03 Jul 2022

Deaths in Donegal - Friday morning, June 3, 2022

Death notices for Donegal. Sunday, February 24

Death notices for Donegal on Friday morning

The following deaths have taken place:

Joan Moya Evans, Bruckless

Maureen McFadden, Carrigans

Michael O'Donnell, Kilcar

Phil Ward, Meath / Ballyshannon

Donna Marie McCarron, Fahan

Barbara Sheridan, Rathmullan

Frank McCaffrey, Dublin / Ballyshannon 

Mary Teresa McDonald, Moville

Jack Patton, Ballybofey

Conn Smyth, Carndonagh

Rose Keane, Dublin / Redcastle

Dan Breen, Dublin / Letterkenny

Georgie Duffin, Buncrana

Anna Gill, Creeslough / London

Joan Moya Evans, Bruckless

The death has occurred peacefully in her own home of Joan Moya Evans (née McDowell), Bruckless.

Predeceased by her son William and her husband Clive, she will be sadly missed by her children Alexander and Jane, her grandchildren Ava, Conall, Owen, Joanna and Leo, her daughter-in-law Natasha and her son-in-law Brendan, her sister Rosemary and her brother John and by all her extended family and many friends.

Her remains will repose at her home from 3pm to 9pm on Friday. House strictly private at all other times.

Funeral service will be at 12 noon on Saturday in St John's Church, Killybegs (F94 HE27), followed by private cremation.

Please limit flowers to those grown in your garden only.

Maureen McFadden, Carrigans

The death has occurred peacefully at Altnagelvin Hospital of Maureen McFadden (née McCauley), Pump Street, Carrigans and formerly of 33 St Brigid’s Avenue, Pennyburn, Derry.

Beloved wife of the late James, dear daughter of the late James and Jean, loving sister of Harry, Helen, Tony, Pamela, Betty and the late Charlie, Tom, Barney and Billy and a dear and loving aunt to all her nieces and nephews.

Funeral leaving her home on Saturday at 10:15 am to St Baithan’s Church, St Johnston for Requiem Mass at 11am with interment afterwards in All Saints Cemetery, Newtowncunningham.

Michael O'Donnell, Kilcar

The death has occurred of Michael O'Donnell, Towney, Kilcar.

Beloved husband of his heartbroken wife Bridie, loving Stepfather to Helen, adored Grandfather to Eoin and Emma. He will be sadly missed by his heartbroken brother John and wife Monica, his loving sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters Mai and Martina, nieces, nephews and close friends.

His remains are leaving his home on Sunday at 10am for private cremation at Lakelands Crematorium, Cavan at 1pm. House is strictly private please, at the request of the deceased. 

Phil Ward, Meath / Ballyshannon, Donegal

The death has occurred of Phil (Philip) Ward, Cavan Road, Oldcastle, Meath and formerly Corlea, Ballyshannon.

Predeceased by his brother Willie John (Bill), sister Ellen, nephew Gerard and niece Theresa. Beloved husband to Chris, loving father to Sandra and Gary, father-in-law to Fergus, Grandfather to Arlene, Cíara, Conán, Oisín, Ruairí and Fiachra, and their partners Keith, Courtney and Frank. He will be deeply missed by his wife, children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews

Reposing at his family home on Friday until 8pm.

Removal from his residence on Saturday, June 4 for Funeral Mass at 11am at St Brigid's Church, Oldcastle with burial afterwards in the local cemetery. The funeral may be viewed via

 Donna Marie McCarron, Fahan

The death has taken place in Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA of Donna Marie McCarron. She was born in Portlaoise on May 15, 1983 and passed away at the Bayfront Health Center in St Petersburg Florida on  April 30, 2022.

She is sadly missed by her father and stepmother James McCarron and Monica Galligan (Lisfannon, Fahan), her mother Mary Evans and sister Anne Evans (Florida, USA), her aunts and uncles and her Conneely, Cullen, Doherty, Galligan, Holland, McBride, McCarron, Mulhern, and Wright cousins. Donna was predeceased by her grandparents, Joe and Maggie McCarron of Leiter, Urris, Clonmany, County Donegal, and Jim and Annie Holland of Carlow.

The Month's Mind Mass for Donna will take place on Sunday at 10am at St Michael's Chapel, Urris, Clonmany. At the request of the deceased, her remains have been donated for medical research.

Barbara Sheridan, Rathmullan

The peaceful death has taken place at her home of Barbara Sheridan, nee Duffy (Ní Dubtaig), Main Street, Rathmullan and formerly of Fintown.

Her remains will repose at her home.

House strictly private please.

Requiem Mass on Saturday at 11am in St Joseph’s Church, Rathmullan followed by burial in Rathmullan cemetery.

Funeral Mass can be viewed live on

Family flowers only. Donations if desired to the Donegal Hospice C/O any family member.

Frank McCaffrey, Dublin / Ballyshannon

The death has occurred of Frank McCaffrey, Kilmacud, Dublin and Ballyshannon.

