballyshannon), sisters Sylvia (Canada) and Imelda (England) and all his nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. 

Reposing privately for family and friends at Breslin's Funeral Home, West End, Bundoran.

Sheila McNern, Ballyshannon

The death has taken place of Sheila McNern, Market Street, Ballyshannon. Reposing at her son Karol and daughter-in-law Paula’s residence, Corlea, Ballyshannon, F94 A521.

Due to current restrictions, the wake is for family and close friends, please. Removal on Wednesday, with funeral cortége via The Knather, to arrive at St. Patrick’s Church, Ballyshannon for Mass of the Resurrection at 11am, with interment in St Josephs Cemetery, The Rock. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if so desired, to The North West Hospice, The Mall, Sligo, C/o Patrick McKenna Funeral Directors or any family member. Those wishing to offer their condolences can do so through Patrick McKenna Funeral Directors, Ballyshannon on 087 2485819. The Mass will be streamed live on

Esther Sheridan, Rathmullan

The death has taken place of Esther Sheridan, Craig, Rathmullan.

Deeply regretted by her loving family, Jim, Eunan, Martin, Mary, Sally, Evelyn, Eugene, Nuala and Celia, sons in law, daughters in law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family and friends. Predeceased by her husband Thomas and son John.

In accordance with H.S.E. and Government guidelines, wake and funeral are private to family only.

Remains reposing at her home. Funeral Mass on Wednesday, December 2 at 12 noon in St Joseph’s Church, Rathmullan. Burial afterwards in Rathmullan Cemetery.

Funeral mass can be viewed on MCN Media St Jospeh’s Church Rathmullan on the following link:

Catherine Toolan, née Dunnion, Corefrin, Ballybofey

The death has occurred of Catherine Toolan formerly of Birmingham, England and formerly of Corefrin, Ballybofey. Beloved wife of the late William Toolan, devoted mother of Liam, Caroline, Martina, John, Yvonne, Michael, Justin, Fiona, much-loved sister of Peter, Gerard, Grace, Margaret, Con, Brendan, Brigid and the late Pat and Michael. Sadly missed by her son and daughters in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchild, brothers, sisters and all other extended family and friends and neighbours.

Requiem Mass will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Lozells, Birmingham on Monday, December 7 at 10.45 am. Interment afterwards in Quinton Cemetery. Immediate family only due to current Covid-19 restrictions. The Requiem Mass will be streamed live via the Parish weblink at St Francis Church, Handsworth, Birmingham - Live Stream (

Donations in lieu of flowers, if so desired, to Dementia UK at

George Morrow of Forquar, Milford

The death has taken place at a Belfast hospital of George Morrow formerly of Forquar, Milford.

Funeral Service in Milford Presbyterian Church at 12, noon, on Wednesday, December 2 followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Family Flowers only. Due to current Government Restrictions, the Funeral Service and burial will be private to family only.

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