Today's Mayo death and funeral notices

The following are today's Mayo death and funeral notices.

May the gentle souls of the deceased rest in peace.

Sympathy is tendered to the bereaved families on their loss.


Gabriel Kelly, Mill Street, Westport.

Predeceased by his parents Jeremiah and Mary, brothers Louis, Frank, Gerry and Alfo. Sadly missed by his brothers Tiny (Newport) and Ambrose (Chicago, U.S.A.), nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Funeral Mass took place today (Monday) in St. Mary's Church, Westport with burial afterwards in Aughavale Cemetery.


Christina Irwin (née Tuohy), Rosserk, Ballina, and formerly of Breaffy, Castlebar.

Christina, predeceased by her parents Tom and Claire and her father-in-law John. Beloved wife of Gabriel and loving mother of Claire, Jack, Ailbhe and Frank. Sadly missed by her loving husband, sons, daughters, mother-in-law Kitty Irwin, brothers Seamus and Tommie, sisters Mary, Claire O’Dea, Helen Kilbane and Bríd Tuohy, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunt Kathleen, uncle Jimmy, nephews, nieces, cousins, relatives, neighbours, work colleagues and a wide circle of friends.

Mass of the Resurrection took place at St Muredach’s Cathedral, Ballina, with burial afterwards in Leigue Cemetery, Ballina.


Joe Harte, Main Street, Crossmolina, and Rathnamagh, Crossmolina.

Brother of the late Frank Gillespie, deeply mourned by his loving daughters Noreen, Eileen and Philomena, grandchildren, Kyle, Connor, Skye, Pierce, Chloe and Lily, son-in-law Andrew, sisters Chris, Anne and Kate, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 12 noon in St. Tiernan's Church, Crossmolina. Burial afterwards in Lisheen Cemetery.

Mass can be viewed on


Frances Carter (nee Morahan), Mountdaisy, Castlebar.

Dearly loved wife of Walter and loving mother of Marie Carter Lamb (UK), Jacqueline Coyle (Dublin), Walter (Mountdaisy), Michael (Kildare) and Francis (Mountdaisy).

She will be sadly missed by her sorrowing husband, daughters, sons, grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and many friends.

Removal from her home in Mountdaisy on Tuesday morning, March 2, at 10.30 a.m. arriving at the Church of the Holy Rosary, Castlebar for Funeral Mass at 11.30 a.m., after which Frances will be laid to rest with her parents in Castlebar Old Cemetery.

Mass can be viewed on or listened to in Castlebar on Castlebar Parish Radio 105.3 FM.


Bridget McManamon (née Bell), Waterfront Cottage, Newport.

Predeceased by her loving husband Joe. Bridget will be sadly missed by her loving family, Lourda, Saileen, Jo, Harry and Eileen, sons-in-law John and Alan, daughter-in-law Elizabeth, her wonderful grandchildren and extended family.

Funeral Mass was celebrated yesterday (Sunday) in St. Patrick’s Church, Newport, followed by burial afterwards at Burrishoole Cemetery.


Robert Fair, Keelogues, Ballyvary.

Predeceased by his sister Francis Bourke (Clogher, Westport). Very deeply regretted by his loving wife Olive, daughters Elaine Miles (Colchester), Fiona Kelly (Keelogues), Heather McDonnell (Breaffy), sons David Fair (Keelogues) and Oliver Fair (Crossmolina), sons-in-law Alex, Seamus and Michael, daughters-in-law Priscilla and Cora, grandchildren Hannah, Rachael, Niamh, Chloe, Brian, Michaela, Ciara, Nicole and Cian, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Service took place today (Monday) in the Church of Ireland, Turlough, followed by burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery.


Terry Coyne Finney, Tourmakeady, and Bryanstown, Ballinea, Mullingar, Co Westmeath and Bronx, New York.

Predeceased by his infant daughter Geraldine, his parents Martin and Julia and his brother Joe. Deeply regretted his loving wife of 57 years Peggy, daughters Rosemarie (Sheanon, Killygarry, Cavan), Ann Margaret (Gargan), sons Terrance (Michelle), Brendan (Jodi), his 11 grandchildren, brother Pat, sisters Maureen (O'Shea), Rose (Molloy) nieces, nephews and extended family and friends

May he rest in peace

Funeral and burial to take place next week in the Bronx at St. Barnabas Church.


Mary Ward, Knockbrack, Kinaffe, Swinford, and Ballyboughal, Dublin.

Deeply regretted by her loving husband John, son Tom, daughters Annmarie Honeyman, Charlestown, Helen, Mary T. Moran and her much loved 10 grandchildren, daughter-in-law, sons-in-law, brother, sisters, sisters-in-law, family circle and friends.

