19 Aug 2022

Deaths in Donegal - Tuesday evening, July 12, 2022

Deaths in Donegal - Tuesday evening, July 12, 2022

The following deaths have occurred:

Mary Doherty, 168 Donegal Road, Ballybofey and Glenfin

Michael McLaughlin (Mickey Heifer), Magherabeg, Burnfoot

PJ Mullen, 28 Colehill, Newtowncunningham

- Mary O’Driscoll, Falcon Lodge, Edenville, Kinlough

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

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

Mary Doherty, 168 Donegal Road, Ballybofey and Glenfin

The death of Mary Doherty, 168 Donegal Road, Ballybofey and formerly of Glenfin at the Donegal Hospice, Letterkenny surrounded by her family and friends.

Predeceased by her adoptive parents, Patrick and Annie (Nancy) Doherty, Glenfin. Loving mother to her son Gabriel McCafferty. Survived by her Mother Maureen Doole (Belaghy), brothers Patrick (Maghera), John (Swathra), Kevin and Martin (Magherafelt) and Adrian (Castledawson) and godson Gary McCafferty Australia and her many friends, neighbours and work colleagues. Her cousin Grace McGlynn and her dog Lucky.

Mary’s remains will repose at her residence from 7pm Tuesday, July 12, until removal at 12.30pm on Thursday, July 14 for requiem Mass at the Church of Mary Immaculate, Stranorlar for 1pm Mass with interment afterwards to Kilteevogee Cemetery, Glenfin. The Requiem Mass will be streamed live via the Parish Webcam at stranorlar.

Family time from 10pm to 10am and on the morning of the Funeral. Rosary both nights at 9pm.

Michael McLaughlin (Mickey Heifer), Magherabeg, Burnfoot

The sudden death has occurred of Michael McLaughlin (Mickey Heifer), Magherabeg, Burnfoot.
Predeceased by his parents Susan and Charlie (Morning). Beloved husband of Kay, much loved father of Michelle, Seamus, Denise and Ciara and dear brother of Sally, Siobhan, Cathal and Daniel.
Deeply regretted and will be sadly missed by his loving wife, son, daughters, sisters, brothers, his extended family, friends and neighbours.
Removal from Murphy’s Funeral Home Wednesday, July 13 at 4pm travelling to his late residence via Buncrana  Road and in the Inch Road.
Removal is strictly private and wake tonight is strictly private. Reposing at his home from 11am on Thursday, morning. Family time please from 11pm to 11am.
Removal on Saturday, July 16 at 10am to St Mura’s Church, Fahan for Requiem Mass at 11am followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Requiem Mass can be viewed on 

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 are reposing at his late residence. 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.

Mary O’Driscoll, Falcon Lodge, Edenville, Kinlough

The death has occurred of Mary O’Driscoll (née Burns), Falcon Lodge, Edenville, Kinlough, County Leitrim, at Sligo University Hospital, tragically following an accident.

Beloved wife of Larry and devoted mother of James, Sharon and Caroline. Deeply regretted by her heartbroken husband, son, daughters, sons-in-law Des Foy and Joseph Watson, daughter-in-law Anna, her beloved grandchildren Jamie-Lee, Kyle, Alicia, Daniel and Bobby, her brothers Francie and Stephen, sisters Josie and Nora, her nieces, nephews and all her relatives, neighbours and friends.

Reposing at the family home on Wednesday from 6pm to 9pm. House strictly private at all other times please.

Removal from the family home on Thursday at 10.30am to arrive at St. Aidan’s Church, Kinlough for Mass of the Resurrection at 11am. Burial afterwards in St. Aidan’s Cemetery, Kinlough.

Mary’s Funeral Mass can be viewed live on the Kinlough/Glenade Parish Facebook Page. 

Please be mindful of the current rise in Covid-19, as a result the family would recommend the use of face coverings if attending the wake/funeral

As Mary loved flowers, fresh flowers are most welcome.

Enquiries to Donal Breslin at Breslin’s Funeral Home, Bundoran.

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 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 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

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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