Category Archives: Death Notices

Col. Paddy McNally RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Colonel Patrick (Paddy) McNally of Skerries, Dublin, on 17th May, 2017 peacefully at St Francis Hospice, Raheny. Husband of the late Maeve; sadly missed by his loving family, children Conor, Ross, Maeve and Aoibheann, grandchildren Darragh, Aislinn, Brigid, Róisin, Patrick, Sorcha, Alex, Bláithin, Ross and Alannah, great-grandson Leo, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and large circle of friends.

Reposing at home Friday and Saturday from 5pm to 8pm. House strictly private on Sunday. Removal Monday to St Patrick’s Church, Skerries, arriving 10.50am for 11am funeral Mass. Burial afterwards in Ardla Cemetery.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis

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Lt. Col. Jack O’Donoghue RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Lieutenant Colonel John P. (Jack) O’Donoghue of Stillorgan, Co. Dublin, and formerly of Athlone and Cahirsiveen. Peacefully, on May 4th, in the wonderful care of The Blackrock Hospice. Beloved husband of Margaret, who died recently on April 18th, and loving father of Maria, Clíodhna, Donncha, Dairíne, Áine, John and Mairéad. Sadly missed by his grieving family, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, his thirteen treasured grandchildren, sisters Treasa, Eileen and Bernadette, brothers Fr Jim and Martin, extended family, relatives and friends.

Reposing on Saturday evening, May 6th, from 3pm to 5.30pm in Carnegies Funeral Home, The Crescent, Monkstown. Funeral Mass on Monday morning, May 8th, at 10am in St. Patrick’s Church, Monkstown followed by Cremation in the Garden Chapel at Mount Jerome Crematorium. Family flowers only please.

I measc na naomh go raibh sé

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Brig. Gen. Jerry O’Connor RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Brigadier General Jeremiah Brendan (Jerry) O’Connor, former GOC Air Corps, of Templeogue, Dublin and late of Drumlusk, Sneem, Co. Kerry. On 13 April 2016, peacefully in Tallaght Hospital. Beloved husband of the late Bridget (Dotie), much loved father of Helen, Pat and Diarmuid and adored grandfather of Brendan, Alexandra and Aidan. Very sadly missed by his loving family, daughter-in-law Nancy, Peter and Michael, brother Michael and his wife Maureen (California), nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, Air Corps colleagues, neighbours, relatives and friends. Predeceased by his sisters Joan, Maria and Eileen and brothers Aodh, Denis and David.

Rest in Peace

Reposing at Fanagans Funeral Home, Lower Kimmage Road on Friday (15 April) and Saturday (16 April) and in his residence on Sunday evening (17 April) from 4pm to 7pm. Private removal from his home on Monday morning (18 April) to the Church of St Pius X, Templeogue for Funeral Mass at 11am and afterwards to Bohernabreena Cemetery.

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Lt. Col. Bill O’Riain RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death, on 13th March 2016, of Lieutenant Colonel Bill O’Riain, Rathfarnham, Dublin and late of Ballyhooly, Co Cork. Peacefully, after an illness bravely borne, surrounded by his family, in the loving care of the staff at Saint Vincent’s Private Hospital. Much loved husband of Kathleen (nee Gillick) and dear father of Donal, Liam, John and Mark. Sadly missed by his loving wife, sons, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, daughters-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, niece, everyone at Glanworth GAA and a large circle of friends. Bill was a member of the 30th Cadet Class and had a long association with the Eastern Command – as a Captain in the 2 Infantry Battalion and later as QM Eastern Command. A noted footballer with his native Cork and, when a Cadet, a member of the Military College team that won the Kildare Senior Football Championship sixty years ago this year.

Funeral Mass on Wednesday, March 16th, at 11.30am at The Church of the Annunciation, Rathfarnham, followed by Cremation at Mount Jerome. Donations in lieu of flowers to the Irish Cancer Society.

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Lt. Col. Pat McKevitt RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Lieutenant Colonel Patrick (Pat) McKevitt of Killiney, County Dublin and formerly of Carlingford, County Louth. On Tuesday, 11th April 2017, peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of Ann, and cherished father of Una, Nessa, Maeve and Aine.

Pat will be sadly missed and remembered with love by his wife, daughters, granddaughter Ella, sisters, brother, extended family, neighbours and friends.

May he rest in peace

Reposing at his residence in Killiney on this Wednesday from 4.00pm and on Thursday at his home in Newry Street, Carlingford, from 6.00pm. Removal on Friday morning at 11.30am to St. Michael’s Church, Carlingford, arriving for Funeral Liturgy at 12.00 noon. Burial afterwards in St. Michael’s Cemetery. Family flowers only, please.

