Category Archives: Death Notices

Lt. Col. Mick MacAogáin RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Lieutenant Colonel Micheál (Mick) MacAogáin, a member of 27 Cadet Class (1953-1954), of Kilrane, County Wexford on October 3rd, 2018. Peacefully, after a short illness. Sadly missed by his loving wife of sixty-one years Deirdre (Derry), sons Conor, Michael, Donal, Shane and Daragh, sisters Delma, Emer and brother Brendán, daughters-in-law Nora, Bernie, Petra, Brenda and Cathy, adoring Dan Dan to grandchildren Aisling, Kerrie, Rachel, Neil, David, Shauna, Aisling, Liadh, Sean, Niamh, Cian, Liam. Conor and Kate.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam

Reposing at his son Michael’s house, Boher, Kilrane on Friday from 4pm until 8pm. Funeral Mass on Saturday at 11am in St. Ruane’s Church, Kilrane, followed by cremation in Mount Jerome Crematorium at 3pm. No flowers please.

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Capt. Ray Tumulty RIP – First President of ARCO

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Captain Ray Tumulty, of Wicklow Town, on 2 October 2018, peacefully at Blackrock Private Hospital. Loving husband of the late Teresa and loving father of Audrey and Lesley. Sadly missed by his loving daughters, extended family, relatives and friends.

Rest In Peace

Capt PJ (Ray) Tumulty was born in Galway in 1931. His father, one of the early members of An Gárda Síochána, had served with the Irish Guards during the Great War. Ray joined the Defence Forces in November 1950 as a member of 25 Cadet Class and was commissioned as an Infantry Corps Second Lieutenant in November 1952. He served in the Western Command, the Air Corps and at Defence Forces Headquarters. Ray served overseas with the United Nations in the Congo as the Second-in-Command of the Infantry Company, 2 Infantry Group, the last Defence Forces’ unit to serve with ONUC. He joined 3 Infantry Group in Cyprus as a replacement in December 1964 and continued with 4 Infantry Group as Assistant Quartermaster until June 1965. Ray left the Army in 1967 and worked initially in Human Resources. He spend some years as HR Manager with Calor Gas and also worked with IBEC. He was a Vice-Chancellor of Dublin City University. Ray Tumulty was one of the founding fathers of the Association of Retired Commissioned Officers and was its first President from 1993 to 1995.  

Ray will repose at McCrea’s Funeral Home, Dublin Road, Wicklow Town from 5.00pm to 8.00pm on Friday evening. Removal on Saturday morning at 10.30am to Saint Patrick’s Church, Wicklow Town arriving for 11.00am Funeral Mass followed by interment in Rathnew Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to Wicklow Hospice. Enquiries to McCrea’s Funeral Home, Wicklow Town 0404 – 69000.

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Lt. Col. Jim Roche RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Lieutenant Colonel James (Jim) Roche, Silliot Hill, Kildare Town, Kildare.

Beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away suddenly on Saturday, 10th June 2017, doing what he loved – gardening! Father of the late John. Survived by his loving wife Ita, sons Shane, Gavin and Niall, grandchildren Ben, Tara, Sophia and Clodagh, his brothers, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, Aunt Alice, relatives and friends.

May his gentle soul rest in peace

Reposing at his residence on Wednesday, 14th June, from 4 pm until 8 pm. Removal on Thursday morning at 10.15 am to arrive at St. Brigid’s Parish Church, Kildare Town, for Mass at 11 am, followed by burial in St. Conleth’s Cemetery, Kildare Town. Family flowers only, please.

 

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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, 2017 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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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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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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Col. Martin Coughlan RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Colonel Martin Coughlan of Beechgrove, Oranmore, Galway and Geashill, Offaly on Saturday, 25th February, 2017. Predeceased by his brother Commandant Larry Coughlan and sister Anne. Beloved husband of Beatrice and much loved father of Kieran, Gráinne, Clodagh and Nicola. Sadly missed by his wife, son and daughters, brothers Eddie and Brendan, sisters Mary and Margaret, son-in-law Brian, daughter-in-law Donna, his adored grandchildren James, Christian, Clara and Adam-Martin, extended family and many friends.

Reposing at Tearmann Mhuire within the grounds of the Church of The Immaculate Conception, Oranmore, Co Galway on Tuesday 28th February from 5.00 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Requiem mass at 12.30 p.m. on Wednesday 1st March followed by burial in Renville Cemetery.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis

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Capt. Kieran Friel RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Captain Kieran Friel, Laurel Lodge, Castleknock, Dublin 15 and formerly of the Air Corps and Aer Lingus. On January 17th 2017, peacefully, surrounded by his family and in the loving care of the staff at the Mater Private Hospital. Beloved husband of Frances, dear father of Ciara, Michael, Ellen and Anna and son of Dannie and the late Olive.

Sadly missed by his loving wife, son, daughters, father, brothers Donal and Brendan, sister Mary, brothers-in-law Jim, Séamus, John, Bobby, James and Tony, sisters-in-law Helen, Nora, Mary, Anne, Éilis and Niamh, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, relatives and his wide circle of friends.

Imithe go Dia ach níl Dia i bhfad uainn

Reposing at Cunninghams Funeral Home, Church Avenue, Blanchardstown on Friday evening from 6 pm to 8 pm. Removal to the Church of St. Thomas the Apostle, Laurel Lodge on Saturday morning arriving for Requiem Mass at 11 am followed by burial in Esker Cemetery, Lucan. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to St. Francis Hospice, Blanchardstown.

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Comdt. Liam Donnelly RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Commandant W. G. (Liam) Donnelly, late of Foxrock, County Dublin and formerly of Tuam, County Galway, on January 5th 2017, peacefully at St. Vincent’s Hospital. He will be very sadly missed by his beloved wife Eileen, children Aidan, Joan and Barbara, daughter-in-law Marie-Louise, sons-in-law Peter and Peter, his 5 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, sister, brother, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Liam was a member of the 22nd Cadet Class. Commissioned in 1951 he served in the Western Command during his early career, later moving to Dublin where he served as Officer Commanding, Command Training Depot (East) and was 2 i/c of the 27th Infantry Battalion during its formative year. He served in Defence Forces Headquarters as Personal Staff Officer to the Chief of Staff. Liam was Support Platoon Commander with A Company, 35th Battalion, during the Siege of Jadotville in the Congo in September 1961. On September 17th 2016 he was in Athlone when the Minister with responsibility for Defence presented A Company with a Unit Citation.  

May he rest in peace

Reposing at Rom Massey & Sons Funeral Home, Cranford Centre, Stillorgan Road (opposite Belfield Flyover – phone 01 283 7006) on Saturday 7th January from 2pm until 3.30pm prior to removal to the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Foxrock arriving at 4.30pm. Funeral Mass on Monday at 12 noon followed by burial at Dean’s Grange Cemetery. Family flowers only, please. Donations, if desired, to The Alzheimer Society of Ireland National Office, Temple Road, Blackrock, Co Dublin or at www.alzheimer.ie.

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