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Srr. Mary McKearney: Sr. Mary McKearney, a Medical Missionaries of Mary, Drogheda, Co. Louth and formerly of Emyvale, Co. Monaghan and Harold’s Cross, Dublin 6W, passed to her eternal reward on Easter Sunday 16th April, peacefully in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda. She is sadly missed by her sister Julie, her brother Malachy, Stella her sister-in-law, Sally Ann her niece, Desmond her nephew and their families, her cousins, relatives and many friends and her MMM community. Mary was born and lived at the top of Emyvale village. While still young her mother passed away. She attended Edenmore National School and became a Medical Missionary of Mary and spent her life attending the sick in many countries where the MMM were working. She called to Emyvale to visit old friends and neighbours on occasions and remained a close friend to Seamus and May McAree. When her death was announced at Morning Mass on Tuesday there was an audible sound of surprise and sadness at the news. Her Funeral Mass will take place in the Convent at 12 noon on Wednesday 19th April and will be followed by burial in St Peter’s Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Deaths: There have been a number of deaths in the North Monaghan area within recent weeks. We lost Plunkett McKenna from Oriel Park, and Colm McQuaid from Glaslough Road. Both men played a big role in community life. Plunkett was a Contestant in the first Lord Mayor campaign in 1980, which was organised by Emyvale Community Council to raise funds for the proposed Leisure Centre. He was also one of the founder members of the McKenna Clann organisation and did a lot of research into McKennas all over the world. He was also involved in the music industry and played in various groups. Colm was also involved in the music industry and played with some of the top class bands at the time. He was also a character and many good funny stories can be told. Another death was that of Mrs. Wallace from Clara and I mention her as she was one of the very regular attendees at the Emyvale Bingo when I was involved and we would trade a few words as she came in each week. Rosemary McMahon McCarvill has also passed away in England. She was daughter of the Late Eoin and Maggie McMahon, Main Street, and sister to Monica and the Late Mai. She has been ill for some months and went to her eternal reward peacefully in her daughter’s home. Rosemary left Emyvale at an early age, as many young girls of her time did, and went to England to train as a Nurse. Rosemary qualified and spent her lifetime caring for the sick. On Friday, February 3rd there will be a Requiem Mass in Redcar, England, followed by cremation. There will be a Memorial Mass in Corracrin at a later date. The most recent death is of another Emyvale person – Francis Connolly, son of Kathleen and the late Bennie Connolly and brother of Marion, Terence and Nuala. Francie has been fighting cancer for the past year and various treatments were tried but to no avail. When I met with him in hospital a few months ago he was full of hope that he would soon begin a new form of treatment and that it might be successful. However as time progressed he became aware that it was not going to work but he still maintained a very positive attitude. He finally lost his battle in the early hours of this morning Tuesday, January 31st. His remain repose in his home in Dublin tonight and tomorrow they will be taken to the home of his sister Nuala McKenna on Mullan Road, Emyvale, from where his remains will be taken to St. Patrick’s Church, Corracrin, for Requiem Mass on Thursday morning at 11.00am with burial in the adjoining cemetery afterwards. Other families have also suffered bereavements in the past months and to all of the families we offer our sincere sympathies.  Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha.

Joseph (Paschal) McArdle: The death has occurred of Joseph (Paschal) McArdle, Balrothery, Balbriggan, Dublin / Lusk, Dublin / Drumconrath, Meath / Clones, Monaghan. Paschal, a name by which he will be well known in Monaghan, was a retired Garda Síochána Sergeant. He passed away peacefully in Beaumont Hospital on Thursday, September 22nd. He was beloved husband of Eilish, nee McQuaid, Mullan, and father of Seamus, Denise and Ciara. To them and to his sons-in-law, Charlie and Peter, his daughter-in-law Aideen, his grandchildren Charley and Alex, his nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends we offer our sincere condolences. His remains will repose at his home on Friday evening, September 23rd, from 4.00pm to 8.00pm. and removal will take place on Saturday morning to S.S. Peter and Paul's Church, Balbriggan, arriving for Funeral Mass at 10.00am, followed by burial in Balrothery Cemetery. Paschal will be remembered by many in Monaghan, especially around Clones and Emyvale and certainly among GAA fans in the county. He was a great asset to all the teams for whom he played and was the bane of many an opponent. He was a great character in company and a great friend to so many. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him and his family will bear the greatest grief at his passing. May he rest in eternal peace, Amen.

