Category Archives: Death Notices

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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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. 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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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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Col. Leo Dawson RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Colonel Leo Dawson of Newbridge, County Kildare and late of Kilrush, County Clare, on 11th November 2017, peacefully, at Naas Hospital. Beloved husband of Frances. Sadly missed by his loving wife, children Áine, Jim and Michael, brother Seamus (Jim), sisters Assumpta, Patricia, Enda, Sr. Clare C.P., grandchildren Maebh, Ciara, Jim, Leo, Ben and Amy, daughters-in-law Mary and Avril, son-in-law Finn, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

May he Rest in Peace

Leo was a member of 21 Cadet Class (1948–1950); he was commissioned in May 1950 and appointed to 1 Armoured Car Squadron. He was Director of Cavalry from 1983 to 1984 and retired as Deputy Adjutant General in 1988.  Leo served overseas with the Armoured Car Groups of 36 and 37 Infantry Battalions in the Congo, in Cyprus with 41 Infantry Battalion and 11 Infantry Group, and was Military Assistant to the Force Commander, UNIFIL, in 1984–1985.  Leo’s brother, Lieutenant Colonel Jim Dawson, served with the Artillery Corps and his two sons followed his footsteps into the Defence Forces; Lieutenant Colonel James Dawson (Retd) (52 Cadet Class) served in the Transport Corps and Colonel Michael Dawson (57 Cadet Class) is Commandant of the Military College.

Reposing at Anderson & Leahy’s Funeral Home, Newbridge on Monday from 1500 hours with Removal at 1800 hours to arrive at St Conleth’s Parish Church, Newbridge for 1830.  Funeral Mass on Tuesday morning at 1100 with burial afterwards in St Conleth’s Cemetery, Newbridge. House Private Please. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to St. Vincent de Paul, Newbridge.

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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. 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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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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Comdt. Danny Hynes RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Commandant Daniel (Danny) Hynes at his home in Loughrea, County Galway on Sunday, 5th November 2017. Devoted husband of Catherine, father of Calum, Siobhan and Kevin, and grandfather of Lillie and Evie. Sadly missed by his wife, children, grandchildren, sisters Ann and Kitty, sisters and brothers in law, nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family and friends.

Danny was a native of Athlone and a member of 49 Cadet Class.  He served in 2 Motor Squadron (later 2 Cavalry Squadron), the Office of the Directorate of Cavalry, 11 Cavalry Squadron and Headquarters Eastern Command; he was Squadron Commander of both 4 and 5 Cavalry Squadrons.  Danny served overseas with Recce Company of 45, 57 and 65 Infantry Battalions UNIFIL and as an observer with ECMM.

Reposing Thursday, 9th November, in Kilboy’s Funeral Home, Loughrea from 5pm to 7pm. Funeral Cortege will arrive to Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Loughrea for burial at 12.30pm Friday, 10th November.

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