Bereavement notices for Cavan and Monaghan

Death and Funeral Notices

It is with regret that we note the deaths in our community over the past few days, as reported on

Bernadette Gaynor

Garrymore, Ballinagh, Cavan

Bernadette Gaynor, Garrymore, Ballinagh, Co. Cavan. Wednesday May 12th 2021, peacefully, in the loving care of her Family and the wonderful staff at Medical 2, Cavan General Hospital. Loving daughter of the late Mary and Michael Gaynor, Garrymore and sister of the late Pearse, Sean, Mary (Baby) Kathleen, Gretta, Ciss, Winnie and Laura. Bernadette will be very sadly missed by her sisters Isabella Corrigan and Sue McGovern, her brother Thomas, nephews, nieces, all her relatives, her good neighbours and her many friends.

May she rest in peace.

Bernadette's Funeral will come from the McMahon Funeral Home, Farnham Road, Cavan to St. Felim’s Church, Ballinagh on Sunday for Funeral Mass at 3pm. Funeral Home will be private to Family only, Mass will be followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. Due to current restrictions and health safety, Bernadettes Reposing, Funeral Mass and burial will be private to 50 family members.Those standing along the route, please adhere to social distancing and keep everyone safe.

Funeral Mass can be viewed live on the following link

House Private Please.

Tom Kirwan

Cloughbally Upper, Mullagh, Cavan / Moynalty, Meath

Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family and in the exceptional care of the doctors, nurses and staff of Cavan General Hospital. Aged 57 years. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by his heartbroken wife Linda (nee O'Reilly), son Matthew, daughter Ellen, brother Martin, sister-in-law Roisin, nephew Jack, niece Jane, his dear friend Colm, Matthew's partner Danielle, relatives, neighbours and many friends.

May Tom Rest In Eternal Peace

Reposing privately at his home amongst family and close friends, with removal on Saturday morning to arrive for Requiem Funeral Mass in St. Kilian's Church, Mullagh at 11:30am, followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only, please. Donations in Tom's memory can be made to Cavan/Monaghan Palliative Care, C/o Shane P.O'Reilly, Funeral Director or any family member.

Due to continuing restrictions and to protect all those dear to Tom, his home and funeral mass will be private to family and friends only, a maximum of 50 persons may attend the funeral mass. For those who wish to line the route of Tom's funeral cortege, you are asked to do so observing restrictions and social distancing guidelines.

If you wish to leave condolences for Tom's family, you may do so by email to

David O'Reilly

Garrymore, Ballinagh, Cavan

David O'Reilly, Cavan Town and Garrymore, Ballinagh. Survived by father Gerry and mother Imelda (nee Cronin), brothers Anthony and Niall, sisters Caroline and Regina, girlfriend Emma, godson Cillian, nephews Noah, Cian, Kayden, and Kia, brothers and sisters-in-law, Tom, Nicola, Eilis and Joe. David will be deeply missed by his aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives neighbours, colleagues and many friends.

Removal from Finnegans Funeral Home on Sat. morning travelling via Tractor Motors Cavan to arrive St. Felim's Church, Ballinagh for Funeral Mass at 12 o'clock. Interment afterwards in the new cemetery. Due to HSE and government guidelines only 50 people at the Funeral Mass.

David's Funeral Mass will be streamed live on

Family flowers only. Donations in Lieu to Pieta House c/o Andrew Cronin, Funeral Director or any family member.

May David Rest in Peace.

House strictly private please.

Frank Smith

Coragh, Ballyjamesduff, Cavan / Carrickaboy, Cavan

Frank Smith, Coragh, Ballyjamesduff, Co. Cavan and late of Pullakeel, Carrickaboy, Co. Cavan. Beloved husband of Lily and dear father of Mary, Frances and Colm, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and many friends. Sadly missed by his loving wife, daughters, son and his adored grandchildren Cillian, Caoimhe and Noah.

Requiem Mass on Sunday, 16th May, in St Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy at 1pm, with interment afterwards in old cemetery. Due to current government and HSE guidelines, Frank’s funeral will be private to family only. For those who are standing along the funeral procession please adhere to social distancing guidelines please.

Funeral Mass will be live streamed on the following link

House private at all time please.

May He Rest In Peace.

Seamus Smith

Drumollard, New Inn, Ballyjamesduff, Cavan

Seamus passed away peacefully at Cavan General Hospital after a short illness. Predeceased by his parents John and Anna, brothers Michael, Benny, Andy, Larry, Peter, John and Tom, sister Kathleen. Deeply regretted by his brother Brendan (Australia), sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.


Removal on Saturday from Mathews Funeral Home to St Joseph's Church, Ballyjamesduff for Requiem Mass at 11am with burial afterwards taking place in St Joseph's Cemetery, Oldcastle Rd. Funeral Mass can be viewed at 11am on Saturday by clicking on link below.

James Varley

Wembley, London and, Corlough, Cavan

Deeply regretted and sadly missed by his father Pat and mother Anne (nee Cassidy, formerly Leitra, Corlough), his brothers Murtagh & Patrick and extended family and friends.

