Bereavement Notices

Details of those who have sadly passed away in our community.

Mary Paul ( Molly ) Fitzpatrick

Annagh, Cornafean, Cavan

Born June 26, 1924 in Annagh, Cornafean, Co. Cavan to Charles and Margaret Fitzpatrick. She was the youngest child and cherished by her two brothers, Jamsie (RIP) and William (RIP) and her sister Kathleen (RIP). She passed away peacefully surrounded by family on June 16, 2022, ten days before her 98th birthday.

At the age of 19, in the midst of WWII Molly boarded a ship for a short but adventurous trip to England. On her return to Ireland she started her career as a butter maker at Killeshandra Creamery and for the next few years not only did she make great butter, but also lifelong friends.

In 1955 she joined her brother William and sister Kathleen in San Francisco where she worked as a lithographer.

Molly’s greatest joys in life were her family and friends. She was a devoted aunt to her 15 nieces and nephews both Jamsie’s family from Annagh Cornefean: Mairead Mcgee (John), Ronie O’Donnell (John), Cathal Fitzpatrick (Alva), Noel Fitzpatrick, Mary Duffy (Joe RIP), Ciaran Fitzpatrick (Jacqueline), Liam Fitzpatrick (Cathroine), Kate Hassett and William's family from San Francisco and Loch Gowna, Co. Cavan: Peggy O’Donnell (Dennis), Kathleen Reilly (Eamon), Billy Fitzpatrick (Petra), Helen Dolan (Frankie), John Fitzpatrick (Margaret), Timmy Fitzpatrick (Deirdre), Joan Fitzpatrick (Paul). Also, her numerous grand nieces and nephews.

She was a favourite babysitter/child minder and made sure to spoil them whenever she had the opportunity. She was a friend to many. Kathleen and Molly had an open door policy and their home was always welcoming to anyone with an Irish connection that needed a place to stay or just a cup of tea and chat.

Molly was blessed with wonderful friends and neighbours, her lifetime friend, Breda McEntee and wonderful neighbours, Carlotta, Rich and Ellen Eberle were always there for her if she needed anything.

Molly was a lifetime member of the United Irish Cultural Center and Ladies Auxillary, where she served a term as Vice President.

Special thanks to Tirisa Ksibau Matanisiga and Orla O’Malley Daly who took wonderful care of Molly for the last few years. It was because of them that Molly was able to remain in the comfort of her own home with her beloved dog, Lucy.

Also, thanks to Jeff RN, Sara RN and the staff at ANX Hospice under the direction of Thomas Allan Rocas III. They provided exemplary care to Molly during her last few months.

A Funeral Service was held at Corpus Christi Church, 62 Santa Rosa Ave., SF. 94112 on Monday June 27, 2022.

Mary's remains will be returning to Ireland and will arrive to St. Patrick's Church, Drumcor, in her native Co. Cavan on Friday morning, July 1, 2022 for Requiem Mass at 11am.

Burial will take place after Mass in the family plot in the adjoining cemetery.

John Eakins

Alkill, Castleshane, Castleshane, Monaghan

Peacefully at Drumbear Nursing Home surrounded by his loving family, predeceased by his wife Mary.

John is remembered by his son James, daughter-in-law Una and granddaughters Nikita & Lauren, his brothers Joe (England), Thomas (Armagh) and extended family, neighbours & friends.

Reposing at his sons residence. John's remains will arrive at St. Patrick's Church, Tyholland, Wednesday morning for 11 o'clock requiem mass interment afterwards in adjoining cemetery.

John's funeral mass can be viewed on the Parish webcam via the following link: st-patricks-church-tyholland - MCN (

Family flowers only please, donations in lieu, if desired, to Palliative care can be given to any family member or to Mc Kenna Undertakers.

Due to Covid regulations no handshakes please and the family welcome you to pay your respect via a nod of the head gesture.

Frances Brennan (née Sweeney)

39 Maple Drive, Rockfield, Kells, Meath

Funeral Arrangements Later

Robin Cutler

Drumconrath Stud, Drumconrath, Meath

Dr. Robin Cutler, MVB MRCVS, Drumconrath Stud, Drumconrath, Co. Meath, passed away peacefully at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, 22nd June 2022.

Pre-deceased by his son, Timothy Joseph Cutler.

He is survived by his daughter Dr. Lucy Cutler and her family, Dr. Simon Chapman, Jamie, Oscar and Milly; and his daughter-in-law Samantha Martin and his granddaughter Ashling Cutler; his brother Ken and family Thelma, Jean, Gillian & Alan Cutler, and their families; his cousin Mervin and wife Valerie Cole and his second cousin Mary.

Reposing at Kieran Bros. Funeral Home, Hall Street, Kingscourt, Co. Cavan (A82R3W2) on Wednesday from 5pm to 7pm.

Robin’s funeral service will take place in St. Patrick's Church, Donaghpatrick (Eircode C15 EH66) on Thursday, 30th June, at 1pm with burial afterwards in the adjoining churchyard.

Donations can be made to the Irish Cancer Society in Robin's name.

Pat Conefrey

Corrawallen, Carrigallen, Leitrim

(ex NT) Peacefully, following a long illness, in the presence of his loving family and in the gentle care of the staff of Lough Erril Private Nursing Home, Mohill.

Predeceased by his beloved brother Tom and brother-in-law Micháel Heeran.

Pat will be sadly missed by his beloved wife, Rose; their children: Jacinta, Jarlath, Damien, Fergal and Edel (McCartin); his sister, Mary Heeran; brother Willie; son-in-law John; daughters-in-law: Louise, Martina and Marianne and his adored grandchildren: Lee, Ben, Elle, Faye, Oisín, Olwyn, Éabha, Doireann, John (McCartin Jr), Tiarnan, John Conefrey, Ciaran and Grace; his nieces and nephews and a wide circle of valued neighbours and friends,

Reposing at his home on Tuesday, June 28th, from 3pm to 8pm.

House strictly private on Monday, June 27th .

Removal from his home on Wednesday, June 29th, to St. Mary's Church, Drumlea (Eircode H12XY92) for funeral Mass at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

The funeral will be livestreamed at the following link:

Family flowers only, please. Donations in lieu, if desired, to the Patient Comfort Fund, Lough Erril Private Nursing Home, Mohill, Co. Leitrim.

Please continue to comply with Government guidelines regarding social distancing and face coverings and refrain from handshaking.