13 Aug 2022

Deaths in Donegal - Monday morning, August 1, 2022

Death notices for Donegal for Tuesday, May 2nd

Death notices for Donegal on Monday morning

The following deaths have occurred:

Noel Dooley, Ballybofey / Dublin

Thomas Mac Giolla Bhríde, Gaoth Dobhair / Gola Island

Kathleen Sweeney, Sligo / Ballybofey

Michael Harkin, Limerick / Dublin / Donegal

John Gorry, Buncrana

Robert Noel Edwards, Newtowncunningham

Gareth Friel, Buncrana

- Jarlath Ward, Ballyshannon

- Peggy Fitzgerald, Bundoran

- Theodore Weber, Dublin / Donegal

- Brigid McAuley, Letterkenny

- Patricia Gill, Reading / Malin

Noel Dooley, Ballybofey / Dublin

The death has occurred at St James Hospital, Dublin, of Noel Dooley, 9 Millbrook Heights, Navenny, Ballybofey and formerly of Finglas, Dublin.

Beloved husband of Patricia, dearly loved father to Paul and James, devoted brother of Ken, John, Nigel, Dessie, Margaret, Anne, Adele. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by his loving wife, sons, brothers, sisters, daughter-in-law Lisa, grandson Ben extended family, neighbours and friends.

His remains are reposing at Mc Cool’s Chapel of Rest, Ballybofey, with visiting time on Monday from 7pm to 9pm and on Tuesday from 6pm to 9pm.

Funeral leaving from there on Wednesday at 9.30am for Requiem Mass at 10am in The Church of Mary Immaculate, Stranorlar. Cremation will take place afterwards at Glasnevin Crematorium, Dublin. The Requiem Mass will be streamed live via the Parish Webcam at

Donations in lieu of flowers, if so desired, to the Oncology Ward, Letterkenny University Hospital, care of any family member.

Thomas Mac Giolla Bhríde, Gaoth Dobhair / Gola Island

The death has taken place at Letterkenny University Hospital of Thomas (Willie Joe) Mac Giolla Bhríde of Coitín, Derrybeg, originally from Gola Island.

Predeceased by his wife Rose, brother Joe and sister Agnes, he will be sadly missed by his sons Declan and Mark, daughters-in-law Eibhlín and Caroline, grandchildren, sister Rosaleen, brothers Antoin and Hugh and extended family and friends.

His remains will repose at Roarty's Funeral Home, Derrybeg (F92 DN4X), on Monday from 2pm to 8pm and on Tuesday from 2pm to 6.45pm. Removal afterwards to St Mary's Church, Derrybeg, to repose overnight.

Funeral Mass on Wednesday at 11am, with interment afterwards in Magheragallon Cemetery.

The Funeral Mass can be viewed live on Kieran Roarty Funeral Director's Facebook page

Kathleen Sweeney, Sligo / Ballybofey

The death has occurred at  Sligo University Hospital of Kathleen Sweeney, Collery Drive, Cranmore, Sligo, and formerly of Ballybofey and Knappaghmore, Sligo.

Sadly missed by her sons, Martin, Paul and Kieran, sister Ann (UK), brothers Laurence (County Clare), Liam (UK), Brian (Ballybofey), Gerry (UK) and Paddy (UK).

Her remains are reposing at the Nazareth House Chapel, Church Hill, Sligo on Monday from 4pm with removal at 5.30pm to St Anne’s Church, Sligo arriving at 6pm.

Mass of Christian burial on Tuesday at 2.30pm with burial afterwards in St Patrick’s Cemetery, Scarden, Strandhill Road, Sligo.

Enquiries to Seamus Feehily & Son, Funeral Directors, Upper John Street, Sligo.

Michael Harkin, Limerick / Dublin / Donegal

The death has occurred of Michael (Joseph) (Seph) Harkin, Avonmore Road, Raheen, Limerick, formerly of Clontarf, Dublin and Donegal.

Beloved husband of the late Terry; dearly loved father of Tony, Declan, Sina, Oonagh and the late Niall. Sadly missed by his daughters-in-law Ann, Louise and Joy, son-in-law James, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brother Niall, sisters Sheila, Eveleen, Maureen and Noreen, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, extended family and friends; predeceased by his brothers Jackie and Donnie.

His remains are reposing at Thompson’s Funeral Home, Thomas Street on Wednesday from 5.30pm to 7pm.

Funeral arriving at St Paul’s Church, Dooradoyle, on Thursday for Requiem Mass at 12 noon with burial afterwards in Castlemungret Cemetery.

Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to Milford Care Centre. 

John Gorry, Buncrana

The death has taken place of John Gorry, Tonduff, Linsfort, Buncrana.

His remains are reposing at his residence.

Funeral from there on Monday at 10.15am travelling to Star of The Sea Church, Desertegney for 11am Requiem Mass with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Donations if desired to Donegal Hospice c/o Porter Funeral Directors.

Robert Noel Edwards, Newtowncunningham

The death has taken place at Letterkenny University Hospital of Robert Noel (Bertie) Edwards .

