14 Aug 2022

Deaths in Donegal - Monday morning, July 11, 2022

Deaths in Donegal - Monday morning, July 11, 2022

The following deaths have occurred:

Thomas Royle, Barasar House, Craig, Muff

Helen Black, née Pritchard, Galway and formerly of Ray Milford

Joy Wolfe, Donegal Town 

- Vincent McLaughlin, Clonmany

Sr Mary Philomena Donaghey, Buncrana

Joe McLaughlin, Letterkenny  

- Maureen Sweeney, Dungloe 

- Brendan Sheridan, Bundoran

- Patrick (Patsy) Keeney, Leeds, England and formerly of Kilraine, Glenties

Thomas Royle, Barasar House, Craig, Muff

The death has occurred of Thomas Royle, Barasar House, Craig, Muff.

The house is strictly private please.

Funeral from there on Tuesday, July 12 at 10.35, travelling via the Red Cross Culmore Road, Derry, to arrive for 11 o’clock Requiem Mass at Fernhill Church, Culmore, Derry.

Cremation at Lakeland Crematorium Cavan.

Requiem Mass can be viewed on

Family flowers only, please

Donations in lieu to the Irish Heart Foundation or care of Dunleavy Funeral Directors, or via the Thomas Royle memorial fundraising page.

Links can viewed on Dunleavy Funeral Directors’ Facebook page.

Helen Black, née Pritchard, Galway and formerly of Ray Milford 

The death has taken place at at her sister Anne Finn’s residence of Helen Black, née Pritchard, Brierfield, Ballinasloe, County Galway (H53 Y761) and formerly of Ray, Milford, Letterkenny and Woodlawn, Ballinasloe, County Galway.

Predeceased by her husband John, and her parents Martin and Lena. Deeply regretted by her sisters Mary (O’Shaughnessy, Oranmore), Bernie (Burke, New Inn), Anne (Finn), and Peggy (Lally, Ballymacward), her brothers Martin (Fohenagh), Patrick (Ballyfermot), Michael (Athenry), Walter (Oranmore), John Harnett (UK) and Jimmy Harnett (San Francisco), her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, her uncle, aunt, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Helen will repose at her sister Anne’s residence at Brierfield, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway (H53 Y761) on Tuesday evening July 12 from 6pm to 8pm. There will be a one-way system operating entering via Brierfield North between Horseleap Cross and Scarry’s Cross.

Removal on Wednesday the July 13 at 11.30am to St. Bernard’s Church, Abbeyknockmoy (H54 KX60) for Requiem Mass at 12 noon, followed by burial in Abbeyknockmoy Cemetery.

Funeral Mass will be livestreamed on the Abbeyknockmoy Parish Facebook page.

House private by request on Wednesday morning.

Family flowers only by request. Donations if desired to Palliative Care Team, Galway

Joy Wolfe, Donegal Town 

The death has occurred of Joy Wolfe, Orchard Drive, Donegal Town, peacefully, at Aras Mhic Shuibhne, Nursing Home, Mullinasole, Laghey in her 92nd year.

Predeceased by her daughter Angie. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by her daughter Pam Montgomery, her sons Robert and Keith, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchild. 

Removal from Gallagher's Funeral Home, Station Road, Mountcharles, on Monday at 12 noon, going to the residence of her grand-daughter Elaine Montgomery, 36 Oak Meadows, Brookfield, Donegal Town (Eircode F94 RTR2).

Removal from there on Tuesday going to St John’s Church, Inver, for 2pm funeral service, with interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Vincent McLaughlin, Clonmany

The death has occurred at Beach Hill Nursing Home, Buncrana of Vincent McLaughlin (The Curate), The Castles, Isle of Doagh, Clonmany.

His remains are reposing at his late residence.

Funeral from there on Tuesday at 10.15am going to St Mary’s Church, Clonmany for requiem Mass at 11am.

