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Deaths in Donegal, Tuesday morning, June 21

Deaths in Donegal

Deaths in Donegal

The following deaths have occurred:

- Padraig McLaughlin, Gaoth Dobhair 

- Raymond McElhinney, Limerick and Moville

- James Harley, Churchill and Canada 

Patience Louise Riley, Glenties and formerly of USA

Mollie Jones, Hilltop, Inver

Noella McBride, Annagry

Vida Whyte, Tullygay, Letterkenny

Liam Donagher, Cashelard, Ballyshannon

Sammy Dill, Gortcally, Kerrykeel

- Michael Gibbons, Beltony, Raphoe and Castlebar, Mayo

Padraig McLaughlin, Gaoth Dobhair 

The sudden death has taken place at his home of Padraig Mc Laughlin, Meenacuing, Gaoth Dobhair

Sadly missed by his loving wife Bridie; daughters, Sarah and Mary; sons, Patrick, Thomas, John and James; sister Nora Doherty (Newtowncunningham), in-laws, grandchildren and extended family and friends.  

His remains will repose at his daughter Mary's home in Meenderrygamph, Gaoth Dobhair from 2.30pm on Tuesday. 

Rosary each night at 8pm.

House private from 10pm to 11am. 

Funeral Mass in St. Mary's Church, Derrybeg on Thursday at 11am with interment afterwards in Magheragallon Cemetery.

The Funeral Mass can be viewed live on Kieran Roarty Funeral Director Facebook page at


Raymond McElhinney, Limerick and Moville

The death has occurred of Raymond McElhinney, 66 Lansdowne Park, Ennis Road, Limerick City and formerly of Moville.

Raymond died peacefully at home, in the loving care of his family. Predeceased by all 12 of his siblings.

Dearly beloved husband and best friend of the late Noreen, dearest father of Mary, Teresa, Áine, Sinéad (Corbett) and William, devoted grandfather of Cian and Rory, Eoin, Dara and Sinéad, Sarah and Zach, Hannah and Lilly, cherished father-in-law of Des, Dan, Eugene and Tony, and dearest grandfather-in-law of Gabrielle.

Loved and remembered by brothers-in-law Séamus, Jim and Tom, nieces, nephews, many friends and good neighbours. 

Reposing at his home on Tuesday from 5pm to 8pm. Arriving at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Ennis Road on Wednesday for Requiem Mass at 11am, followed by burial in Kilmurry Cemetery.

Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to Irish Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal.

James Harley, Churchill and Canada 

The death has taken place of James Harley of Canada, formerly of Glendowan, Churchill.

James passed away peacefully surrounded by family after a short illness on Saturday.

Predeceased by his wife Sheila, brothers Joe, John, Hughie, Colm, Tim and sisters Minnie, Nellie and Annie. He is survived by his sons Frank, Shaun and Jimmy; daughters Maureen, Bridgeen, Josephine, Jacqueline, Deirdre and Siobhan; his sons and daughters in-law, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Also survived by his brother Packie in New York. 

A funeral Mass will be held in St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Sarnia on Wednesday. James' ashes will be brought home and a memorial service will be held at a later date. 

Patience Louise Riley, Glenties and formerly of USA

The death has taken place of Patience Louise Riley of 8 Dr. McCloskey Crescent, Glenties and formerly of Drimnalough, Glenties and USA.

She passed away at Letterkenny University Hospital on Saturday. Dearly beloved wife of Eugene Miller and mother to Joshua, Sarah, Rachel and Nathaniel. Patience will be sadly missed by her family, relatives and a very wide circle of friends in Donegal and around the world.

Her remains will repose at Shovlin's Funeral Home, Sandfield, Ardara on Wednesday between 6-8pm.

Funeral cortége departs Shovlin's Funeral Home at 12 noon on Thursday for funeral service at Church of Ireland, Lettermaward at 1pm. Due to the intimacy of the church, face masks are requested.

Reception following funeral at Paddy Elliott’s Bar, Lettermaward.

For those who cannot attend, the service can be viewed live on Shovlin's Funeral Home Facebook page.

In lieu of flowers, donations please to Patience’s charity of choice, The Hunger Project (

Mollie Jones, Hilltop, Inver

The death has occurred of Mollie Jones, Hilltop, Inver. Predeceased by her husband John, brother Ralph and sister Laura.

Deeply regretted by her daughters Sharon (Keith), and Sandra (Alastair), son Andrew (Fiona), grandchildren Scott, Matthew, Jessica, Sarah and Brooke, and brother Joe.

Funeral service in St John’s Parish Church, Inver on Thursday at 2pm, followed by burial in the adjoining graveyard.

House private to family and friends, please.

Noella McBride, Annagry

The death has occurred in Letterkenny University Hospital of Noella McBride, Annagry.

His remains are reposing at her home in Annagry.

Funeral Mass on Wednesday, June 22 at 11am in the Star of the Sea Church, Annagry with interment afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Vida Whyte, Tullygay, Letterkenny

The sudden death has occurred in Letterkenny University Hospital of Vida Whyte, Tullygay, Letterkenny, F92 NN96.

Her remains are reposing at her late residence.

Wake private to family and close friends only, please.

Funeral Service on Wednesday afternoon, June 22 at 2pm in Conwal Parish Church with interment afterwards in the family plot in Gortlee Cemetery.

Liam Donagher, Kistenaugh, Cashelard, Ballyshannon

The death has occurred of Liam Donagher, Kistenaugh, Cashelard, Ballyshannon.

Sadly missed by his wife Kathleen, his children Jackie (Geoffrey), Deirdre (Stephen), James, Lorraine (Paul), Barry (Ciara) and Leonie (Tommy) and all his grandchildren.

Predeceased by his brothers Aiden and Desmond, sadly missed by his sisters Breege, Mary, Rita, Doreen, Bernie and Ann, brothers Sean, Pete and Michael, nieces and nephews and all extended family and friends.
Reposing at his late residence today from 2pm until 10pm with removal on Wednesday to St. Mary's Church, Cashelard for 11am Funeral Mass with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. House private on the morning of the funeral, please.

Sammy Dill, Gortcally, Kerrykeel

The peaceful death has taken place in Letterkenny University Hospital of Sammy Dill, Gortcally, Kerrykeel.

His remains are reposing at his home.

Funeral service on Tuesday, June 21 at 2pm in Fannet Presbyterian Church, Kerrykeel. Burial afterwards in Rossnakill Church of Ireland graveyard.

Funeral  service can be viewed on Patrick Sweeney Funeral Directors Facebook Page.

Family flowers only. Donations if desired, to ICU, Letterkenny University Hospital, c/o any family member.

Family time on the morning of the funeral.

Michael Gibbons, Beltony, Raphoe and Castlebar, Mayo

The death has occurred at Altnagelvin Hospital, Derry of Michael Gibbons, Beltony, Raphoe and formerly of Coventry and Island Eady, Castlebar, Co Mayo.

Funeral from Gibson’s Funeral Home, Convoy on Tuesday, June 21 at 1.15pm travelling via Beltony to St Eunan’s Cathedral, Raphoe for Service at 2pm with burial afterwards in the adjoining churchyard.

Family flowers only, donations if desired to Altnagelvin Hospital care of Gibson Funeral Directors, Convoy.


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