May James Rest in Peace.

Removal this Saturday May 15th from Smiths Funeral Home, High St. Ballinamore leaving at 12.20 pm approx. travelling via Cronera Cross, Cortoon and Leitra to arrive at St Patrick’s Church, Corlough, Co. Cavan for funeral Mass at 1pm. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

James’s funeral Mass can be viewed on Corlough Templeport Parish Facebook page.

Due to current Government and HSE guidelines James’s funeral Mass and burial will be private to family only. Numbers limited to 50 in the Church.

The family has requested no flowers. Donations in lieu can be made to

Gemma Woods

3 stone crest, Castlebar, Mayo / Ballyconnell, Cavan

Gemma Woods, 3 Stone Crest, Castlebar Road, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo & formerly Ballyconnell, Cavan. May 10th 2021(suddenly). Deeply regretted by her loving brother Colm, sister Geraldine, in-laws, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Rest in peace.

Cremation tomorrow (Friday) in Lakekands Crematorium, Dublin Road, Cavan at 4 o'clock. For those who would like to watch the cremation service please go to:

Click on live stream and log in using the following password : Lakekandsfuneral2021 (no spaces).

Bridie McHugh

Convent Hill, Ballina, Mayo / Latton, Monaghan

Bridie McHugh, Convent Hill, Ballina and formerly of Scunthorpe, England and Latton, Co. Monaghan. Deeply mourned by her loving sons John and Richard, daughter Kathleen, brothers Seamus and Sean, sisters Marie, Vera and Patrica grandchildren, great-grandchildren and extended family. Her devoted Goddaughter Sarah Keane and her dear friends Tommie Walsh and Sarah McDonald.

Rest In Peace.

Private service at Leonard's Funeral Home, Lahardane, on Sunday, 16th May 2021, at 3pm, followed by repatriation to Manchester, England, at a later date.

Keith Fee

Donaghmoyne, Carrickmacross, Monaghan / Ardee, Louth

The death has occurred of Keith Fee, unexpectedly at home in Stabannan, Co. Louth. Cherished son of Anthony and Deborah. Much loved fiance of Jennifer. Devoted stepfather of Jack. Sadly missed brother of Darrah, Gavin and Chloe and their partners Scarlett, Andrew and Kerry. Much loved uncle of Evie. Adored grandson of Patricia Hamill. Deeply regretted by aunts, uncles, relatives and many friends.

Reposing at his family home, Tullynacross, Donaghmoyne, Co. Monaghan until removal Saturday morning at 10.30 am for 11 am Funeral Mass in St. Lastra's Church, Donaghmoyne. Burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery.

Due to current Government guidelines, Keith’s Funeral Mass will be limited to 50 close family and friends.There will be an opportunity for the community to support the family and to remember Keith by being present on route, socially distanced as Keith is brought from his family home to St. Lastra's Church on Saturday the 15th of May. Funeral Mass in St. Lastra's Church, Donaghmoyne can be viewed on

The family would like to thank you for your sympathy and support during this difficult time.

Family flowers only please, donations in lieu, if desired, to Epilepsy Ireland.

May Keith’s Gentle Soul Rest In Peace.



Hazelwood Avenue, Bay Estate, Dundalk, Louth / Carrickmacross, Monaghan / Corduff, Dublin

Noel Finnegan, Dundalk and formerly of Corduff, Carrickmacross and Newmarket Square, Dublin, Friday 7th May 2021. Unexpectedly, at his residence. Predeceased by his parents James and Bridget, sister Marie, brother Patsy (in March of this year). Noel will be sadly missed by his loving family, sister Alice Browne, brothers Francis, Seamus, Tom and Michael, aunt Julia, brother in-law, sisters in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, friends and neighbours.

May He Rest In Peace.

Due to ongoing restrictions on funeral ceremonies, Noel's funeral will be private for family and close friends with church numbers limited. The community may wish to pay their respects and show support to the family when the cortege leaves the family home in Hazelwood Avenue on Saturday morning at 11.10am proceeding on foot to the entrance of Bay Estate the driving to The Church of The Holy Family, Muirhevnamor arriving for Mass at 11.30am followed by burial in Corduff Cemetery Co.Monaghan (via) Aghaile Road arriving at 2pm (approximately).


Cargahogue, Shercock, Monaghan

Suddenly, at Cavan General Hospital. Predeceased by his brother Michael and his nephew Barry. Deeply regretted by his loving sister Mary B, his brother Peter, his sisters in law, Margaret and Una. His nephews Peader, Michael, Francis and Martin. His niece Annmarie Cassidy and his extended family.

Funeral Arrangements Later.

For those who wish to leave a message of condolence for any of the above families, you may do so on the condolence section of

The management and staff of The Anglo-Celt wish to extend their deepest sympathies to the relatives and friends of the deceased. May they rest in peace.

* To read the previous bereavement notices, click HERE

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