16 Aug 2022

Deaths in Donegal, Wednesday evening, June 29, 2022

Deaths in Donegal, Wednesday, June 29, 2022

The following deaths have occurred:

Danny McCafferty, Annagry

Grace Mary Sweeney, Dunfanaghy / Antrim

Isabella McLoone, Glenties

- Anthony McGrenra, Letterkenny and Trentagh

- Maura Patton, Stranorlar

Pól Sweeney, Derrybeg

- Thomas Breslin, Dublin and Ardara 

- Eamonn Thomas, Barnesmore, Donegal Town

- Maureen Cunningham, Malinmore 

- Dolly McCole, Maghery, Dungloe 

- Sam Graham, Australia and St Johnston

- Colum Byrne, Kilcar 

- Jack Kelly, Rossnowlagh / Glasgow

Danny McCafferty, Annagry

The death has taken place in Dungloe Community Hospital of Danny McCafferty, Doire na Mainséar, Annagry, originally from Carraig a' Choill, Ranafast. Predeceased by his wife Mary.

Sadly missed by his sons, John, Brian, Danny and Joseph, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchild and extended family and friends.

Removal from The Eternal Light Chapel of Rest, Mountain Top, Letterkenny, tomorrow, Thursday at 12noon to his late residence, to arrive at 1pm (approx). Rosary nightly at 8pm.

House private after the Rosary until 11am and on the morning of the funeral.

Funeral Mass in St. Mary's Star of the Sea Church, Annagry, on Saturday, July 2  at 10am with interment afterwards in the new graveyard.

The Funeral Mass can be viewed live on the Parish webcam and on Kieran Roarty Funeral Director's Facebook page:

Grace Mary Sweeney, Dunfanaghy / Antrim

The death has occurred in Spain of Grace Mary Sweeney of Knocknafaugher, Dunfanaghy and Waterfoot, Co Antrim.

Beloved daughter of Geraldine, loving sister of Cara and brother Patrick, much loved by Geraldine’s partner Damien, her grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family and friends. Predeceased by her dear father John.

Her remains are reposing at her home in Knocknafaugher.

Wake private to family and close friends only, please.

Funeral Mass in St. Michael’s Church Creeslough on Thursday June 30 at 12 noon with burial afterwards in Doe Cemetery.

Mass can be viewed on

Family flowers only please, donations in lieu, if desired, to The Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust. c/o any family member or James Harkin Funeral Director, Creeslough. 

Isabella McLoone, Glenties

The peaceful death has occurred at Killybegs Community Hospital of Isabella McLoone (née Greene),Mill Road, Glenties.

Predeceased by her beloved husband John and Daughter-in-law Mary.

Deeply regretted by her Sons John and Brendan and Daughter Marjorie, Brother Sammy (Milford), and her Sister Maié (Ranafast), Daughter-in-law Ann, Grandchildren, Great-Grandchildren, Nieces, Nephews, extended family and friends.

Isabella's remains will repose at her home from 6pm on Wednesday, June 29.

Removal from her residence on Friday morning July 1 at 10.10am going to St.Connells Church Glenties for requiem mass at 10.30am with burial afterwards in Fintown cemetery.

Funeral Mass can be viewed live on

Anthony McGrenra, Letterkenny and Trentagh

The peaceful death has taken place at the Donegal Hospice, Letterkenny on Monday after an illness bravely borne, and surrounded by his loving family, of Anthony McGrenra, Listillion, Letterkenny F92 HHT7 and formerly Carrick, Trentagh.

Predeceased by his mother Essie and father-in-law Danny Boner (Big D, Burtonport).

Deeply missed by loving wife Catherine and adoring children Ruth, Paul and Neil, father, Patrick (Carrick, Trentagh), brothers Aidan (Carrick, Trentagh) and Connell (Mullagheep, Ballyarr), sisters Patricia McGrenra (Glenoughty Close, Glencar) and Mary Doherty (Carrick, Trentagh), mother-in-law Anne Boner (Burtonport), brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and a wide circle of family, friends and neighbours.

Anthony’s remains will be reposing at his home on Wednesday and from 12 noon on Thursday.

Funeral from there on Friday, July 1 at 10.15am going to St. Eunan’s Cathedral, Letterkenny for 11am Requiem Mass which can be viewed on

Interment afterwards to Conwal Cemetery. Donations if desired to the Donegal Hospice please c/o any family member.

Maura Patton, Stranorlar

The death has occurred of Maura Patton (née Sweeney), Mullindrait, Stranorlar, peacefully at St. Joseph’s Community Hospital, Stranorlar surrounded by her loving family.

Beloved wife of the late William and much loved mother of Karen, Colette, Claire, Seamus and Liam, cherished sister of Teresa,
Imelda, Bernadette and the late Bro Raymond (Noel Sweeney) and Paul.

Deeply regretted and sadly missed by her sons, daughters, sisters, grandchildren, Jack, Kieran, Kathryn, Cliodhna, Charlie, Oscar, Amelia, Milo, Esmee, and Joelle, daughters in law, Katrina, and Tracy, son in law, Gerald, nephews, nieces extended family, neighbours and friends.

