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Acknowledgement for Molly Quinn

Passed away 19th January 2020

 

The Quinn family & the entire family circle of the late Molly Quinn of 106A Ballynease road Portglenone , take this opportunity to thank most sincerely all of those who sympathised with them on the passing of their beloved mother , mother in law , grandmother and great grandmother. A special thanks to the Doherty family and to all those who called at her home, sent messages, brought provisions, sent mass cards & sympathy cards and all who helped over the duration. Thanks to all the staff from Portglenone health centre & ward A4 at Antrim Area Hospital for their compassion and care and also a special thanks to Monsignor Dolan for his prayers & support during a very difficult time and also Father Seamus Kelly P.P Dungiven for con-celebrating the funeral mass. Also thanks to Father McGuckin & Father McErlean who attended Mammy’s bedside while in hospital. Thanks also to granddaughters Clodagh & Ursula for the beautiful singing during mass, granny would have been so proud. Thanks to James McCoy for digging the grave & all the and to all the staff who organised refreshments after the funeral. We are deeply indebted to Mccusker Brothers funeral directors for their courtesy, consideration & help in handling the funeral arrangements in such a dignified manner. We the Quinn family trust our sincere appreciation will be accepted by all for the love and support shown to us by so many over the past few weeks. 

Mammy’s months mind mass will be on Monday 24th February in Saint Mary’s church Bellaghy at 7.30 p.m.

Acknowledgement for Eileen Boorman

 

Eileen’s family wish to express their sincere gratitude to all those who sympathised with them on their recent loss. Heartfelt thanks to extended family, friends & neighbours who called at our home, attended the funeral, sent flowers, mass & sympathy cards, brought food, served tea or helped in any way.  Grateful thanks to the carers, nurses & doctors who looked after Eileen with compassion and kindness. Special thanks to Fr Harkin cc for celebrating the lovely funeral mass, Anne Cassidy & Eileen Loughlin for the beautiful singing & music.  To the readers, altar servers, Eucharistic Ministers, Sacristan and grave diggers and to the Bann Valley Community for the use of their facilities. Finally, thanks to McCusker Brothers, for their dignified service and professional support during this difficult time. We hope this acknowledgement will be accepted by all as our token of appreciation. Eileen’s months mind mass will be celebrated on Friday, 14th February in St Oliver Plunkett's Church, Clady @ 7.30pm

Acknowledgement for Edward Neeson

We, the family of the late Edward Neeson (RIP), would like to express our sincere thanks for the support and generosity we received during our recent sad bereavement. We are grateful to everyone who called at the family home, attended the funeral, sent Mass cards, letters, sympathy cards, floral tributes and gifts of food or contacted us during this sad time. Many thanks to our kind family, friends and neighbours for their invaluable help, thoughtfulness and support during the wake. A special thanks to Fr Paddy Doherty PP & Fr Kieran O’Doherty who celebrated the fitting Requiem Mass and for their support, prayers and regularly calling at the home. Thanks to Una McGill & John Burns for their beautiful singing and music, the altar servers, the sacristan, Eucharistic Ministers, Diamond Occasions for the lovely Orders of Service and the grave diggers. A special thanks to the Oakleaf for providing refreshments after the burial and Glenshane Marquee Hire. We appreciate the professional, sensitive and dignified manner by which McCusker Bros Funeral Directors, Magherafelt carried out the funeral arrangements.

A special mention to all the staff of Maghera Health Centre and Ann’s Home Care for their dedicated care, kindness and compassion shown to our father. As it would be impossible to thank everyone individually, we hope that this notice will serve as an acknowledgement of our deepest thanks to all.  The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for the intentions of all. 

Eddie’s months mind Mass will be celebrated in St Patrick’s Church, Glen, Maghera on Friday 7th February 2020 at 7.30pm.