Interment immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to St Colmcille’s Village Centre, Cleagh, Clonmany c/o any family member or McFeely’s Funeral Directors.

Family time please from 10pm to 10am.

Funeral Mass can be viewed live on


Sr Mary Philomena Donaghey, Buncrana

The death has occurred in her 101st year of Sr. Mary Philomena Donaghey, Mercy Order of the Northern Province, formerly Stranaclea, Illies, Buncrana, late of Nazareth House, Fahan and Convent of Mercy, Buncrana.

Deeply regretted and will be sadly missed by her nieces, nephews, Sisters of Mercy Order, residence of Nazareth House, Fahan, her extended family and friends.

Her remains will repose at Nazareth House, Fahan on Sunday from 12noon to 7pm. Removal on Monday morning, July 11 at 9.15am to St Mary's Church, Cockhill for Requiem Mass at 10am followed by interment in the adjoining Sisters of Mercy plot.

Joe McLaughlin, Letterkenny 

The death has taken place surrounded by his loving family, of Joe McLaughlin, formerly of Greenock, Scotland (FAS and Unifi) at Letterkenny University Hospital on Friday, July 8.

Sadly missed by his loving wife, Barbara (née Mc Monagle), sons Joe (Kincraigy, Manorcunningham), Liam (Ballymacool, Letterkenny) and daughter Rosa (Raymoghey Heights, Manorcunningham), daughters-in-law and grandchildren.

Joe's remains are reposing at his residence. Rosary at 9pm.

Funeral from there on Monday, July 11, going to St. Eunan's Cathedral for 1pm requiem Mass which can viewed on the livestream, with interment in Conwal Cemetery.

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

Family flowers only please, donations if wished to Mary's Meals, c/o Con Mc Daid, Funeral Director.

Maureen Sweeney, Dungloe

The peaceful death has taken place in Australia of Maureen Sweeney (Eddie Ned) formerly of Ard Crone House, Meenmore Dungloe.

Funeral arrangements to be confirmed.  

Brendan Sheridan, Bundoran

The death has occurred of Brendan Sheridan, Bundoran and formerly of Beckscourt, Bailieborough, County Cavan. Peacefully in the loving care of his family and staff of Sligo University Hospital.

Sadly missed by his wife Christine and his son and daughters, Ciarán, Eibhlin, Orlaith, Niamh, Erin, Fodhla and Odhrán. Deeply loved by his grandchildren Finola, Seamus and Cuan; his sisters Breege, Eilish and Marion, his brothers Seamus and Phelim and all his extended family and friends.

Reposing at his son's Ciarán residence in Drumacrin, Bundoran on Sunday from 2pm-8pm. House private at all other times and on the morning of the funeral, please.

Removal on Monday morning at 10.15am going to The Church of Our Lady Star of the Sea, Bundoran for 11am Funeral Mass with burial afterwards in St. Ninnidh's Cemetery, Newtown, Bundoran.

The Funeral Mass can be viewed live on

Family flowers only please, donations in lieu, if so desired, to Irish Cancer Society c/o of any family member or to John McGee & Sons Funeral Home. 

Patrick (Patsy) Keeney, Leeds, England and formerly of Kilraine, Glenties

The peaceful death has taken place at his home of Patrick (Patsy) Keeney, Leeds, England and formerly of Kilraine, Glenties.

Dearly-loved husband of his late wife, Eileen. Treasured dad of Frances, Patrick, Margaret, Angela and Eveleen. Much-loved father-in-law of Michael, Trish, Simon and Nigel. Cherished grandad of Anthony, Roisin, Oliver, Niamh, Erin, Owen, Ailsing, Archie and Josie. Predeceased by his brothers and sisters, Bridget, Margaret, John, James, Francis, Hannah, Mary Ellen and Anne.

Requiem Mass on Friday, July 15 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, LS17, at 12 noon followed by burial in Killingbeck Cemetery.

Family flowers, only. 

Funeral Mass will be streamed online.

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