Search

24/09/2021

Sad passing of much loved Donegal mother of five

Twin Towns and St Johnston in mourning today

Sad passing of much loved  Donegal mother of five

The late Sonya Hamilton McCloskey, second from left with her family

The communities in the Twin Towns and St Johnston are today still trying to come to terms with the news of the sad passing of 36-year-old Sonya Hamilton McCloskey.

She died in the early hours of Monday morning at the Donegal Hospice, Letterkenny following a major battle with cancer.

She was the focus of a major fundraising campaign called 'Sonya's Struggle' in which communities from all over Donegal helped raise money for treatments over the past two years.

She is survived by her husband, Michael and five young children, Jasmaine, Rihanna, Kailin, Sorcha and Miyah; parents Leslie and Noreen, brothers, David and Richard and sister, Lorraine.

Her remains will repose at their home at Corgary, Ballybofey from tomorrow, Tuesday, March 3, from 11am.

Funeral leaving her home on Wednesday, March 4, at 2pm for Prayer Service in St. Mary’s Church, Sessiaghoneill, Ballybofey, at 2.30pm. Interment afterwards in the adjoining churchyard.

Donations in lieu of flowers please, if so desired, to the Donegal Hospice, care of any family member.

Family time from 11pm to 11am and on the morning of the funeral.

More News

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.