28 May 2022

Deaths in Donegal, Tuesday morning, January 18

May they rest in peace

Deaths in Donegal

Deaths in Donegal

The following deaths have taken place:

- Breedge McBrearty, Mountcharles

- Hubert Doherty, Greencastle

- Ena Noonan, Cork and Letterkenny

- Mary Kelly, Killybegs

- John Boyce, Carrigart

- John Kelly,  Buncrana, formerly Derry

- Mary Dobson, Letterkenny and St Johnston

- Teresa O'Donnell, Dungloe

- Victor Irwin, Donegal Town

- Kathleen Delucchi, San Francisco/Carndonagh

Breedge McBrearty, Mullinbouys, Mountcharles 

The death has occurred of Breedge McBrearty (née McGroarty), Mullinbouys, Mountcharles, peacefully at her home.

Funeral cortege will leave her home on Wednesday morning at 11.30am travelling via the Cranny Road to arrive at the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Frosses for 12 noon Funeral Mass with interment afterwards in the Cranny Road Cemetery, Frosses.

House Strictly private please at the request of the deceased. 

Family flowers only. Donations in lieu to Donegal Hospice care of any family member or John McGowan Funeral Directors.

Breedge will be sadly missed by her loving husband Patsy, her sons Pat, Aidy, Sean and Éamonn, her daughters Ailish, Roisin and Nuala, her sister Mary (Ballyshannon) her brother Sean (Doorin), sister in law Mary, sons in law and daughters in laws grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family and friends. 

Please adhere to the current Covid guidelines at the church and cemetery with capacity limited to 50% for the funeral Mass. 

Her funeral Mass can be viewed on 

Hubert Doherty, Ballybrack, Greencastle

The death has taken place at Letterkenny University Hospital of Hubert Doherty, Ballybrack, Greencastle.

Hubert’s remains are reposing at his home. Family and friends welcome.

Funeral from there on Thursday at 10.30am for 11am Requiem Mass in St Mary’s Church, Ballybrack followed by burial in the adjoining graveyard.

Family flowers only, donations if desired to the Donegal Hospice, c/o any family member.

Please adhere to Covid guidelines including social distancing, handshaking and mask wearing.

Ena Noonan, Cork and Letterkenny

The death has occurred of Ena Noonan (née Gallagher), Model Farm Road, Cork / Letterkenny.

Dearly loved wife of the late Joe, loving mother of Joe, Eamonn, John, Mary (O’Mahony) and Eileen, dear sister of Sean, Con, Patricia and the late Eamonn, Mary, Séamus, Anna, Brian and Eileen.

Sadly missed by her loving family, daughters-in-law Mary, Ingrid and Lorraine, son-in-law Ray, her eleven grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Reposing in the Wilton Funeral Home, Sarsfield Road of Jerh O’Connor Ltd on Tuesday, January 18 from 5.30pm to 6.30pm for family and close friends.

Requiem Mass at 12 noon on Wednesday, January 19 in the Church of the Holy Spirit, Dennehy’s Cross which can be viewed on

Funeral afterwards to St. Finbarr’s Cemetery.

Family flowers only, please. Donations, if desired, to Marymount Hospice. All those attending funeral services are asked to please respect social distancing guidelines.


Mary Kelly, Killybegs

The death has occurred of Mary Kelly, Lisnaclaya, Killybegs. 

Predeceased by her father Daniel, mother Annie and brother Gerard. Sadly missed by her loving husband Matt (Martin), brothers Frankie Jimmy, John, Paul, Daniel, Kevin and Pat, sisters Kathleen, Anne, Rita and Nuala, sisters in law, brothers in law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Removal from her home on Wednesday morning at 10.30am to St Mary of the Visitation Church, Killybegs for 11am Funeral Mass. Burial afterwards in the local cemetery. Mass will be streamed live on

Current Covid restrictions apply at all times as to wearing of face masks and no handshaking. 

Family flowers only please donations in lieu, if desired, to Donegal Hospice care of any family member or McBrearty Funeral Directors. House strictly private to family.


John Boyce, Carrigart

The sudden death has taken place at Letterkenny University Hospital of John (Willie) Boyce, Tullagh, Carrigart.

His remains are reposing at his late residence.

Funeral from there on Wednesday morning, January 19 going to the Church of St John the Baptist, Carrigart for Requiem Mass at 11am followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Wake and funeral are private to family and friends only please.


John Kelly,  Buncrana, formerly Derry

The death has occurred of John Kelly, 15 Knockalla Drive, Buncrana and formerly Derry.

Beloved husband of Anita, much-loved father of Sean and Anna and dear brother of Kevin, Donal, Terence, Mary, Donna and Nuala.

Remains reposing at his late residence. 

Removal on Thursday morning, January 20 at 9.15am going to St Mary’s Oratory, Buncrana for Requiem Mass at 10am.

Interment immediately afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery, Cockhill.

The house is strictly private to family only on the morning of the funeral. John’s Requiem Mass can be viewed on

Family time please from 10pm to 11am.

Family flowers only please. Please adhere to current Covid guidelines. All enquiries to Shaun Murphy 0868093110.


Mary Dobson, Letterkenny and St Johnston

The death has occurred of Mary (May) Dobson, née Magee, Westhill, Letterkenny and formerly of St Johnston.

Reposing at Cunningham Funeral Home, Clonsilla Village, Dublin 15 on Tuesday, January 18 from 5pm to 7pm.

Funeral Service on Wednesday, January 19 in Conwal Parish Church, Letterkenny at 12 noon followed by burial in Gortlee Cemetery.

Family flowers only please. Donations if desired to the Irish Cancer Society.


Teresa O'Donnell, Dungloe 

The death has occurred in Dungloe District Hospital of Teresa O’Donnell, Chapel Road, Dungloe.

Her remains are reposing at her late residence.

Funeral Mass on Tuesday at 12 noon in St Crona’s Church, Dungloe with interment afterwards in the local cemetery.

House private on the morning of the funeral.


Victor Irwin, Donegal Town 

The death has occurred of Victor Irwin, Orbeg, Donegal Town.

He died peacefully at Sligo University Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Predeceased by his parents, Tom and Louisa, his brothers, Richard and Norman. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by his loving wife, Kathleen, his daughters Linda and Margaret and his son Joseph, son-in-law Aiden, grandchildren, Joshua and Ryan, his sister Margaret Killick (England), extended family, neighbours and friends.

Remains reposing at his late residence.

Removal from there on Tuesday, January 18 at 1.30pm, going to Killymard Parish Church of Ireland (Ballydevitt) for service at 2pm, followed by burial afterwards in Edrim Glebe cemetery.

Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if so desired, to Donegal Community Hospital, Donegal Town. Family, friends and neighbours welcome at the house, Covid guidelines apply.


Kathleen Delucchi, San Francisco/Carndonagh

The death has taken place in San Francisco, California of Kathleen Delucchi (née Doherty) (Neddy) formerly of Bridge Street, Carndonagh.

Her Funeral will take place at St Peter and Paul Church, San Francisco on Tuesday, January 18.


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