Remains reposing at her late residence.

Funeral leaving her home on Thursday, June 30 at 10.30am for Requiem Mass in the Church of Mary Immaculate, Stranorlar at 11am.

Interment in Drumkeen Cemetery.

The Requiem Mass will be streamed live via the Parish Facebook page

Donations in lieu of flowers, if so desired, to the patients comfort fund, Barnes View Ward, care of any family member.

Family time from 10pm until 11am, and on the morning of the funeral.

Pól Sweeney, Derrybeg

The sudden death has taken place in Thailand of Pól Sweeney, Derrybeg, Gaoth Dobhair.

Pól’s remains will repose at Roarty’s Funeral Home, Derrybeg (F92DN4X), until 9pm on Wednesday June 29 and from 4-9pm on Thursday, June 30. Rosary both nights at 9pm.

Funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Church, Derrybeg, on Friday morning, July 1 at 11am with interment afterwards in Magheragallon cemetery. The Funeral Mass can be viewed live on Kieran Roarty Funeral Director’s Facebook page.

Family flowers only, please. Donations, in lieu, to The Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust c/o any family member or Kieran Roarty Funeral Director.

House strictly private to family only.

Thomas Breslin, Dublin and Ardara 

The death has occurred of Thomas 'The Diamond' Breslin, Ranelagh, Dublin and Ardara.

He passed away peacefully on Monday. A wake to celebrate his life will take place in the Harcourt Hotel on Thursday, June 30 from 7.30pm and in Ardara on Friday, July 8.

Eamonn Thomas, Barnesmore, Donegal Town

The death has occurred of Eamonn Thomas, Cullionboy, Barnesmore, Donegal Town.

He died peacefully in Letterkenny University Hospital. 

Eamonn’s remains will be brought to St Agatha’s Church, Clar on Wednesday evening for 7pm to reside overnight.

Funeral Mass at 11am in St Agatha’s Church, Clar on Thursday with burial immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. 

Maureen Cunningham, Malinmore 

The death has occurred of Maureen (Magoo) Cunningham (née McGowan), Malinmore.

Pre-deceased by her daughter Olive, Maureen passed away peacefully at home, after a long illness in the loving care of her family.

Beloved wife of Barney, loving mother to Christine and Kevin, Maureen will be sadly missed by her daughter-in-law Joanne, her grandchildren Matthew, Grace, Brodie and Kenzie, her sisters Francie and Hilda, her brother Liam, brother-in-law Frank, sisters-in-law Margaret, Philomena and Angela and her many nieces and nephews and a large circle of relatives and friends.

Removal from Shovlin’s Funeral Home, Sandfield, Ardara to arrive at her late residence in Malinmore.

Reposing at her home until 10pm on Wednesday and from 12 noon until 10pm on Thursday. The family home is private at all other times and on the morning of the funeral.

Removal from her late residence on Sunday morning to arrive at St. Columba’s Church, Carrick for Funeral Mass at 11 am followed by cremation at Lakelands Crematorium, Cavan. 

Family flowers only please, donations if desired to Donegal Branch MS through any family member or Curran’s Funeral Services.

Dolly McCole, Maghery, Dungloe

The death has occurred in the Donegal Hospice of Dolly McCole, Maghery, Dungloe.

Her remains are reposing in McGlynn’s Funeral Home with removal at 6pm going to St Crona’s Church, Dungloe to repose overnight.

Funeral Mass on Thursday at 11am with interment afterwards in Maghery Cemetery.

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

Sam Graham, Australia and St Johnston

The death has taken place of Sam Graham, Perth Western, Australia and formerly of Momeen, St Johnston.

Son of late Moses and Kathleen Graham.

Brother of Joe, Kathleen, Thompson, Janette and the late Stephen Graham.

Cremation will take place in Perth, Western Australia.

Colum Byrne, Kilcar

The death has occurred of Colum Byrne, Kilcausey, Kilcar.

His remains reposing at his home.

Removal from there on Thursday, June 30, at 10am for Cremation at Lakelands, Crematorium, Cavan at 1pm.

Jack Kelly, Rossnowlagh / Glasgow

The death occurred peacefully after a short illness of John Francis (Jack) Kelly, formerly of Rossnowlagh and Glasgow.

Predeceased by his wife Bernadette Kelly, née Ward, of Glenties and Glasgow and brother Hugh James (Oodie) Kelly of Rossnowlagh.

Dearly loved brother to Sarah Carlton (Canada) and precious and much-loved father to children (Frank, Hugh and Bernadette) and grandfather to (Lewis and Fraser). Deeply missed by all the Kelly family, son-in-law (Duncan) and daughter-in-law (Roslyn), extended family relatives, neighbours and all his friends.

Funeral Mass will take place in Lady of Lourdes parish in Glasgow on Thursday, June 30 at 10am.

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