Deaths in Leitrim, Tuesday December 29, 2020

Leitrim Observer Reporter


Leitrim Observer Reporter

Deaths in Leitrim, Tuesday December 29, 2020

The following deaths have occurred in the wider Leitrim area: 

Mary Duffy, London & No 2 Magheracar Cottages, Bundoran, Donegal

Mary Duffy, London and formerly of No. 2 Magheracar Cottages, Bundoran, Co. Donegal, peacefully in her sleep on Christmas Eve in London. Beloved sister of Teresa Duffy and the late Pat Duffy (Magheracar). Deeply regretted and sadly missed by all the family.

Mary's funeral will take place in London in due course. A Memorial Mass will take place in the Church of Our Lady Star of the Sea, Bundoran at a later stage.

Kateann Mattimoe(née Clerkin), Treanmore, Geevagh, Sligo / Ballyfarnon, Roscommon

Kate-Ann, Mattimoe (née Clerkin), Treanmore, Ballyfarnon, via Boyle, Co. Sligo, formerly Drumee, Ballintogher and Gleann, Co. Sligo. December 27th 2020, peacefully, in the tender care of the staff at Drumderrig Nursing Home, Boyle and surrounded by her devoted family. Predeceased by her beloved husband Michael-Joe. Kate-Ann will be sadly missed by her loving daughters Mary (Drumshanbo), Deirdre (Killaloe), Patricia (Home), grandchildren David, Aoife and Liam, sons-in-law Gerard and William, sister-in-law Maureen Gaffney, nephews, nieces, cousins, friends and wonderful neighbours.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Brigid’s Church, Highwood on Wednesday morning (December 30th) at 11.30 a.m. Interment afterwards in Kilmactranny Cemetery. Mass will be streamed live on (Facebook page). House and church private to family only please. 

Michael Gaffney, Keadue, Roscommon

Michael Gaffney, Keadue, Boyle, Co. Roscommon and formerly Arigna, Co.Roscommon, December 28th 2020, peacefully, in the tender care of the staff at Drumderrig Nursing Home, Boyle and surrounded by his devoted wife and family. Predeceased by his son Seán and brother John-James. Michael will be sadly missed by his loving wife Frances, son Declan, daughters Dympna, Martina and Michelle, daughter-in-law Amy, sons-in-law Paddy, Vincie and Declan, grandchildren Cormac, Emmet, Ailbhe, Sophie, Seán, Frankie, Jake and Finley, relatives, neighbours and his many friends.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Church of the Nativity of the B.V.M., Keadue on Wednesday afternoon (December 30th) at 2.30 p.m. Interment afterwards in Arigna Cemetery. House and church private to family only please.

John Boles, Ballytrasna, Boyle, Roscommon

John Boles (Ballytrasna Boyle Co. Roscommon) On December 28th 2020 peacefully in the wonderful care of the doctors, nurses and staff in Sligo General Hospital, John Percival. Much loved son of the late Herbert and Winnie, beloved brother of the late June. Nephews John and Philip Williamson. Sadly missed by his extended family, and wide circle of friends.

In accordance with the current government guidelines on public gatherings John’s funeral will be private. There will be an opportunity to remember John by being present on the route, socially distanced, on Wednesday 30th as John is brought from the home of Mervyn Boles, Ballytrasna pausing at John’s home and passing through Boyle town, proceeding to the Church of Ireland, Boyle for funeral service at 11am. Burial will take place afterwards in Assylinn Cemetery.

Johnny Meehan, Romford, England and formerly of Strade, Rossinver, Leitrim

The death has occurred of Johnny Meehan, in Romford, England and formerly of Strade, Rossinver, Co. Leitrim. Brother of Maisie and Frank Meehan, Rossinver. Funeral will take place in England at a later date. 

Kevin McTernan, Newcastle, Galway / Drumshanbo, Leitrim

Kevin Mc Ternan, Newcastle, Co. Galway, and formerly Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim. Kevin passed away tragically on December 23rd, 2020. Predeceased by his father Eugene, Uncles and Aunts Mel and Monica Mc Kiernan, Kevin and Mick Mc Ternan, Vera Francombe and Mary Arthur. Kevin will forever be in the hearts of his devastated family. Cherished son of Anna, Brother of Tara, Jade and Dean. Brother-in-law Brian. Fun uncle to Godson Conor, nephew Rían, nieces Jade and Dara. Fondly remembered by his many Aunts, Uncles, 1st cousins and friends.
The Mc Ternan family deeply appreciate the kindness, love and support from all their family, friends and community at this time. They wish to sincerely thank the emergency teams and local people who helped to find Kevin. Family flowers only, donations in lieu to COPE or The Simon Community. The family will be wearing a splash of color instead of all black to celebrate his fun loving colorful personality! Funeral Arrangements Later

 Peter Briers, Oughteragh, Ballinamore, Leitrim

Formerly of Castleford, West Yorkshire. Peacefully, after a long illness, at the North West Hospice, Sligo. Dearly loved and sadly missed by his wife Carol, his sister Judith, his brothers John, Paul and David, his adored nieces and nephews, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, relatives and friends. In line with current guidelines, a private cremation ceremony will take place at Lakelands Crematorium, Cavan and a service in remembrance of Peter's life will be held at a later date.
Moira Colfer (née Molloy) Mullingar, Westmeath / Newtownforbes, Longford

Moira Colfer (née Molloy), (Mullingar, Westmeath and formerly of Cloontagh, Newtownforbes, Longford), 19th December 2020, peacefully, after a short illness borne with great dignity and courage surrounded by her loving family. Predeceased by her brother Joe. Beloved wife and best friend of Thomas, devoted mother to Kenneth, Elaine and Gillian and adored grandmother of Ellen, Alec and Emma. Moira will be greatly missed by her husband, son and daughters, sisters Catherine and Bernadette, daughter-in-law Una, sons-in-law Kevin and Niall, grandchildren, extended family and a wide circle of friends.

In keeping with government guidelines in respect of public gatherings, Moira's funeral Mass will be held in private. A live webcam will be available to view the funeral Mass on on Wednesday at 11 a.m. 

May they all Rest in Peace