 

Florence Douglas (nee Sherry): Carrigans, Emyvale, passed to her eternal reward peacefully in the presence of her family and in the loving care of the wonderful staff and management at Drumbear Lodge Nursing Home on Monday, July, 25th. Florence was the beloved wife of the late Hugo Douglas. Her remains will repose at her residence on Tuesday from 4.00pm until removal on Thursday morning to St. Patrick’s Church, Corracrin, for Requiem Mass. House private on Thursday morning. Please use Chapel car park for wake parking.

Peter Donaghy: Tamlet, Emyvale, passed away peacefully on Saturday July 23rd at Cavan General Hospital surrounded by his loving wife Rita and his family. His remains will repose at his residence until removal on Monday morning at 10.30am to arrive at the Church of the Holy Family, Ballyoisin, for 11.00am Requiem Mass. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery, house private Monday morning to family please. Family flowers only please.

Mary Hughes: Corlatallon, Emyvale, who passed away peacefully in the loving care of her family on Wednesday, July 20th. Mary, the wife of the late John Hughes, will repose at her home until removal on Friday morning at 10.30am to arrive at the Holy Family Church, Ballyoisin, for 11.00am Requiem Mass. Burial will take place in the adjoining cemetery after Mass. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to Monaghan Palliative Care, c/o Francie McQuaid, Funeral Undertaker or to any family member. House Private on Friday morning Please.

Michael (Mick) McKenna: Mick McKenna, Corracrin, Emyvale, passed away peacefully during the early morning of Tuesday, July, 19th in Castleross Nursing Home, Carrickmacross. His remain will repose at his residence until removal on Friday morning at 10,30am, to arrive at St. Patrick’s Church, Corracrin, for 11.99am Requiem Mass, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam naofa.

Bernadette Skinnader: Dundian, Emyvale, Co. Monaghan, passed away peacefully at her residence, surrounded by her loving family, on Monday, July, 11th. Bernadette was wife of the late Owen and mother of Father John. Her remains will repose at her residence until removal on Wednesday morning at 11.15am, to arrive at the Church of the Holy Family, Ballyoisin, for 12.00noon Requiem Mass. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam naofa.

Very Rev. Canon Seán Clerkin PE,  R.I.P: Funeral Arrangements:  Reposing in St. Mary’s Church, Glennan, from 8.00pm until 10.00pm on Saturday, 7th May and Sunday, 8th May from 11.00am - 10.00pm.
Requiem Mass on Monday, 9th May at 11.00am in St. Mary’s, Glennan followed by burial in Drumbanagher Cemetery
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It is with great sadness that we report the death of Fr. Sean. He was a wonderful priest and a lovely person. He endeared himself to everyone with whom he came in contact and he will be sadly missed by his family and by all to whom he ministered over the years. I was a work colleague of his for two years in St. Michael's College, Enniskillen, and again he was loved by all the students. He was a fantastic mathematician and scientist and easily imparted knowledge to his pupils who marvelled at his ability in mathematics. He was a good friend to all members of staff and one to whom you could go to get excellent advice. As a man he did not suffer fools easily and liked to get on with the work and get the job done. Meetings were fixed for a certain time and when the time arrived for the close of the meeting he was prepared to up and leave. He had a very quick wit and was a great man at telling a story and enjoyed a good laugh but most of all he was a holy man in the true sense of the word and his homilies were worth listening to. He was practical and lived in reality and brought ease and comfort to many suffering souls by his kindness and compassion. May he now be enjoying his eternal reward for his faithfulness on earth. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam naofa.

