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

Catherine Butcher (née Betty Donnelly)

Rantavan, Mullagh, Cavan

The death has occurred of Catherine Butcher (née Betty Donnelly), Perth, Australia and late of Rantavan, Mullagh, 12th May, 2021.

Predeceased by her husband George and deeply regretted by her daughter Kristen and her son David. Betty will be sadly missed by her brother Jimmy (Navan), sister Sheelagh McCabe (Kingscourt), son-in-law Grant, daughter-in-law Susie, grandsons George, Charlie and Jonathan, her nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.

Rest In Peace.

Betty's funeral mass will take place in Perth at 8am (Irish time), Thursday, May 20, 2021 at Christian Funerals Chapel, Maylands, WA.

and can be viewed by clicking on the link below:

“I remember, I remember,

The house where I was born,

The little window where the sun

Came peeping in at morn;

He never came a wink too soon,

Nor brought too long a day,

But now, I often wish the night

Had borne my breath away!”

A Mass will be celebrated in Mullagh at a later date.

Frankie O'Neill

Cara Street, Clones, Monaghan

Frankie O'Neill, Cara Street, Clones and formerly of Church Hill and O'Neill Park, Clones, Co. Monaghan, passed away peacefully in Cavan General Hospital. Predeceased by his sisters May and Anna and his brother Willie. Beloved husband of Mary. Frankie will be sadly missed and remembered with love by his wife, Sister Sally(Gavan), sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family, friends and by all who knew and loved him.

May His Gentle Soul Rest In Peace.

Frankie will repose at the family home from 5pm this Tuesday evening. Frankie's Funeral Mass takes place on Thursday, May 20th, at 11am in the Sacred Heart Chapel, Clones. Burial afterwards in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Clones. Due to COVID19 government restrictions, the Mass and burial will be private to family, relatives and friends and restricted to 50 people. For those who wish to pay their respects, Frankie's remains will leave his residence at approximately 10.30am on Thursday morning, please adhere to HSE guidelines and maintain 2m social distance.

Frankie's Funeral Mass can viewed on the following link

Martin O'Neill

Cluain Aras & formerly Creevy Oliver, Carrickmacross, Monaghan

The death has occurred of Martin O'Neill. Cluain Aras & formerly Creevy Oliver, Carrickmacross. 18th May 2021. Suddenly, following a short illness, at Our lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda. Predeceased by his grandparents Tom & Tessie O'Neill, aunts Josephine & Laura, cousin Neil, uncle Jim & recently his grandmother Josie Martin.

Sadly missed and remembered with love by his heartbroken family, his beloved wife Emilia, his darling son Daniel, his cherished parents Paul & Rose, his dearest sister Cathy, grandad Patsy Martin, parents-in-law Teresa & Mietek, brothers-in-law Simon, Greg, Peter & Peter, sisters-in-law Kasia, Ella & Haliana, his nephews and nieces Leo, Ella, Hania, Wojtek, Leos, Antek, Olga, Julia & Justyna, his 'music family', aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and many wonderful friends.


In accordance with current guidelines Martin's Funeral Mass will be celebrated in the presence of his family & close friends (limited to 50) on Friday, 21st May, at 11am in St. Joseph's Church, Carrickmacross followed by burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Carrickmacross.

To view the Funeral Mass via the webcam click on the link

There will be an opportunity for the community to pay their respects by lining the route, in a socially distanced manner, as Martin's funeral cortège leaves his parents' home, Creevy Oliver, on Friday morning at 10:15am via the old Castleblayney Road, Cloughvalley & proceeding on foot from Martin's late home, Cluain Aras, Donaghmoyne Road, to St Joseph's Church.

Mickey Taaffe

Drogheda, Louth / Ballybay, Monaghan

The death has occurred of Mickey Taaffe, Luton, England on the April 30th 2021. Peacefully after a long illness in his 68th year. Formerly of Ballybay, Co. Monaghan and College Rise Drogheda, Co. Louth. He is survived by his wife Jeanette, Daughters, Lisa, Samantha and Sarah, sons Brian and David, grandchildren, sister and brothers.

Mickey was well known in both communities having represented Ballybay Pearse Brothers at Football and won a senior championship with Newtown Blues in 1974. He represented the Star and Crescent at Badminton for some 12 years winning many trophies before going to work in Luton.

Mickeys funeral will take place in Luton on 25th May on the following link at 11 o’clock. A memorial Mass for Mickey will be offered on Saturday, 29th May, at 10 o’clock in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Drogheda which can be streamed live on

Rest In Peace.

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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