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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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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Lt. Col. Michael Meaney RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Lieutenant Colonel Michael (Mick) Meaney of Boherard, Naas Road, Newbridge, County Kildare, a member of 22 Cadet Class (1949/1951). On 22nd December 2017, peacefully, in the tender care of the staff of Oghill Nursing Home. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Elizabeth, daughters Mary-Clare and Elizabeth, son Mark, brother Ambrose, sons-in-law, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, extended family, relatives and friends.

May Michael Rest in Peace

Reposing at Anderson & Leahy’s Funeral Home, Newbridge on Tuesday (St. Stephen’s Day) from 4 pm until 6.30 pm with prayers at 6 pm. Removal on Wednesday morning at 10.30 am to arrive at St. Conleth’s Parish Church, Newbridge for Mass at 11 am. Funeral afterwards to St. Conleth’s Cemetery, Kildare Town.

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Comdt. Paddy Lane RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Commandant Patrick (Paddy) Lane, late of Templeogue, Dublin and formerly of 17 Coburg Street, Cork City. Peacefully, on Sunday 14th January 2018, in the loving care of Saint Gladys nursing home. Predeceased by his wife Patricia (Paddy). Beloved and much-loved father of Nikki, Holly, Rossa and Barra. Deeply missed by his family, nine beloved grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, relatives, and many friends. Paddy’s body was donated to Trinity College in aid of medical research, as was his wish.

Paddy was a member of 22nd Cadet Class and on commissioning in December 1950 was posted to the Cavalry Depot. He later served in 1 Motor Squadron, 1 Armoured Car Squadron, 4 Motor Squadron, 2 Motor Squadron and was Squadron Commander, 5 Motor Squadron FCA. Paddy retired in June 1974 and remained on the Reserve with 2 Cavalry Squadron. He served overseas in the Congo with the Armoured Car Group of 37 Infantry Battalion and in Cyprus as Technical Officer with the Armoured Car Group of 3 Infantry Group.

An informal gathering of family and friends to celebrate Paddy’s life will be held on Saturday, 3rd February, in Darcy McGee’s, Spawell Complex, Templeogue, from 2 pm to 4 pm. All who had a connection to Paddy are welcome to join the family.

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Col. Harry Crowley RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Colonel Henry (Harry) Crowley, a former Vice President of the Association, of Little Connell, Newbridge, County Kildare and formerly of Killeigh, County Offaly. On 23 October 2017 (in his 96th year) peacefully, with his loving family by his side. Predeceased by his wife Carmel (Charmie), brother Lieutenant Colonel Seamus and sisters Ann and Mary (Fahey). Devoted and loving father to Henry, Paul and Ruth. Harry will be sadly missed by his sons and daughter, sister Kathleen (Foley), daughters-in-law Anne and Helen and son-in-law Declan, his adored grandchildren Shane, Harry, Leanna, Emer, Doireann, Oscar, Adam and Laura, his nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, neighbours, former colleagues and many friends.

May Harry Rest in Peace

Reposing at his residence on Wednesday from 2 pm with Removal at 6 pm to arrive at St. Conleth’s Parish Church, Newbridge at 6.30 pm. Funeral Mass on Thursday morning at 11 am. Burial afterwards in St. Conleth’s Cemetery, Newbridge. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to the Friends of St. Brigid’s Hospice, The Curragh.

 

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Lt. (NS) Fergus Cahill RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Lieutenant (Naval Service) Fergus Brendan Cahill of Dunboyne, County Meath and Rusheen, Claddaghduff, County Galway, on 21 March 2018, peacefully, at home. Beloved husband of Mary Rose and dear father of Ciarán, Oisín and Eoghan. Cherished grandfather of Evelyn and Rory; deeply regretted by his loving wife, sons, grandchildren, daughters-in-law Elizabeth and Kelly, sister Noreen, sister-in-law Susan, nieces, nephews, relatives and his many kind friends.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis

Reposing at his home on Friday evening, 23 March, between 6pm and 8pm. Removal on Saturday morning, 24 March, to The Church of S.S. Peter and Paul, Dunboyne, arriving for Requiem Mass at 11am followed by cremation in Glasnevin Crematorium. Family flowers only, please. Donations, if desired, to Focus Ireland or the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, Clifden, County Galway.

Though lovers be lost love shall not;                                         

And death shall have no dominion              Dylan Thomas

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Lt. Gen. Gerry McMahon DSM RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Lieutenant General Gerard (Gerry) McMahon DSM, of Moorefield Drive, Newbridge, County Kildare. On 19th January 2018, peacefully, in the excellent care of the staff at Blackrock Clinic. Sadly missed by his wife Ann, sons Garret, Aengus and Félim, daughters-in-law Linda and Clodagh, sister Mona, grandchildren Áine and Ruarí, nieces and nephews, extended family, former Defence Forces colleagues and friends.

May he Rest in Peace

A native of Limerick, Gerry McMahon entered the Cadet School in 1953 as a member of the 28th Cadet Class. He was commissioned into the Infantry Corps in November 1955 and was posted to 6 Infantry Battalion, Athlone. Between commissioning and 1969 he spent most of his service in the Western Command. Having completed a Staff Course in Camberley he was posted to the Military College in January 1970 where he served in the Cadet School, the Infantry School, and the Command and Staff School. In 1975 he was awarded a Batchelor of Arts degree by University College Dublin in Economics and History. He served as Executive Officer of the General Training Depot before moving to Operations Section in Defence Forces Headquarters. He was Officer Commanding 5 Infantry Battalion in Dublin in the mid-80s and on promotion to Colonel was appointed Director of Planning and Research. He returned to the Military College as its Commandant on promotion to Brigadier General in 1992 and then served as Quartermaster General on promotion to Major General in 1993. He was appointed Chief of Staff with the rank of Lieutenant General on 8 February 1995, an appointment in which he oversaw a period of major reorganisation in the Defence Forces. He served overseas with 37 Infantry Battalion in the Congo, 21 Infantry Group in Cyprus, 44 Infantry Battalion in the Lebanon, as an Observer with the United Nations Truce Supervision Organisation in the Middle East and in UN Headquarters, New York. He retired on 22 August 1998 having served in the Defence Forces for forty-five years.

Removal on Tuesday morning at 9.15 o’clock to arrive at Cill Mhuire, Ballymany for Mass at 10 o’clock. Funeral afterwards to Newlands Cross Crematorium. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to the Organisation of National Ex-Servicemen and Women.

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