Category Archives: Death Notices

Lt. Cdr. Fionán O’Shea

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Lieutenant Commander Fionán (Flor) O’Shea of Cobh and Killeenlea, Waterville, County Kerry. On October 8, 2017, peacefully, at Brídehaven Care Centre, Mallow. Dear father of Mary, Donal and Christine. Sadly missed by his loving family, sons-in-law Tom and Paul, daughter-in-law Gerardine, grandchildren Brendan, Aoife, Kevin, David, Katherine, Cian and Aoibh, great-grandchildren Fionán, Lucia, Donnacha and Donal, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.

May he rest in peace

Reposing at Cobh Community Hospital Mortuary on Tuesday evening from 5pm with removal at 7pm to St. Colman’s Cathedral. Funeral on Wednesday after 12 noon Requiem Mass to St. Colman’s Cemetery.

 

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Memorial Service – Lt. Cdr. Gerry O’Donoghue RIP

A memorial service to celebrate the life of the late Lieutenant Commander Gerry O’Donoghue, a member of the 51st Cadet Class and the 14th Naval Service Cadet Class, who died recently in Miami, Florida, will be held at the Naval Base, Haulbowline, on Saturday 28th October 2017.

Mass will be celebrated at the Naval Base Church at 11:00am, followed by a reception in the Officer’s Mess. Afterwards, and in keeping with his final wishes, Gerry will slip and proceed on his final patrol to the area of Ringabella Bay for a private service.

 

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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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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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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. 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. Cdr. Gerry O’Donoghue RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Lieutenant Commander Gerry O’Donoghue, a member of the 51st Cadet Class and the 14th Naval Service Cadet Class. Gerry died peacefully in Miami, Florida, after a long illness which he fought bravely and with great dignity. He will be sadly missed by everyone whose life he touched.

A memorial service will be held in the Naval Base, Haulbowline, on a date to be advised.

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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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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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