Sir Jack Leslie: It is with sadness that we report the death of Captain Sir John Norman Ide Leslie, 4th Baronet at his home in the Castle Leslie, Glaslough, which occurred on the morning of Monday, April 18th 2016. Aged 99, Sir Jack, as he was affectionately known, would have reached his 100th birthday in December 2016. He was a great character and a very interesting person to chat to. He loved talking about history and was very proud of the historical Leslie family. I remember his talk on his life story given in May 2014 in Monaghan Museum and was disappointed that there were not more there that evening to hear his great story. Sir Jack was a World War II veteran and had frightening and wonderful stories of the war years and his captivity. When he was 98 years of age Sir Jack Leslie was shocked when he found out he would be appointed a Chevalier (Knight) of the National Order of the Legion of Honour, France's highest medal, for his 'significant personal contribution in the defence of freedom of France during World War II.' Sir Jack served with the Irish Guards at the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace and Windsor Palace before being called to fight in France. Sir Jack was born in New York and lived in Rome for a number of years after the war before returning to Glaslough in 1994. He soon became famous as a 'raver' in the local nightspots and was a constant presence at various functions in North Monaghan. He also attended the training sessions for the Glaslough Harriers and kept himself fit by joining in the training. He was also very religious and his arrival at Saturday evening vigil Mass in St. Mary's, Glennan, was a signal for Mass to begin. He was there until very recently and his very upright and tall figure walking serenely up the aisle was majestic and his genuflection, with knee touching the ground, was marvelled at. He loved chatting to people and was always delighted when asked to give a guided tour of the Castle to guests. North Monaghan has been honoured to have such a noble man in our area and his passing will be mourned by many. To his family members, we offer our sincere sympathies at this sad time. May Sir Jack rest in eternal peace. His remains will repose at Castle Leslie on Monday 18th from 6.00pm till 9.00pm and again on Tuesday from 12 noon until 9.00pm. The house will be Private on Wednesday, April 20th. His Requiem Mass will be celebrated in St. Mary's, Glennan, on at 2.30pm on Wednesday, and burial will take place afterwards in the family private cemetery at Castle Leslie Estate.

Pat Corrigan: also known as Big Pat, Killnageer, Emyvale, who passed away peacefully at his residence surrounded by his loving family on Monday April 4th. His remains will repose at his residence until removal on Thursday morning at 10.15am to arrive at The Church of the Holy Family, Ballyoisin, for 11.0am Requiem Mass. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only please - donations in lieu, if desired, to Palliative Care, Monaghan, c/o any family member or Peter McMahon Funeral Director, McMahons Funeral Home, Emyvale. There will be a shuttle bus service on Tuesday and Wednesday evening from 6.00pm to the house from St Mellan’s GAA grounds. Pat was a great GAA man and played football for Emyvale and Truagh. He was a member of the 1959 victorious Emyvale team, playing at midfield along side another great footballer, Big Packie Treanor. He was at the centre of the fun, stories and laughter after games when all gathered at Kelly's for the post mortem. Indeed the euphoria of winning the All-Ireland Scor on Saturday and the excitement of the homecoming on Sunday was turned to mourning for the family very soon afterwards with his passing on Monday but no one would have been prouder of the victory and his family's involvement than himself. To his wife and family and to his relatives and friends we offer our sincere sympathies. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam naofa.

Mary Tracey: 36 Oriel Park, Emyvale, Co Monaghan, Thursday March 24th at Mullinahinch House Nursing Home. Her remains will repose at her daughter Jacqui and son-in-law Seamus McCarron's residence, Dernashallog, Emyvale, on Friday. Funeral liturgy on Saturday morning at 11.00am in St. Patrick’s Church, Corracrin. Burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery. House private Saturday morning please. Family flowers only please - donations, if desired, to Mullinahinch House Nursing Home c/o any family member or Peter McMahon, McMahons Funeral Home, Emyvale. Mary, nee Skinnader, Curkin, was married to Hugh Tracey, who passed away in 1973 at the young age of 49 years. They had two children, now grown up adults - Francis and Jacqui. Mary was a craftsperson at shoe and boot production and her skills were sought after by the footwear producing manufacturers in north Monaghan. She spent her working life at this and was a respected employee wherever she went. She was also a great community person and played a pivotal role in the building of the Emyvale Leisure Centre. As a member of the Community Council she was involved in all aspects of the fundraising activities and decision making regarding the building of the Centre. She seldom missed a meeting and always contributed when present. Her health began to fail in recent years and she passed away in the presence of her loving family on Thursday. She will be sadly missed by her children and grandchildren and by the members of the Skinnader family. Indeed her brother, Owenie, passed away just five weeks previously, adding further sadness to the Skinnader family. To Jacqui and Francis, Seamus and Bríd, the grandchildren, in-laws, and Skinnader extended family we offer our sincere condolences. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam naofa.

