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Deaths in Donegal - Thursday morning, October 31

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Deaths in Donegal - Thursday morning, October 31

Deaths in Donegal


The Donegal Democrat has been informed of the following deaths:

- Cassie Gallagher, Ardsbeg, Gortahork

- Michael Grady, Fycorrenagh, Letterkenny, formerly Carracastle, Co. Mayo

- Heather Stevenson, nee McMurray, Coventry, England and late of Ballinakillew, Laghey

- Walter Patton, Ballinacor Lower, Killygordon

- Packie McDermott, Glencar, Letterkenny

- Jeannette Regan, Woodlands, Letterkenny, formerly Ballymote

- Brigid Sweeney (nee Gallagher), Letterilly, Glenties

- Kathleen Garvin, Ireland Heights, New Jersey, USA and formerly of Clontyseer, Ballyshannon

- Andrew Elliott, Ballydevitt, Donegal town and Lettermacaward

- James O’Donnell, Belcruit, Kincasslagh

- Hughie Doran, Meencorwick, Crolly and formerly from Croveigh

- Thomas Gallagher, 6 Ash Meadows, Drumboe, Stranorlar, and formerly Oldtown, Letterkenny


Cassie Gallagher, Ardsbeg, Gortahork

The death has occurred in St.Eunan’s Nursing Home, Letterkenny, of Cassie Gallagher of Ardsbeg, Gortahork.

Removal from her late residence tomorrow, Friday afternoon, November 1 for 1pm Requiem Mass with burial afterwards in the adjacent cemetery.

Rosary at 10pm.

House private after Rosary until 11am.

Donations in lieu if desired to Alzheimer’s Society care of any family member or Gallagher’s funeral directors, Gortahork.


Michael Grady, Fycorrenagh, Letterkenny, formerly Carracastle, Co. Mayo

The death has taken place of Michael Grady, Fycorrenagh, Letterkenny, formerly Carracastle, Co Mayo.

Retired ESB area manager.

Remains reposing at his late residence from 4pm – 10pm today, Thursday, October 31, and on Friday, November 1, from 11am to 10pm with family time on the morning of the funeral please.

Funeral Mass on Saturday, November 2 at 11am in the Church of the Irish Martyrs Letterkenny with interment afterwards to The Sacred Heart Church Cemetery, Carndonagh.

Heather Stevenson, (née McMurray), Coventry, England and late of Ballinakillew, Laghey

Heather Stevenson, (née McMurray), 11 Miles Meadow, Bellgreen, Coventry, England and late of Ballinakillew, Laghey.

Remains reposing at her sister Violet Thacher’s residence Listnapaste, Laghey, on Friday. Proceeding to Drumholm Church, Ballintra on Saturday for 1pm funeral service. Burial afterwards in Laghey Graveyard.

House private please.

Walter Patton, Ballinacor Lower, Killygordon

The death has taken place of Walter Patton, Ballinacor Lower, Killygordon. He died peacefully at St Joseph’s Hospital, Stranorlar.

Walter’s remains are reposing at his late residence.

Removal from there today, Thursday, at 10.30am for 11am Mass of the Resurrection in St Patrick's Church, Crossroads, Killygordon followed by interment in the family plot in the adjoining church yard.

Flowers welcome, donations in lieu if so desired to Barnes View Ward, St. Joseph’s Hospital c/o Martin McGowan, McGowan’s Funeral Home, Drumboe Avenue, Stranorlar or any family member.

Packie McDermott, 60 Glenwood Park, Glencar, Letterkenny

The sudden death has occurred of Packie McDermott, 60 Glenwood Park, Glencar, Letterkenny.

Funeral Mass at 10am today, Thursday, October 31, with interment afterwards to the family plot at Conwal Cemetery.

Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to Donegal Hospice c/o Con McDaid, funeral director.

Jeannette Regan (née Carty), Woodlands, Letterkenny, formerly Lavagh, Ballymote, Sligo

The death has occurred of Jeannette Regan (née Carty), Woodlands, Letterkenny, formerly Lavagh, Ballymote, Sligo.

Cremation today, Thursday, October 31, at 12 noon in Lakelands Crematorium, Cavan.

Family flowers only please. Donations if desired to the Oncology Unit, Letterkenny University Hospital or Cancer Care West, c/o Paschal Blake funeral director, Stoney Arch, New Line Road, Letterkenny.

House private please.

Brigid Sweeney (née Gallagher), Letterilly, Glenties

The death has taken place peacefully of Brigid Sweeney (née Gallagher), Letterilly, Glenties in St. Mary’s Hospital, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8, wife of the late Packie.

House private 9am to 10am on the morning of the funeral.

Funeral leaving her home for Requiem Mass to St Connell’s Church, Glenties at 11am on Friday morning, November 1 with burial afterwards in the local cemetery.


Kathleen Garvin, Ireland Heights, New Jersey, USA, and formerly of Clontyseer, Ballyshannon

The death has occurred of Kathleen Garvin, Ireland Heights, New Jersey, USA and formerly of Clontyseer, Ballyshannon, a sister of Genevive Tinney, Ashbrook Drive, Rossnowlagh Road, Ballyshannon.

Remains reposing at her sister’s residence today, Thursday evening from 5pm to 9pm.

Funeral to arrive at St. Patrick’s Church, Ballyshannon tomorrow, Friday for Mass of the Resurrection at 11am, with interment in the Abbey Assaroe Cemetery, Ballyshannon. House private to family on the morning of the funeral.

All enquiries to Patrick McKenna, Funeral Directors, Ballyshannon on (087) 2485819.

Andrew Elliott, Ballydevitt, Donegal town and Lettermacaward

The death has taken place of Andrew Elliott, Ballydevitt, Donegal town and formerly of Lettermacaward.

Funeral Service in Donegal Parish Church today, Thursday, at 2pm followed by burial in the Glebe Cemetery, Donegal town.

Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu if so desired to Donegal Hospice and Solace Cancer Support Centre, Donegal town, care of George Irwin, funeral directors, or any family member. House strictly private on the morning of the funeral please.

James O’Donnell, Belcruit, Kincasslagh

The death has occurred at Letterkenny University Hospital of James O’Donnell, Belcruit, Kincasslagh.

Funeral Mass today, Thursday, October 31, at 11am with interment afterwards in Belcruit cemetery.


Hughie Doran, Meencorwick, Crolly and formerly Croveigh

The death has occurred in Letterkenny University Hospital of Hughie Doran, Meencorwick, Crolly and formerly Croveigh.

His remains are reposing at his late residence.

Funeral Mass in Meenaweel Church at 12 noon today, Thursday, October 31, with interment afterwards in Magheragallon cemetery

Family time please from 11pm to 10am and also private on the morning of the funeral.


Thomas Gallagher, 6 Ash Meadows, Drumboe, Stranorlar, and formerly Oldtown, Letterkenny

The sudden death has occurred at Letterkenny University Hospital of Thomas Gallagher, 6 Ash Meadows, Drumboe, Stranorlar, and formerly Oldtown, Letterkenny.

Funeral leaving his home today, Thursday, October 31, at 10.30am for Requiem Mass in the Church of Mary Immaculate, Stranorlar, at 11am. Interment afterwards in Drumboe Cemetery.

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

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