Category Archives: Death Notices

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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Lt. Col. Danny Flood RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Lieutenant Colonel Donald A. (Danny) Flood, Derdimus, Tennypark, Kilkenny. On 18th August 2016, surrounded by his loving family and in the loving care of the management and staff of Tinnypark Nursing Home. Beloved husband of the late Noeline and loving father of Gearóid, Deirdre, Seán, Frank, Danny and the late Ciarán. Sadly missed by his family, brother Tom, daughters-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, grandchildren, great granddaughter, extended family and friends. A member of the 27th Cadet Class and a formidable inter county footballer, he was part of the Kildare full back line over a ten-year period. He served in the southern sector of the old Eastern Command area during his career and was Officer Commanding 61 Infantry Battalion UNIFIL. Danny was a former Vice President of the Association of Retired Commissioned Officers.

Reposing at his home on Saturday from 1 pm to 5 pm with house private thereafter. Removal on Sunday to St. Patrick’s Church, Kilkenny, arriving for Funeral Mass at 12.30 pm. Interment afterwards in Foulkstown Cemetery.

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Brig. Gen. Dave Taylor RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Brigadier General David (Dave) Taylor of Galway. On 28th April 2016, peacefully, surrounded by his family and the staff of Maryfield Nursing Home. Brother of the late Michael. Sadly missed by his wife Margaret, daughter Orla, sons Conal and Neil, sisters Helen, Rhona, Jennifer and Marna, brothers-in-law, son-in-law Matthias, daughters-in-law Georgina and Fiona, grandchildren, relatives and friends.

Reposing at the O’ Flaherty Funeral Parlour, Munster Avenue, Galway on Friday, 29th April from 5 pm to 8 pm. Requiem Mass at 12 noon on Saturday, 30th April in St. Ignatius Church, Sea Road, Galway. Funeral after Mass to Rahoon Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations if desired to Western Alzheimers.

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Comdt. Liam O’Coinne RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Commandant Liam O’Coinne, Taylors Hill, Galway City and formerly of Garracloon, Ballina, Co. Mayo; unexpectedly, on Friday, 15th July 2016. Loving husband of Anna and much loved father of Gillian and Susan. Very sadly missed by his wife and daughters, son-in-law Pádraig, grandsons Joe and Jack and granddaughter Zoe, brothers Seamus, Gerry and Fionan, sister Maire, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.

Reposing at home on Sunday, 17th July from 4.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. Removal on Monday, 18th July to the Church of Christ the King, Salthill to arrive for Requiem Mass at 11 a.m. Funeral to the New Cemetery, Bohermore. House private on Monday morning. Donations, if desired, to ‘Breast Cancer Research’ c/o N.U.I. Galway.

May His Gentle Soul Rest In Peace

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Comdt. John Barry RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Commandant John Barry of Blackrock, Dublin and late of Limerick. On October 1st 2016, peacefully, after an illness borne bravely in the tender care of the staff of St Vincent’s Hospital. Beloved husband of Nicola, loving father of Eoghan, Sarah and Hugh. Sadly missed by his wife, children, mother Mary, brothers Gerard, Niall, Colm and Cathal, sister Mairéad, mother-in-law Rita, extended family, colleagues and wide circle of friends.

Reposing tomorrow, Monday, in Quinn’s of Glasthule from 5pm to 7pm. Removal on Tuesday to The Church of the Assumption, Booterstown, arriving at 11.20am for 11.30am Funeral Mass, followed by cremation in Mount Jerome Crematorium. Family flowers only please.

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Maj. Gen. Charles McGuinn RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Major General Charles J. McGuinn, Old Leighlin Road, Leighlinbridge, Carlow. Suddenly and peacefully on Friday, 12th August 2016. Predeceased by his beloved daughter Hilary, loving husband of Ella and much loved father to Berna & Elaine. Deeply regretted by his loving sons-in-law Len, David & Simon, precious grand-children Mary-Kate, Patrick, Hannah & Caroline Roche, Charles & Isobel Lorigan, Conor, Eleanor & Aidan Akester, sisters-in-law, cousins, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Reposing in his home from 2pm to 5pm on Saturday with removal to St. Lazerian’s Church, Leighlinbridge for 7.30pm Mass. Requiem Mass on Sunday at 11am and burial in Leighlinbridge Cemetery.

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Comdt. Dave Brown RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Commandant David (Dave) Michael Brown, Tully Vale, Kildare Town, Kildare, on Tuesday, 26th July 2016. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Mary, daughter Laura, son Alex, daughter-in-law Hai-Ni, mother, brothers, extended family and friends.

Rest in Peace

Reposing at Mc Wey’s Funeral Home, Abbey View, Kildare Town on Wednesday, 27th July, from 5 o’clock with Rosary there at 8 o’clock. Removal on Thursday at 10.45 to St. Brigid’s Parish Church, Kildare arriving for Mass at 11 o’clock. Burial afterwards in St. Conleth’s Cemetery, Kildare. No flowers please. Donations if desired to Our Lady’s Childrens Hospital, Crumlin.

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Comdt. Mick O’Byrne RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Commandant Michael (Mick) O’Byrne, of Whitehall Road, Terenure, Dublin and late of Greenane, Co. Wicklow on Tuesday, 9th August 2016. Peacefully, after a long debilitating illness in the wonderful care of Lisheen Nursing Home, Rathcoole. Beloved husband of Gerardine and adored father of Patrick, Tara, Michael and Deirdre. Very sadly missed by his loving family, daughter-in-law Elfrida, sons-in-law John and Mark, grandchildren Miko, Matthew and Aoife, sisters Joan Cassidy and Bernadette Cornish, brothers Sylvester, Fr Paddy, Sean, Kevin, Eugene and Gerard, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Predeceased by his brother Peter.

Rest in Peace

Prayers at 4.30 pm at Lisheen Nursing Home, Rathcoole on Friday afternoon (12 August) prior to his removal to the Church of the Holy Spirit, Kimmage Manor arriving at 6 pm. Funeral on Saturday morning (13 August) after 11.30 am Mass to Greenane Cemetery, Co. Wicklow arriving at approximately 2.30 pm.

 

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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.

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