Annie McKenna: Rose Field, Ballinode, Monaghan, (nee McKenna, Carrickroe), who passed away on Friday, March 11th. peacefully at her residence, surrounded by her loving family. Her remains are reposing at her residence from 6.00pm Friday evening until removal on Sunday morning at 10.15am to arrive at St. Mary’s Church, Threemilehouse, for Requiem Mass at 11.00am. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. House private to family please on Sunday morning. Annie was wife of the Late Jimmy Joe McKenna, my uncle, formerly from Rarutra and Drumconnolly. I have many very happy memories of life with Jimmy Joe and Annie and their family, when I lived in Rarutra. Jimmy treated me like a brother while Annie treated me as one of her own. She was a modest, unpretentious, prudent, diligent and practical wife and mother, who loved her husband and children with an abiding love and they in turn loved her equally. She was sustained by a great faith and trust in God to whom she has now returned. To her children  - Maria, Irene, Patsy, Sinki, Cisco, Al, Seamus, Peadar, Pauline, Jacqui and Enda; to her grandchildren; to her brother and sister, Packie and Mary; to all the in-laws, relatives and friends we offer our sincere sympathy. May Annie rest in eternal peace.

Aggie McLaughlin: Mass for the late Aggie McLaughlin nee McKenna (Larry), New York and formerly of Smothan, Carrickroe, Co Monaghan. Memorial mass on Wednesday 9th March in the Sacred Heart Church Carrickroe at 8pm

Noel Johnston: It is with deep sadness that I record the sudden death of Noel Johnston, Fermanagh, which occurred this am Friday, February 26th. Noel's family have worked in Crom Castle, Newtownbutler, for over 200 years and Noel was manager of the West Wing, which he had developed for weddings and many other social occasions. It was his life and his passion for the Crom Castle was evident when you met. He was very involved in the search for Kieran McAree giving many many days with his wife, Amanda, on the water in their boat searching like all the rest. He became good friends with many of us and we maintained that friendship after the search. We met on a number of occasions and were to meet again on Friday for lunch but circumstances changed all that very suddenly. He was a very sincere person and his chats were always interesting and enjoyable. The number and origin of the countless tributes which have been paid to him, many from celebrities and distinguished, people, bear testimony to the high esteem with which he was held and how he was loved by so many. He will be sadly missed by all his friends and more so by his dear Mother and his wife, Amanda, and their three sons, Ashley, Jamie and Luke, to whom we send our sincere condolences at this terribly sad time. Noel's remains will be brought to his home on Sunday, Feb 28th at 1.00pm and the family request that the house be Private until 5.00pm. Removal will take place on Tuesday at 1.30pm to Church in Lisbellaw for Burial Service at 2.00pm. Burial afterwards in Tattygar Cemetery.  May Noel rest in peace.

Gene Stuart: We are all saddened by the death of Gene Stuart, late of the Homesteaders Showband.this evening.Some people have a lot of luck, a little talent and enough charm and personality to see them through. Others have more of one quality and less of another; but Gene Stuart had it all, looks, talent and personality; the lot. He was a native of Dungannon, Co. Tyrone, and like the late Val Doonican, he walked tall!!
He began singing with a local band who confined their activities to a one hundred yard radius of their front doors and whose efforts were marked by a lack of success. Having gained a little experience, Gene began to volunteer his services in the local ballroom as a "warm-up" act before the star attraction of the night. His big break eventually came, when Ireland's top country star, Larry Cunningham,parted from The Mighty Avons and Gene took his place. He was launched in a blaze of publicity. Five success packed years later, he decided to form his own band and hand-picked his musicians. So the Homesteaders came into existence and a new phase of Gene Stuart's career got under way in spectacular fashion.
Well, that's the story as far as I can go. Many others from the Showband world can relate more about this great big Irishman with the big talent.My days in the Showband dance halls were minimum; a busy wife and mother. My memory is a great big Mercedes car pulling up in Lr.Main Street, Emyvale, with Gene at the wheel; a toot on the horn and out comes that handsome dark-haired hunk From Donegal, Tony Cannon, waved off by his lovely wife Esther; my little daughters waved their hands at the Showband musicians who went off on their sometimes long journey to play in a ballroom up or down the country. Gene never neglected to give the kids a wave of his hand and a friendly toot in his lovely big car. That was in the late seventies. May his gentle soul rest in peace.
From Nancy

P.J. McKenna: Derrygasson Lower, Emyvale, Co. Monaghan, who passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February, 9th in Cavan General Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. His remains will repose at his residence from 12.00noon until 10.00pm on Wednesday. Funeral will leave his residence on Thursday morning at 10,30am to arrive at St. Patrick’s Church, Corracrin, for 11.00am Requiem Mass. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.
House private to family on Thursday morning, please.

