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25 Jun 2022

Funeral arrangements announced for former town councillor and businessman

Bundoran-based businessman Arthur Rafferty passed away unexpectedly on Sunday

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Funeral arrangements have been announced for Arthur Rafferty, former Bundoran Town Councillor and businessman.

Cllr Michael McMahon (Sinn Féin) has led tributes to his party colleague who died unexpectedly in the South West Acute Hospital in Enniskillen on Sunday.

Cllr McMahon said: "I am shocked and saddened to learn of the death of Arthur Rafferty; a Sinn Féin colleague and a former member of Bundoran Town Council.

"Déanann muid combhhrón le teaghlach agus cairde Arthur, fud fad na hÉireann."

The Councillor told Donegal Live: "He was a successful and capable businessman who came to Bundoran from County Tyrone about 25 years ago. He bought the Fishing Lodge caravan site. He then sold that and bought the Bird's Nest bar which he later sold and rented back.

"He was a decent, honest and very good natured man and a long time member of the Sinn Féin party in Tyrone in Donegal. His death has come as a terrible shock. My deepest condolences to Arthur's wife and his sons, daughters and grandchildren."

Funeral Arrangements

Mr Rafferty's remains will repose at the family home, Fish Lane, West End, Bundoran on Thursday from 2pm to 9pm and Friday from 2pm to 9pm. The house is private at all other times.

Removal will take place on Saturday morning at 11.30am to the Church of Our Lady Star of the Sea, Bundoran for Mass of the Resurrection at 12 noon with burial afterwards in St Ninnidh's Cemetery, Bundoran.

Family flowers only please; donations if desired to Ozanam House Residential Unit, Bundoran, care of donation box at family home or by post to Donal Breslin at Breslin's Funeral Home, Bundoran.

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