Monthly Archives: January 2016

Comdt. Dave O’Regan RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Commandant Dave O’Regan, Ballincar, County Sligo. On 28th April 2018, peacefully, surrounded by his family, in the loving care of the staff at St. John’s Community Hospital, Sligo. Dearly loved husband of Kay (nee Dobbyn) and father of Trina Byrne (Galway), Eamonn (Letterkenny), David (Westport), Kevin (Grange, County Sligo), Joey (Quin, County Clare), Jimmy (Drumfin, County Sligo), Denise (Galway), Marita Tracey (Sligo) and brother of Nuala Moran (Westport), Eamonn (Leeds), Kevin (Rathfarnham) and the late Joseph (England). Sadly missed by his loving wife and family, brothers, sister, in-laws, grandchildren, greatgrandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and a wide circle of friends.

Rest in Peace

Reposing at Feehily’s Funeral Home, Cartron Cross, Sligo, from 4.30pm to 6.30pm on Sunday, April 29th. Mass of the Resurrection at 10.30am on Monday, April 30th, in St. Columba’s Church, Rosses Point. Burial follows in Rosses Point Cemetery. Home private please. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu if desired to St. John’s Hospital Patient Comfort Fund C/O Seán Feehily, at Feehily’s Funeral Home, Cartron Cross, Sligo.

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Comdt. Colm Browne DSM RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its mambers of the death of Commandant Colm Browne DSM, “Anaverna”, Whitecross, Julianstown, County and formerly of Omeath, County Louth. On April 28th 2018, in his 96th year, peacefully, at home surrounded by his loving family. Much loved husband of Leontia (nee Courtney) and the late Mary (nee Bell). Beloved father of Helen (Cremin), Ann ( Lyons), Colm, and Niamh (Mitchell), brother of Padraig and the late Maire and adored grandfather and great-grandfather. Sadly missed by a wide circle of family and friends.

Colm served in the Western and Eastern Commands. He was awarded a DSM for his ” leadership and devotion to duty” when serving with the 35 Battalion in the Congo in 1961. He was an officer of the Supply & Transport Corps and in the early 70s was Mess President of DFHQ Officers Mess, McKee Barracks. A noted footballer, he won an All-Ireland Minor title with Louth in 1940 and later played senior football with Galway.

Reposing at his home on Monday (April 30th) from 5pm to 8pm. Removal to St. Mary’s Church, Julianstown, for funeral Mass at 11am on Tuesday (May 1st) followed by burial in Moorechurch Cemetery. Family flowers only.

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Lt. Col. Claude Carroll RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Lieutenant Colonel Claude Carroll of Ballsbridge, Dublin and formerly of the Medical Corps. On January 25, 2019, peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of Anne, loving father of Richard, Claudia and Paddy, and brother of Gloria and the late Bobby. He will be very sadly missed by his loving family, daughters-in-law Samantha and Maria, sisters-in-law Mai, Lilla, and Kay, nephews, nieces, extended family, friends, and colleagues at the Berkeley Clinic.

May he rest in peace

Reposing at Rom Massey & Sons Funeral Home, Cranford Centre, Stillorgan Road, D04 X446 (opposite UCD Flyover) on Tuesday evening, January 29, from 5pm to 7pm. Funeral Mass on Wednesday, January 30, at 11am at the Church of the Sacred Heart, Donnybrook, followed by cremation at Mount Jerome Crematorium. Family flowers only, please. Donations, in lieu, to the National Council for the Blind, Whitworth Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 9 or House private, please.

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Lt. Victor Harris RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Lieutenant Victor Harris of Portarlington, County Laois and late of Limerick, on December 26, 2018 peacefully, in the care of the staff at Tallaght Hospital. He will be sadly missed by his wife Pauline, son Ronan and his partner Fiona, niece Sylvia, grandchildren Jack and Annabelle, brothers Ken, Hayman and David, sister Alison, extended family and friends.

Rest in Peace

Victor was a member of 51 Cadet Class and served with the General Training Depot and 3 Infantry Battalion in the Curragh.

Reposing at Maher’s Chapel of Rest, Main Street Portarlington, County Laois, on Sunday 30th December from 3 pm until 5 pm. Removal on Monday morning, 31st December, to the Church of Saint Michael, Portarlington, arriving for 10 am Funeral Mass and afterwards to Newlands Cross Crematorium, County Dublin. Family flowers only please. Donations, in lieu, to Tallaght Hospital.

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Brig. Gen. Paddy Keogh RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Brigadier General Patrick (Paddy) Keogh of 50, Rockbarton Park, Salthill, Galway. On Wednesday, 27th March 2019, peacefully, beloved husband of Carmel and much loved father of Orla, Cathal, Caimin and Shane. Sadly missed by his wife, daughter and sons, sisters Siobhan, Marguerite, Carmel and Colette, brother Eamon, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, grandchildren, extended family and friends.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis

Brigadier General Paddy Keogh was born in Athenry, County Galway and as a member of the 29th Cadet Class he was commissioned in November 1956. He was a former Director of Operations and General Officer Commanding Western Command. Two of his sons are serving officers, Lieutenant Colonel Caimin Keogh is Officer Commanding 113th Infantry Battalion with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) and Commandant Shane Keogh is President of the Representative Association of Commissioned Officers (RACO).

Paddy served with the United Nations in the Congo, he completed two tours of duty in the Lebanon when he was Chief Operations Officer at Force Headquarters in 1989 and as a military observer with the United Nations Truce Supervision Organisation in the Middle East.  He was Deputy Head of Mission (Operations) of the European Community Monitor Mission in the former Yugoslavia in 1995/1996.