Ann Savage (nee) Treanor: Carrigans, Emyvale, Co. Monaghan, who passed away on Thursday, January, 14th 2016. Reposing at the residence of her son, Enda, at Redondo Lodge, Latlurcan, Monaghan, on Friday from 2.00pm until 9.00pm and on Saturday from 11.00am with removal at 5.00pm, to arrive at St. Patrick’s Church, Corracrin, at 6.00pm. Requiem Mass on Sunday morning at 11.30am. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam naofa.

James Colton, 29 Oriel Park, Emyvale, Co. Monaghan: It is with great sadness that we report the death of James (Jimmy) Colton from Oriel Park, who died as a result of a road traffic accident on the Clones Road from Monaghan on the evening of Tuesday, January 5th. His remains will repose at his residence from 9.00am Thursday morning until 10.00pm Thursday night. Family time please on Thursday before 9.00am and after 10.00pm. Removal will take place on Friday morning at 10.00am to arrive at Saint Patrick Church, Corracrin, for Requiem Mass at 11.00am, with burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only please. There has been a palpable display of sadness around the North Monaghan area since news of Jimmy's death spread. He has been described as a quiet gentleman in every sense of the word and he was a very friendly man and had a cheery word for everyone he met, both young and old. He suffered the death, in a work accident, of his son, Brendan, with great dignity, as he did with other deaths within the family circle. Now his family, relatives and friends will mourn his death. To Margaret and the family we offer our sincere sympathy at this tragic and sad time. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.  Obituary HERE

Johnny (wee Johnny) McKenna, Dublin and Emyvale, Co. Monaghan, passed away on Sunday, 3rd January, 2016. His remains will repose at the McMahon Funeral Home, Emyvale, Co. Monaghan, from 6.30pm on Tuesday evening until Rosary at 10.00pm. His remains will leave the McMahon Funeral Home on Wednesday morning at 10.30am to arrive at St Patrick's Church, Corracrin, for 11.00 Requiem Mass. Burial will take place afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Johnny was a great GAA man and was a stalwart and stauch Emyvale man. He was part of the 1945 famous winning team for Emyvale and played right into the 50's. Indeed when the Club was out of existence he was instrumental in getting Seamus McCluskey to call a meeting in 1949 and got the club going again, so he could be credited as being the founder of the modern Emyvale club. He also played football in Dublin where he was based but he always came down to Monaghan for Emyvale's games. He played corner back and was a star in many a game. He never lost interest in the fortunes of Emyvale. He was also a character off the field and was very popular in company. He loved the fun and craic and could keep the party going and entertained. He will be sadly missed by a big circle of friends. To them and his brother Harry, we offer our sincere sympathy. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

James McKernan: Dernahatten, Emyvale. James passed away peacefully in Cavan General Hospital on Saturday, December, 12th 2015. His remains will repose at his residence with removal from there on Sunday evening at 6.00pm to arrive at Holy Family Chapel, Ballyoisin for 7.00pm. Requiem Mass on Monday at 11.00am with burial immediately afterwards in adjoining cemetery. Please use bus service as provided from Mullan Village on Sunday from twelve noon until four o’clock as there is a one way traffic system in place.

Kathleen McCaffrey: It is with great sadness that I report the death of Kathleen McCaffrey, Riverside, Emyvale, which occurred on Monday, November, 23rd at Craigavon Area Hospital. Kathleen, nee Mohan, was wife of the late Packie and many will remember her with fondness as the gentle and gracious hostess in the Rambling House. I will remember her as a friend as I spent many hours in the company of Packie and herself over the years. She was a wonderful wife and mother and a very good neighbour. She always saw the good in people and had a very kind heart and had a great faith. Her remains will repose at her residence from 6.00pm Tuesday until removal on Thursday morning at 10.15am to arrive at St. Patrick’s church, Corracrin for 11.00am Requiem Mass. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. We offer our deepest sympathy to Celine, Sheena and Loman and their families, who will miss her so much. Also to her in-laws, and all her relatives and wide circle of friends. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.

