03 Dec 2021

Deaths in Donegal, Thursday evening, October 21

May they rest in peace

Deaths in Donegal

Deaths in Donegal

The following deaths have taken place:

- John McFadden, Annagry

- Sr Catherine Gibbons, Enniskillen and Ballintra 

- Rosaleen Molloy, Milford 

- Johnny Bonner, Dungloe 

- Michael Carr, Kilcar

- Danny Mc Elroy, Magheroarty, Gortahork

- John Joseph Doherty, Porthall, Lifford

- Connell Hegarty, Teelin 

John McFadden, Calhame, Annagry

The death has taken place of John McFadden, Calhame, Annagry.

He passed peacefully on Thursday morning at his home surrounded by family after a brief illness bravely fought.

He will be sadly missed by his wife Kathleen, sons and daughters, Claire, Marion, Jim, Danny, Bartley and Mairead, grandchildren Emily, Abigail, Conor, Jack and Jamie, sons in law Ivan Merzagora and Gerry Kinsella, daughters in law Maggie Green and Elizabeth Wallace, extended family and neighbours.

His remains are reposing at his late residence.

Funeral Mass on Saturday at 11am in the Star of the Sea Church, Annagry with interment afterwards in the adjoining graveyard.

Please adhere to guidelines regarding social distancing, hand shaking and wearing a mask in the wake house and the church.

Sr Catherine (Kathleen) Gibbons, Scaffog Avenue, Enniskillen, and Ballintra 

The death has occurred of Sr Catherine (Kathleen) Gibbons, Scaffog Avenue, Enniskillen, and Ballintra.

Sisters of Mercy, Enniskillen and Ballyshannon and formerly of Ballintra,  peacefully at the South West Acute Hospital, Enniskillen.

Much loved sister of Michael (Teresa), Eamon (and the late Pat) and Briege Norris (Oliver). Sadly missed and remembered by her beloved nieces and nephews, grandnephews, extended family and Sisters of Mercy, Northern Province. 

Reposing at her home Scaffog Avenue, Enniskillen on Friday from 4pm to 6 pm.

Funeral Mass in St Patrick's Church, Ballyshannon at 11am on Saturday followed by burial in St Brigid's Cemetery, Ballintra.

Due to current Covid guidelines, reposing of Sr Catherine's remains and Funeral Mass will be private to family, Sisters of Mercy and close friends only.#

Sr Catherine's funeral Mass can lived streamed on 

Rosaleen Molloy, Lough Road, Milford

The death has taken place in Áras Uí Dhomhnaill Nursing Home, Milford of Rosaleen Molloy, Lough Road, Milford.

Predeceased by her husband Mick. Deeply regretted by her loving family, daughter Anne, son Ronan, son-in-law Aidan, daughter-in-law Sharon, grandchildren Ava, Kayla, Niamh and Keira, extended family and friends.

Remains will repose at her home. House private this evening, Thursday, October 21. Neighbours and friends welcome from 12 noon tomorrow, Friday.

Requiem Mass on Saturday, October 23 at 11am in St Peter’s Church, Milford. Burial afterwards in Milford Cemetery.

Funeral Mass can be viewed on Church Services TV St Peter’s Church Milford on the following link:

Family flowers only. Donations if desired to Áras Uí Dhomhnaill Patients’ Comfort Fund, c/o Patrick Sweeney Funeral Directors.

Johnny Bonner, Meendrain, Dungloe

The death has occurred at the Donegal Hospice of Johnny Bonner, Meendrain, Dungloe, former Head Principal of Arranmore School.

His remains reposed at McGlynn’s Funeral Home from this afternoon, Thursday from 3pm-5pm followed by removal to his late residence.

House private to family and friends only please

Funeral Mass on Saturday at 10am in St Patrick’s Church, Meenacross with interment afterwards in Dungloe Cemetery.

Family flowers only. Donations if desired to the Donegal Hospice, c/o any family member or Shaun McGlynn Funeral Director.

Michael Carr, Shalvey, Kilcar

The death has occurred of Michael Carr, Shalvey, Kilcar.

Removal from his home on Friday at 10.30am for Funeral Mass in St Cartha's Church, Kilcar, at 11am. Interment afterwards in Kilcar Cemetery.

Covid restrictions apply.

Danny Mc Elroy, Magheroarty, Gortahork

The peaceful death has occurred in Aras Gaoth Dobhair of Danny Mc Elroy of Magheroarty, Gortahork.

Predeceased by his wife Mary, survived by his nieces, nephews and a circle of family and friends.

His remains are reposing at Christ the King Church, Gortahork. Rosary will be live from Christ the King Church on Thursday at 6.30pm.

Requiem Mass takes place on Friday, followed by burial in the local graveyard. 

Mass and Rosary can be viewed live on

Due to Government and HSE restrictions the funeral will be private to family and friends.

Suaimhneas síoraí dá anam uasal.

John Joseph Doherty, Block 5, Porthall, Lifford

The peaceful death has occurred, at home, surrounded by his loving family, of John Joseph Doherty, Block 5, Porthall, Lifford

Lovingly and sadly missed by his wife Margaret Rose, his sons and daughters Shaun, Gabriel, Darryl, Yvonne (Barnett), Laura and Paul, his daughters-in-law, son-in-law and their partners, Pauline, Jacqueline, Ann, Mark, Denzil, and Laura, his beloved grandchildren, great-grandchildren; sadly missed by his brothers and sisters Sadie, Maureen, Rose, Christina, Pauline, Carmel, Geraldine, Lawrence, Margaret, Liam, brothers-in-laws, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.

John was predeceased by his parents, Danny and Nellie, his sister and brother Bridie and Hugh James. May John rest in peace.

His remains are reposing at his late residence.

Funeral from there on Friday morning at 10.20am going to St Patrick’s Church, Murlog, for 11am Requiem Mass with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Family flowers welcome or/and donations if desired to Little Angels School and Donegal Down Syndrome Association c/o any family member or Kelly’s Funeral Directors, Oakfield, Raphoe.

Connell Hegarty, Bunglas Road, Teelin

The death has occurred of Connell Hegarty, Bunglas Road, Teelin.

Predeceased by his loving wife Minnie, his son Conal Eamonn and his daughter Rita. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by his loving daughters Teresa and Geraldine, his sons-in-law, Seán, Pius and Bobby, his daughter-in-law Sandra, his grandchildren, brother Pádraig (Falcarragh), sisters Kathleen Flannery (Dingle) and Teresa Murphy (New Jersey), sisters-in-law Kathleen Hegarty and Teresa O'Donnell (Glenties), his many nieces and nephews and a wide circle of relatives and friends.

Ar dhéis Dé go raibh a hanam dilís

His remains are reposing at his late residence. Family, friends and neighbours welcome.

Funeral from there on Friday, going to St Columba’s Church, Carrick, for 11.00am Requiem Mass which can be viewed online at

Burial will take place afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

All those attending are asked to please respect social distancing guidelines.

Family flowers only please; donations if wished to the Donegal Cancer Care c/o Curran’s Funeral Services, Carrick.


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