Reposing at his home on Friday 29th March from 4.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. Removal on Saturday 30th March to Christ the King Church, Salthill to arrive for Requiem Mass at 11.00 a.m. Funeral afterwards to Rahoon cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to Galway Parkinsons Association. House private on Saturday morning.

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Comdt. Brian McKevitt RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Commandant Brian McKevitt of The Old Schoolhouse, Dundalk Street, Carlingford. At the Mater Private Hospital on 26 November 2018, peacefully, with his family. Very deeply regretted by his beloved wife Denise, sons Páraic, Domhnall and Brian, daughter Áine, daughters in law Nathaile, Audrey and Sheila, grandchildren Liam, Donnacha, Sunniva, Conor, Ronan and Joe, brother Terry and his wife Kay, brothers-in-law Dan and Jim, sisters-in-law Nora and Mary, nephews, nieces, relatives, Defence Forces comrades, and his many friends.

May he Rest in Peace

Brian was a member of 37 Cadet Class (1962-1964) and was commissioned on 28 September 1964.  He served in the General Training Depot, 3 Infantry Battalion and in the Cadet School.  He served as Platoon Commander Support Platoon A Company 6 Infantry Group in Cyprus (April to October 1966).

Reposing at his residence from 8pm to 10pm, Tuesday, 27 November, and from 12 noon to 10pm tomorrow Wednesday 28 November. Removal on Thursday morning to St. Michael’s Church, Carlingford arriving for Requiem Mass at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in St. Michael’s Cemetery. House private on Thursday morning please.

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Comdt. Tony Roe RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Commandant Anthony (Tony) Roe of Balally, County Dublin and late of the Supply and Transport Corps and the Eastern Command. On 27th April 2018, peacefully, at Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross, surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of Lilian and much-loved father of Gerard, Anthony, Stephen, Dorothy and Michael. He will be greatly missed by his family, his sisters Marie and Linda, daughters-in-law Susan, Maeve and Edel. Anthony’s partner Mary Jane, and Dorothy’s partner Dan. Grandchildren Cillian, Cliodhna, Adam, Ben, Eleanor, Katie and Emma, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family, friends from his Scouting family and former colleagues from the Defence Forces.

Rest in peace

Reposing on Saturday (28th April) from 3.00 pm until 5.00 pm in Fanagans Funeral Home, Dundrum. Removal on Monday morning (30th April) to the Church of the Ascension of the Lord, Balally for Requiem Mass at 10.00 am followed by burial at Deans Grange Cemetery. No flowers please, donations, if desired, to Dr. K. Fadalla, Haematologist, St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Research into MDS (Myelodysplastic Syndrome) or 137th Balally Scouts.

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Capt. Neville Furlong RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Captain Neville Furlong of Island View, Stradbally, Castleconnell, Limerick and formerly of Wexford on 26th September 2017, peacefully, at the Milford Hospice. Neville was a native of Wexford and after commissioning served mostly in the Southern Command. He had a strong association with the 12 Battalion and Sarsfield Barracks Limerick. He was a former international rugby player and part of the small group of Irish players to have scored a try against the All Blacks.

Beloved son of the late Ronan and loving brother of the late Rhonda. Sadly missed by his loving wife Trish, sons Ódran and Kyle, mother Collette, brothers Damien, Ronan and Kenan, sister Leah, extended family and a wide circle of friends. Rest in Peace.

Reposing at Milford Care Centre, Castletroy this Wednesday, 27th September, from 5 p.m. with removal at 8.30 p.m. to St. Joseph’s Church, Castleconnell. Requiem Mass on Thursday, 28th September, at 11.30 a.m., burial afterwards in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Castleconnell. Family flowers only please, donations, if desired, to Milford Hospice.


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Col. Tommy Dunne RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Colonel Thomas (Tommy) Dunne of Clogheen, County Cork. On April 25 2018, unexpectedly at Cork University Hospital, after a short illness. Dearly loved husband of Rose (nee Prior) and much-loved father of Aibhlin, Liam, Seán and Tomás.

Sadly missed by his loving wife and family, brothers Liam and Seán, sister Marie, son-in-law Pádraig, daughters-in-law Suzanne and Róisín, cherished grandchildren Sadhbh, Ríon, Thomas, Jamie and Caoimhe, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Tommy was a member of 26 Cadet Class, 1951-1953, and served mainly in Collins Barracks Cork and in the Southern Command area. His son, Lieutenant Colonel Seán Dunne, is currently Adjutant 1 Southern Brigade.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam

Lying in repose at the Wilton Funeral Home, Sarsfield Road, of Jerh O’Connor Ltd., on this Sunday evening from 2 pm to 4 pm. Reception prayers on Monday at 11.15 am at the Church of the Most Precious Blood, Clogheen, followed by Requiem Mass at 12 noon. Funeral afterwards to the Island Crematorium, Ringaskiddy. Family flowers only.

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Col. Harry Quirke RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Colonel Henry (Harry) Quirke, of French Furze Grove, Kildare Town, County Kildare. Peacefully, on 25th February 2019, at Beaumont Hospital. Sadly missed by his loving wife Emer, son Eamonn, daughter-in-law Maria and grandchildren Henry and David, extended family, relatives and friends.

May Henry rest in peace

Reposing at his residence, 11 French Furze Grove, Kildare Town on Wednesday 27th February from 3 pm until 8 pm. Funeral Mass in Saint Brigid’s Garrison Church, Curragh at 12 noon on Thursday followed by burial in Saint Conleth’s Cemetery, Kildare Town. Family flowers only please. Donations to the Irish Kidney Association.


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