Alan Crampton: Shanco, Emyvale, Co. Monaghan, on Sunday, November 22nd. Alan's remains will repose at his father, William’s, residence, at Shanco from Tuesday morning until midnight (House private at all other times). Removal on Wednesday morning at 10.15am to arrive at St Patrick’s Church, Corracrin, for Requiem Mass at 11.00am, followed by private cremation in Lakelands Crematorium, Cavan.

Packie Treanor: Derrilla, Tydavnet, Co Monaghan. Thursday November 5th peacefully at Cavan General Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Reposing at his residence from 6.00pm this evening, Thursday, until removal on Saturday morning at 10.30am to arrive at St Patrick’s Church, Corracrin for 11.00am Requiem Mass. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Packie's death will be mourned by many as he was a very popular and central figure in the Emyvale GAA Club over many years. 'Big Packie', as he was referred to, played in mid-field and his high catching was famous. He was captain of the Emyvale side which won the Junior Championship in 1959 and had also played on the 1955 Dr. Ward winning team. He was a quiet unassuming man who could discuss football 'till the cows come home' and did not think much of the modern game in comparison to the methods used in his day. He was always first to arrive for a game and he always had the good of the club at heart. On the field of play he played football and seldom would you hear his voice. I don't think he was ever booked or spoken to by a referee in his many years of playing and was described as ' a gentleman on and off the pitch'.  However he was first and foremost a family man and to his wife, Vera and children, Marion, Patricia and Noel, his in-laws, his grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and all his relatives we offer sincere condolences. Ar dheis Dé go raibh anam naofa.

Eithne Green:  With sadness we report the death of Eithne Green, nee Todd, Dernawilt Road, Roslea, Co. Fermanagh which occurred on Friday, October, 23rd, peacefully, in the loving care of her family. Her remains will  repose at her residence until removal on Monday at 10.15am to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Newtownbutler, for 11.00am Requiem Mass, with burial afterwards in the adjoining Cemetery. House private on Monday morning please. No flowers please - donations if desired in lieu to Motor Neuron Association and Marie Curie, c/o Owen Mohan, Funeral Director or to any family member. We offer our sincere sympathies to her husband Sean, her daughter Carmel and son Stephen, and to all her relatives and friends. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam naofa.

Aiden Quigley: It is with a heavy heart I report the sudden death of Aiden Quigley, Scotshouse, which occurred on Thursday afternoon , October 22nd 2015. Aiden was a GAA person to the backbone and his contribution to the association at local, county and indeed national level would be very difficult to quantify. He was a player of distinction, a very efficient administrator and had a passionate spirit for the GAA. As a player, administrator and current chairman of the Currin club he lived and breathed GAA for his club. I had a great admiration for him while he was chairman of the Monaghan County Board and we had many a conversation since then but always the GAA fillied 90% of the time. During last Summer I spent pleasant time chatting to him a few times when we accidently met in a Galway Hotel. More recently we had a few quick words along the sideline as Currin fielded for their championship batttles of 2015. It was his dream to win championship and see his club progress. He was proud of his charges and all his players. The Club, the county and the GAA have lost a magnificent volunteer. But more than that Aiden was a family man and he was very proud of his family. They came up regularly in our chats. They are going to miss him terribly and to them we offer our deepest sympathy. To his wife Margaret, son Michael, daughters - Deirdre, Grainne & Fionnuala, sons-in-law, relatives and wide circle of friends we offer our sympathies at this very sad time of loss. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam naofa. His funeral Mass will be on Sunday morning at half past ten in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Scotshouse.

