14 Aug 2022

Deaths in Donegal - Monday evening, July 11, 2022

Deaths in Donegal - Monday evening, July 11, 2022

The following deaths have occurred:

PJ Mullen, 28 Colehill, Newtowncunningham

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

- Maureen Sweeney, Dungloe 

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

PJ Mullen, 28 Colehill, Newtowncunningham

The death has occurred of PJ Mullen, 28 Colehill, Newtowncunningham. He will be deeply missed by loving parents Assumpta and Brian, brothers Brian Junior and wife Mary B. (Fanad), Tom (Newtowncunningham), Barry and partner Dena (Navan), Paul and wife Amanda (Canada) and sister, Liz and Eileen, Newtowncunningham, nephews Shay and Matthew and niece Abbie, aunts, uncles, cousins and a wide circle of family, friends and neighbours.

PJ’s remains will be reposing at his late residence from 8pm, tonight, Monday July 11. Funeral from there on Wednesday, July 13 at 10.40am going to All Saints Church, Newtowncunningham for 11am Requiem Mass which can be viewed live on

Interment afterwards in the adjoining graveyard. House private to family, close friends and neighbours please. Family time from 11pm until 11am and on the morning of the funeral. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu of flowers if desired to ICU, Letterkenny University Hospital c/o any family member.

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, County 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 peaceful death has occurred of Joy Wolfe, Orchard Drive, Donegal Town 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.

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.  

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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