16 Jan 2022

Deaths in Donegal, Saturday evening, January 15, 2022

Deaths in Donegal, Saturday, January 15, 2022

The following deaths have taken place:

- Charlie Doherty, Kerrykeel

- Margaret Lafferty, Stranorlar 

- Mary Greene, Inch Island

- Alice Simkins, Greencastle

- Kathleen Delucchi, San Francisco/Carndonagh

- Margaret (Larry) Gallagher (née Cannon) Ardara

- Kathleen (Kay) Kenny (née Duffy), Dublin/Buncrana 

- Breda Bonner, Gweedore/Longford

Charlie Doherty, Kerrykeel

The death has occurred of Charlie Doherty, Mill Road, Kerrykeel, January 15, 2022, peacefully at Letterkenny University Hospital.

Predeceased by his wife Mary Ellen. Deeply regretted by his loving family, John, Domnic, Theresa, Anne, Kathleen, Julie, Liam and Michael, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchild, extended family and friends.

Remains will repose at his home from 6pm today, Saturday January 15. Family, neighbours and close friends welcome.

Requiem Mass on Monday at 11am in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Kerrykeel. Burial afterwards in Milford Cemetery.

Funeral mass can be viewed on Milford and Kerrykeel Parish Facebook Page on the following link here.

Family flowers only. Donations if desired, to Coronary Care Unit, Letterkenny University Hospital, c/o any family member or Patrick Sweeney Funeral Directors.

Margaret Lafferty,  Stranorlar

The death has occurred in her 103rd year of Margaret Lafferty retired N.T. Lower Main Street, Stranorlar. Deeply regretted by her sons Shaun, Michael, Hugo, Francis. Predeceased by her late husband Collins, granddaughter Rebecca, brothers John, Francie, Hugh, sisters Nan and Mary. Sadly missed by her daughters in law, grandchildren, great grandchildren,nephews, nieces, extended family and friends.

Reposing at her home from 6pm Saturday January 15. Funeral leaving her late residence on Monday January 17 at 10.30am for Requiem Mass in the Church of Mary Immaculate, Stranorlar at 11am. Interment afterwards in St.Patrick’s Churchyard, Crossroads, Killygordon Cemetery. Requiem Mass will be streamed live via Parish Webcam at

In compliance with current HSE and Government restrictions the House, and Funeral will be Strictly Private to the family only, please.

Mary Green, Benault, Inch Island

The death has occurred at Letterkenny University Hospital of Mary Green née O'Connor, Benault, Inch Island.

Predeceased by husband John. Much loved mother of William, Teresa, John, Daniel, Siobhan, Joe, Matthew, Benny, Oliver, Eunan and Gabriel and dear sister of John O'Connor and Peggy Harkin.

Deeply regretted and will be sadly missed by her sons, daughters, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, her brother, sister, extended family, friends and neighbours.

Her remains will be reposing at Murphy's Funeral Home on Saturday January 15 and Sunday January 16 from 3pm to 7pm.

Removal on Monday morning January 17 at 10am to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Inch Island for Requiem Mass at 11am. Interment immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

The funeral cortege will travel via Benault.

Family flowers only, donations in lieu, if desired, to The Oncology Unit at Letterkenny University Hospital c/o any family member or Shaun Murphy Funeral Director.

Please adhere to current Covid guidelines please.

Mary's Requiem Mass will be recorded and can be viewed on Inishowen Funeral Services' Facebook page and Youtube later on Monday evening.

Alice Simkins, Greencastle

The death has taken place at Letterkenny University Hospital of Alice Simkins, The Row, Greencastle.

Reposing at the home of her daughter, Lorna and son in law, Joe McDermott, 19 The Links, Greencastle.

Funeral from there at 2pm on Sunday January 16, for Funeral Mass at 2.30pm in St Mary’s Church Ballybrack followed by burial in the adjoining graveyard.

House private to family and friends only please.

Please adhere to Covid guidelines including mask wearing and hand shaking.

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.


Margaret (Larry) Gallagher (née Cannon), Ardara

The death has taken place at Letterkenny University Hospital of Margaret (Larry) Gallagher, nee Cannon, Front Street, Ardara. Deeply regretted by her sons Larry, Gabriel, Patrick and Kevin and her daughter Kathy. Sadly missed by her daughters in law, son in law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Reposing at Shovlin's Funeral Home, Sandfield, this evening from 4.30pm to 6.30pm, followed by removal to her residence. Funeral from there on Sunday morning at 10.30am to The Church of The Holy Family, Ardara, for 11am requiem Mass with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family neighbours and friends are welcome. Please adhere to all Covid guidelines while attending the wake and funeral.

Kathleen (Kay) Kenny, Dublin/Buncrana

The death has occurred of Kathleen (Kay) Kenny (née Duffy), of Artane, Dublin 5, formerly of Buncrana, suddenly but peacefully at TLC Nursing Home, Carton House on January 12, 2022. 

Predeceased by her beloved husband Donal and daughter Mary. Sadly missed by her children Anne, Maura, Donal, Brenda and Helen, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchildren Sarah-Jane, Niall, Orla, Liam, Éanna, Dennis, Danielle, Emmet, Brian, Aaron, Lynn and Adam, sisters Susan and Mary, in-laws, extended family, friends and neighbours.

Reposing at Stafford's Funeral Home, Maypark, Donnycarney, on Saturday afternoon, 15th January, from 2pm to 4pm. Removal on Monday morning, January 17, to St John Vianney Church, Artane arriving for Funeral Mass at 11am followed by burial in Fingal Cemetery.

For those who are unable to attend, the funeral mass will be streamed live on Monday morning, 17th January, at 11am via the following link:

Breda Bonner, Gweedore/ Longford

The death has taken place of Breda Bonner, Lower Dore, Gaoth Dobhair and formerly of Co. Longford.

Sadly missed by her husband Joe, her daughter Katrina, her sister Mary, brothers; Éamonn and T.J, her three grandsons; James, Shawn and Michael, her niece Emma, her nephew Johnny and all her extended family and friends.

Her remains are reposing at her residence. Funeral Mass will take place Sunday, January 16, at 11am in St Mary’s Church, Derrybeg followed by burial in Magheragallon Cemetery.

Wake will be private to family, close friends and neighbours. Please adhere to guidelines regarding social distancing, hand shaking and the wearing of face masks both in the wake house and the church.

Funeral Mass can be viewed live on the Gillespie Funeral Directors Facebook Page and on the Teach Pobail Mhuire Webcam at

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