Kathleen McGee: With sadness we report the death of Kathleen McGee, nee McKenna, Cornacrieve, Emyvale, wife of the late Kevin McGee which occurred on Wednesday, October 21st 2015. Her remains will repose in the home of her son, Frank, Cornacrieve, until removal at 10.30am on Friday for Requiem Mass in St. Patrick's Church, Corracrin, at 11.00am. Burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery. We offer our sincere sympathies to her sons - Martin, Michael, Raymond, Frank, Seamus and Peadar, and to her daughters - Angela, Evelyn and Moira; to her sisters - Annie and Mary; to her brother - Packie; to her in-laws and grandchildren; and to all her friends and wide circle of relatives. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis. Kathleen was a quiet hard working lady who reared her family and helped out on the family farm. My mother was very friendly with her and when Kathleen's children were born we used have some of them down in our house. My sisters were delighted to have the opportuinty to walk about with a baby in the pram. We also loved getting up to the McGee house and have the freedom to run about the farm and farmyard. I have fond memories of that time and Kathleen's kindness and friendship to us.

Adam Jebb:  It is with deep regret and sorrow we report the death of Adam Jebb, Mullagarry, Castleshane, Co. Monaghan. His death took place on Thursday, September, 10th at Cavan General Hospital, after a short illness bravely borne. Adam is the beloved husband of Stephanie, nee McGonnell, Glaslough, dear son of Williamand Elizabeth, and brother of Wilson, Ian and Adrian. His remains will rest at his home on Thursday evening from six o’clock until removal on Saturday afternoon at half past one for funeral service in Legnacreeve Presbyterian Church, Clontibret, at two o’clock. Interment afterwards in adjoining churchyard. Family flowers only please - donations if so desired to North Monaghan Cancer Treatment Support Group, c/o Conly Funeral Directors, Ballybay, Co. Monaghan, or to any family member. House strictly private to family on Saturday morning please. I spent a day in his company on his wedding day to Stephanie and I could not meet a nicer, more pleasant or more thoughful person as Adam. Each time we met since then I did not change my opinion and I know that his passing will bring a terrible mourning to Stephanie, his parents and siblings, his in-laws and to a very wide circle of friends. To them all I offer sincere sympathy at this sad and devastating time.  

Rosaleen McCarron: The death of Rosaleen McCarron, Clarna, Tydavnet, took place on Sunday, August 16th peacefully at her residence. Although ill recently, her death came rather suddenly in the end. Her remains will repose at her residence until removal on Wednesday morning at 10.00am to arrive at St. Patrick’s Church, Corracrin, for 11.00am Requiem Mass. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations, if desired, to St. James’s Hospital, Dublin, c/o Peter McMahon, Funeral Director, McMahon’s Funeral Home, Emyvale, or to any family member. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam naofa.

Canon Gerard McGreevy: Late of Magherarney, Smithboro, Co. Monaghan, passed away on Tuesday, August, 11th. His Remains arrived, via Togan Cross, at St. Mary’s church, Magherarney on Wednesday evening at seven o’clock when vigil prayers for the deceased were offered. All are invited to pay their respects today from twelve noon until six o’clock when prayers will be offered before transfer of remains to St. Macartans Cathedral, Monaghan, to arrive at seven o’clock. Funeral Mass on Friday morning at 11.30am, followed by burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Three-mile-house. Family flowers only, donations if desired to the dialysis Unit of Cavan General Hospital. House private please. Fr. Gerard, as he was affectionately known in Emyvale, was born and reared at lower Main Street. He attended Edenmore Nattional School and St. Macartan's College. I was Mass Server for his Frist Mass after he was ordained in St. Patrick's College, Maynooth. During his Summer holidays in those early years I was his Mass server for daily Mass in Corracrin at 8.00am. Fr. Gerard became Professor of Experimental Physics at Maynooth and was the last of a series of major figures in the history of Irish science to have been involved at Maynooth, in both its days as a clerical college only and its new beginnings as an 'open' university. He led the expansion of the Physics faculty with Niall McKeith and Susan McKenna Lawler, and created the foundations for that faculty's importance in the Irish scientific scene from the 1980s onward. I was very friendly with him during my time at Mayooth College and we always shared news from home. On retirement from Maynooth he returned to the Diocese and served in a number of capacities until ill health forced him to hospital and Nursing Home. Fr. gerard's father died while he was still young and his mother was a wid-wife in this area for years and attended at the birth of a huge number of people from North Monaghan. They came originally from Threemilehouse which explains why the family burial ground is there. Ar dheis Dé go raich a anam naofa.