Funeral Mass will take place in the Church of Our Lady Help of Christians, Swinford Tuesday, March 2, at 12 noon prior to burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Midfield (via Kinaffe Crossroads.)

Mary's Mass can be seen live on


Canon Richard Tarpey, Bekan.

Retired Parish Priest Ennistymon, Co. Clare, AND Lettermore, Connemara and former teacher Coláiste Éinde, Galway. Predeceased by his brother Seamus and sister Margaret (Spelman). Sadly missed by his sisters Mary, Pauline, Eithne, Muriel and Madeline, sister-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and his brothers in priesthood who supported his pastoral ministry in the Diocese of Galway for 55 years.

In accordance with Government guidelines a private requiem Mass will be celebrated in the Church of Our Lady and St. Michael, Ennistymon, Co. Clare on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at 12 noon followed by burial in the church grounds.

The funeral Mass will be streamed live on the Ennistymon Parish Clare Facebook page.


Geoff Prendergast, Frenchbrook South, Kilmaine, and formerly Manchester.

Predeceased by his parents Martin and Mary. Deeply regretted by his wife Freda and family, daughters, sons, grandchildren, brother (England), aunt, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Geoff’s funeral Mass will take place in Saint Patrick’s Church, Kilmaine, on Wednesday, March 3, at 12 o’clock (max 10 people). Live stream link: https://www,

Geoff’s funeral will then proceed to Shannon Crematorium for service at 3 o’clock. Live stream link: password 15JPMN


Jimmy O'Connor, San Francisco and late of Knockadoon, Irishtown.

Husband of Barbara. Father of Anne, Aidan and Kate. Grandfather of Lucas. Stepfather of Gabriellea and Casey.

Son of Phil and the late Jarlath. Deeply missed by his brothers Michael (Wales), Tony (Breaffy), Joey (Dublin), Kenny (Irishtown) and his late sister Mary B. His niece's, nephew's, auntie's, relatives and friends.

Jimmy's funeral Mass will be celebrated in San Francisco with interment of ashes in Mayo at a later date.


Sean McGuinness, Lecarrow, Crossmolina.

Deeply mourned by his loving wife Teresa (Tici), family John (Crossmolina), Ann Fox (Crossmolina), Paul (Turloughmore, Galway), Olivia Donohoe (Crossmolina), Stephanie Faughnan (Dunshaughlin, Meath), Una (Ballina), sister Una Cafferkey (Bray), grandchildren, daughters in law, sons in law, partners, brothers in law, sisters in law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Requiem Mass in St. Tiernan’s Church, Crossmolina, on Tuesday at 12 noon, followed by burial in Crossmolina Cemetery. Funeral Mass can be viewed live on


Des Gallagher, Galway and Aughadeffin, Kilkelly.

Predeceased by his father Seamus. Sadly missed and remembered with love by his wife Angela (née Egan), mother Bernadette, brothers Michael, Donal and Shane, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, aunt Nellie, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Des will be removed from The Sharkey Funeral Home, Ballaghaderreen on Tuesday at 10.30 a.m. to St. Joseph’s Church, Urlaur arriving for Mass of the Resurrection at 11.30 a.m., followed by cremation in Lakelands Crematorium, Cavan.


Elizabeth (Angela) Abbekerk (née Langdon), St. Patrick`s Estate, Ballina.

Predeceased by her beloved husband Nicolaas (Nick), her parents Eileen and Tony, brothers Junior and John, sister Tina.

Angela is deeply regretted and dearly missed by her loving daughter Dina, sons Nicky and Daniel, grandchildren Christopher, Emma, Ryan, Paige, Lily and Josh, great-grandchildren Rylee, Farryn and Kyro, her brothers and sisters, son-in-law Seamie, daughters-in-law Tracey and Kinga, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, cousins, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Funeral cortège will arrive at St. Muredach’s Cathedral on Wednesday morning for Mass of the Resurrection at 11.30 a.m. with burial afterwards in Leigue Cemetery, via Lord Edward Street, and St. Patrick’s Estate.

Funeral Mass will be live streamed at


Formerly of Westport, Leixlip, Co. Kildare, and Devon, England

Deeply missed and remembered always with much love and affection by his wife Mary (Maisie, née Whelan), sons Colin and Trevor, daughters Audrey and Gwen, daughter-in-law Carolyn and Sharon and sons-in-law Darren and Arnoud, his adored grandchildren, David, Rebecca, Andrew, Katie, Isabelle and James and his great-grandchildren Dean and Emeyln, brothers, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, and large extended relatives and friends.

The Funeral will be taking place in Melbourne on Friday, March 5, at 10 a.m. via live stream you can join on Thursday, March 4, at 11 p.m. Ireland time.

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