Beloved husband for 62 years of Renee and adored father of Derek, Colin, Niall, Frankie and Hazel, he passed away on May 31  peacefully in his 90th year with his family by his side at Blackrock Clinic. Former Managing Director of McGrattan, Kenny & McCaffrey Ltd, and President of the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) and ECA Ireland. He will be deeply missed by his family, his thirteen grandchildren, great-granddaughter, daughters-in-law, son-in-law, nephew, friends, neighbours, and work colleagues.

His remains are reposing at Flanagan's Funeral Home, Dundrum D14 F3X2 on Friday from 3 pm to 5 pm.

Removal on Saturday morning to the Church of St Thérèse, Mount Merrion arriving at 09.50 am for Funeral Mass at 10 am. The Mass, may be viewed at

Committal prayers will take place at noon in the Garden Chapel, Mount Jerome, Harold’s Cross

Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu to the RNLI at

Mary Teresa McDonald, Moville

The death has taken place of Mary Teresa McDonald, St Finian’s Park, Moville.

Mary Teresa’s Funeral Mass will take place on Friday at 2pm in St Pius X Church, Moville followed by burial in Ballybrack Cemetery.

Jack Patton, Ballybofey

The death has taken place at Letterkenny University Hospital of Jack Patton, Aughavoy, Ballybofey, F93 Y721.

His remains are reposing at his residence on Friday from 2pm to 11pm.

Funeral from there on Saturday at 1.30pm for service in Kilteevogue Parish Church at 2pm with burial afterwards in the family plot in Stranorlar Parish Church.

Family flowers only please. Donations if desired to Cloghan Day Centre C/O any family member.

Conn Smyth, Carndonagh

The death has taken place at his home of Conn Smyth, Carrick, Carndonagh.

Former teacher at St Peter’s Secondary School Derry, founding member of Inishowen Gun Club, and antique books trader. He is survived by his wife Janice Smyth (née Scott), sister Mary Antony Smyth O’Connor and his daughters Fiona, Sinéad, Deirdre and Mairéad.

He gifted his body to research in Parkinson’s Disease and Cancer at the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin. His family are very proud that his death will give hope to others. 

To honour his passing there will be a small gathering of family and friends at his home on Saturday, June 11 from 3pm with a Memorial Celebration by the family at 3.30pm.

Rose Keane, Dublin / Redcastle

The death has occurred of Rose Keane (née Murphy), Balheary, Swords, County Dublin and formerly of Ballyargus, Redcastle.

Beloved wife of the late Mossie and loving mother of Ellen, Mary, Rosaleen, Patrick and Christopher, she is sadly missed by her sons-in-law James, John, Adrian, daughters-in-law Christine and Amanda grandchildren Katie, Elisha, Rosanna, Sean, Peter, Alison, Michael, Andrew, Chrissie, Amber, Christian, Kayleigh, Cathal, Adam, Rosie and Clara Jane, great-grandchildren Aurora, Skye and the late baby Tommy, her beloved sisters Marjorie, Myra, Patricia, Kathleen, Rita and predeceased by her brother Michael. Deeply regretted by her brothers-in-law Pat, John, Michael, Donal, Ralph, sister-in-law Ann, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Removal from her home on Friday morning to Church of the Immaculate Conception Church, Balheary arriving for 10am Mass followed by funeral to Rolestown Cemetery.

Dan Breen, Dublin / Letterkenny

The death has occurred of Dan Breen, Letterkenny and formerly of Raheny, Dublin.

Loving husband of Ann and father of Edel and Daniel; adoring grandfather of Mollie, Sam, Jamie, Chloe, Rory and Hannah. Sadly missed by his loving family, sister Mary, son-in-law Michael, nieces, nephews, relatives, extended family in the film and transport industry, and the many whose lives he touched.

Removal from his home on Friday morning to St Monica’s Church, Edenmore arriving for 11am Requiem Mass, followed by burial in St Fintan’s Cemetery, Sutton. 

Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to HHT Ireland click here to donate online or you can use the donation box which will be provided at church.

Georgie Duffin, Buncrana

The death has occurred of Georgie Duffin (née O'Hara), Marian Park, Buncrana in Florida, USA.

Funeral service will take place on Friday in Fort Lauderdale at 11am.  

Anna Gill, Creeslough / London

The death has occurred peacefully at Carrick House Nursing Home of Anna Gill (née McBride), Harrow, London, formerly of Doe Point, Creesslough.

Predeceased by her husband Steve, she is sadly missed by her loving family: daughters Marie, Suzanne and Linda; sons-in-law Liam, Les and Jackie; grandchildren Stephen, Sean, Andrew, Mark, Robert, Lucy and Katy; great-grandchildren Thomas, Daniel, Madison, Ayda-Leigh and Nancy.

Funeral Mass will be on Friday, June 17 at 10am at St Joseph's Catholic Church, 191 High Road, Harrow Weald HA3 5EE, followed by cremation at Breakspear Crematorium, Breakspear Road, Ruislip, HA4 7SJ.

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