Enquiries to Rice Funeral Directors Carlingford, 042 9373143 / 087 8242423

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Lt. Col. John Costelloe RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Lieutenant Colonel John (Johnny) Costelloe of Castleknock, Dublin and formerly of Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny. On September 25th, 2016, peacefully, in the loving care of the staff at Mount Hybla Nursing Home. Beloved husband of Jill and dear father of Enda, Dermot, Eimear, Cormac and Niamh and a devoted grandfather of Emma, Lucy, Tom, Meg, Joe, Cliona, Aoibhín, Derry, Laoise, Charlie, India and Chloe. Deeply regretted by his loving wife, sons, daughters, grandchildren, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, brother Jim, sister Anne (Thurn), nieces, nephews, relatives, former colleagues from the Defence Forces and a wide circle of friends.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

Reposing at his home on Tuesday evening between 6 and 8 pm with removal to The Church of Our Lady Mother of the Church, Castleknock on Wednesday morning arriving for Requiem Mass at 11 am followed by burial in Balgriffin Cemetery. Family flowers only, please. Donations if desired to The Morning Star Hostel for homeless men, North Brunswick Street.

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Comdt. Dave Hyland RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Commandant Dave Hyland, O’Briensbridge, County Clare, on 20th July 2016, after a brave battle with cancer. He will be sorely missed by his wife Anne, daughter Caragh, sons Cian and Davet, daughter-in-law Caoimh, Cian’s fiancée Aoife, his brother Billy and sister Judy, family and friends.

Funeral Service on Saturday afternoon in Newlands Cross Crematorium Chapel at 1 o’clock. Family flowers only please. Donations may be made in Dave’s name to Mid-Western Cancer Foundation, University Hospital, Limerick.

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Col. Mick Walsh RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Colonel Michael (Mick) Walsh, former Director Medical Corps, of The Grove, Celbridge, County Kildare and formerly of Bohola, County Mayo, on 2nd March 2017. Predeceased by his wife Maureen and son Luke. Beloved father of Maire, Stephen, Paul, Deirdre and Emer and daughter-in-law Karen. Sadly missed by his sons and daughters, brothers Frank, Sean and Kevin, brothers-in-law Tom & Patrick, his adored grandchildren Ronan, Jack, Brian, Luke & Tom, extended family and many friends.

Reposing at Coen’s Funeral Home, Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo on Friday, 3rd March, from 4pm until 7pm, with removal to the Church of the Holy Rosary, Kilmactigue, Aclare, Co. Sligo arriving at 8pm. Mass of the Resurrection on Saturday, 4th March, at 12pm with the funeral proceeding to Kilmactigue Cemetery.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis

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Lt. Col. Coleman Goggin RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Lieutenant Colonel Coleman Goggin, on Thursday, 15 September 2016. The Dingle native followed the footsteps of his brother Paddy, who died recently, into the Cadet School in 1954 and was a member of the 29th Cadet Class. Coleman was the first officer to be appointed as Defence Forces Psychologist, an appointment he held with great distinction for over thirty years.

DFHQ Officers Mess in McKee Barracks was his home for over three decades and his strong link to the Mess continued in retirement with his active membership of McKee Officers Club. He will be sadly missed and will be remembered with great affection by his former comrades, Club Members and many friends.

It is understood that in keeping with his wishes Coleman’s body has been donated to medical science and a Remembrance Service will be held, in McKee Barracks, on a date to be advised.

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Col. Frank Lawless RIP

ARCO extends sympathy to its serving colleagues and to the family of Colonel Frank Lawless, Baroda Court, Newbridge, the Director of Defence Forces Training, who died peacefully at St. James’s Hospital on 7th October 2016. He was the son of the late Sheila and Colonel Frank Senior. He is sadly missed by his loving wife Noreen, children Ciara, Daniel and Anna, his sisters Eithne, Grainne, Finola and Niamh, brothers-in-law, mother-in-law Moll, father-in-law Pat (Scanlon), nephews and nieces, extended family, relatives and friends.

May He Rest in Peace

Reposing at his residence from 3 pm until 7 pm on Sunday. Removal on Monday afternoon at 3.15 pm to arrive at St. Conleth’s Parish Church for Mass at 4 pm. Funeral afterwards to St. Conleth’s Cemetery, Newbridge. House private please. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to Friends of St. James’s Hospital.

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