Dearly beloved Husband of Avril;devoted father of Kathi and Robbie; dear father-in-law of Paul and Anna; loving grandfather of David, Joel, Matthew and Alice.

Funeral Service will take place at his home, The Moyle, Newtowncunningham on Wednesday at 12 noon, followed by burial in Newtowncunningham Presbyterian Church burial ground.

House private. Family Flowers only.  

Gareth Friel, Buncrana

The death has occurred at James Connolly Memorial Hospital, Carndonagh of Gareth Friel, Lisnakelly, Buncrana F93DD42.

Much loved son of Liam and Mary and dear brother of Liam, Coreen, Louise, Aisling, Leanne, Damien, Adrian, Emmett, Raymond, Naoimh and the late Mark.

His remains are reposing at his late residence. Family time please from 11pm to 11am.

Removal from his home at 10.15am on Tuesday to St Mary’s Church, Cockhill for Requiem Mass at 11am followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery. Mass can be viewed on

Family flowers only please; donations in lieu, if desired, to James Connolly Memorial Hospital Patients Comfort Fund c/o any family member or Murphy Funeral Directors.

Jarlath Ward, Ballyshannon

The death has occurred of Jarlath Ward, Legaltion, Ballyshannon. 

Beloved son of the late James and Una Ward, loving husband of Marie, dearly loved father of Paul (Eileen), Fiona (Patrick); predeceased by his son Damien (Carina); adored granddad to Darragh, Ailish, Shane, Jason, James, Kate and Senan, great-grandchild Bradleigh, sisters Rosemary and Margaret, brother in law Joe, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

His remains are reposing at the family home on Monday from 3pm until 8pm for walk-through only, private at all other times. A one-way traffic system will be in place, enter from the Rossnowlagh Legalation Road and leave via Parkhill Road.

Removal on Tuesday at 10.15am going to St Patrick's Church for 11am Mass of the Resurrection followed by interment in Abbey Cemetery. Mass can be viewed on www.churchservicestv/stpatricksballyshannon

Family flowers only.

Please be mindful of the current rise in Covid-19 while attending the wake and funeral by wearing face coverings in the home and church. 

Peggy Fitzgerald, Bundoran

The death has occurred of Peggy Fitzgerald (née Martin) Main Street and Newtown, Bundoran. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at the residence of her daughter and son-in-law Anna Marie and Liam Stewart, Newtown, Bundoran.

Beloved wife of the late Richard Fitzgerald and mother of the late Frances Tighe. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by her loving family, daughters Anna Marie and husband Liam Stewart, Karen and husband Noel Gallagher, sons Joe and wife Máire, Richard and wife Briohny, her beloved grandchildren Emily, Ellen, James, Sarah, Adam, Susan, David, Ella and Kai, her brother Jimmy Martin (Corratillan, Cavan) and all her many relatives, neighbours and friends.

Removak on Monday at 10.30am, driving via East End and Main Street, Bundoran to arrive at the Church of Our Lady Star of the Sea, Bundoran for Mass of the Resurrection at 11am with burial afterwards in St Ninnidh's Cemetery, Newtown, Bundoran.

The funeral Mass can be viewed live on

As a mark of respect, Waves Cafe and Fitzgerald's Surfworld Shop, Main Street, Bundoran will remain closed until Tuesday.

Further enquiries to Donal Breslin at Breslin's Funeral Home on 0862492036

Theodore Weber, Dublin / Donegal

The death has occurred of Theodore Weber, late of Woodbrook Park, Templeogue, Dublin and Cronasillagh, County Donegal. 

Predeceased by his brothers Richard and James and his sister Áine; deeply regretted by his loving family, his wife Anne, children Con, Gráinne, Nuala, Aonghus, sister Sr Eilis, brothers Eamonn and Eugene, sisters-in-law, Eileen, Margaret, Mary, Margaret and Jacinta, brothers-in-law Barry and Mike, grandchildren, Dimitry, Phil, Emilia, Jade, Zoe, Oisín, Saibh, Tomás, Olwen, Angel and Xana Maria, great-grandchild Robin and their parents Ilona, Aldo, Adam, Liza and Tom.

Funeral Mass at 11am on Monday in The Priory, Tallaght Village and afterwards to Kilternan Cemetery Park.

Brigid McAuley, Letterkenny

The death has occurred at Hillcrest Nursing Home, Letterkenny of Brigid (Bride) McAuley, formerly of 84 Lower Main Street, Letterkenny.

Her remains reposed overnight at St Eunan’s Cathedral.

Funeral Mass on Monday at 11am followed by interment in Leck Cemetery.

Funeral Mass can be viewed live on

Family flowers only. Donations if desired to Donegal Hospice and Hillcrest Nursing Home C/O any family member or Con McDaid Funeral Director.

Patricia Gill, Reading / Malin

The death has taken place in Woodley, Reading, England of Patricia (Patsy) Gill, née Logue, formerly of Malin.

Former Primary School teacher at Culkeeny National School.

Beloved wife of John and mother of Paul, Aiden, Catherine and Fiona.

A service will take place in Lagg Chapel on Tuesday at 11am with interment of her ashes immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. 

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