 

 

 Acknowledgement for Sean McLernon

The family of the late Sean McLernon wish to sincerely thank all who sympathised with them and showed support during their recent bereavement. They wish to express their immense thanks to the extended family, friends, neighbours and wide circle of people Sean knew for calling in at the wake, as well as for their sympathy cards, phone calls, messages and attendance at the funeral. A special thanks to Fr. McWilliams PP for his spiritual care and support given to Sean during his illness and the family after his passing. Many thanks to the Gribbon Girls who sang at the mass, and the staff of the Elk for providing refreshments after the service. The family would like to thank the staff of Antrim Area Hospital for their unwavering care for Sean, which they performed with true kindness and dedication to their cause. The family’s thanks are also extended to the McCusker funeral directors for their meticulous arrangements during this difficult time. As it is impossible to thank everyone individually, we hope that this acknowledgement may be accepted as a symbol of our sincerest gratitude to all. Sean’s months mind mass will be celebrated on Saturday 1st of February at 7:00pm at Our Lady of Lourdes Moneyglass.

Acknowledgement for Mary Beattie

The family of the late Mary R.I.P wish to express our sincere thanks to all who sympathised with them on their recent bereavement. Our heartfelt thanks to the many family, friends, neighbours and extended family circle for their kindness, help and support, in visiting Mary in hospital, calling at our home, mass cards, sympathy cards, floral tributes, phone calls, letters and messages of sympathy and to all those near and far who attended the funeral. A special thanks to Monsignor O'Bryne and Fr. Gates for their support & spiritual care, regularly visiting in hospital, as well as calling at the house throughout Mary's Illness, during the wake and the lovely and very fitting celebration of the requiem mass. Thanks to Hannah Ferguson for her beautiful singing at the funeral, the sacristan, altar servers and those who prepared the grave. Special thanks to all the staff/volunteers of Magherafelt Parish Centre who so kindly and efficiently served refreshments after the funeral. Thanks to Brooklands nursing home staff who provided the lovely guard of honour. Thanks also to McCusker Brothers funeral directors for the professional, dignified and caring manner in which they carried out the funeral arrangements. Thanks to Jody from All Spec Marquees. Our sincere thanks to Martin McKenna from Shields Pharmacy in Kilrea and Niall From O'Briens Chemist Magherafelt, to Dr O'Kane, district nurses and staff from the Diamond Medical centre. To all The Paramedics, medical and caring staff from Antrim Hospital, Belfast City Cancer centre, The Macmillan Unit in Antrim, Marie Curie staff and  home carers who treated Mary with great kindness, dedication and care, we will be forever very grateful. As it is impossible to thank everyone individually, we hope this acknowledgement will be accepted as a token of our heartfelt gratitude to all.  Mary's months mind mass will be celebrated on Friday 31st of January at 7.30pm, at The Church of our Lady of Assumption, Magherafelt with everyone welcome to the Parish Centre afterwards.

Acknowledgement for Jean Walls

The family of the late Jean Walls would like to sincerely thank all those who sympathised with them following the death of their beloved sister, aunt and great-aunt on 31st December 2019 aged 86 years. The family wish to express their appreciation for all those who sent Mass cards or messages of support or attended Jean’s wake and funeral. We would especially like to thank Fr John Fox who officiated at the Funeral Mass. Thanks also to Monsignor Andy Dolan (PP Bellaghy) and Monsignor Christopher O’Byrne who both attended Jean over the last decade. To all our extended family and friends for their kindness and help with Jean’s wake and funeral. To Michael Mawhinney, and all of Jean’s great-nieces who provided such beautiful music for the Funeral Mass. A special thanks to the grave diggers, altar servers, readers, sacristan, Eucharistic Ministers and car park attendants. To the Elk Bar for the refreshments after the funeral. Profound thanks to the medical teams who treated and cared for Jean over the last few years. We would especially like to thank all those who helped look after Jean in Milesian Manor Home in recent years. We would like to thank Enda and Tom at McCusker Bros Funeral Directors for their compassionate and professional handling of Jean’s funeral arrangements. It’s not possible to thank every individual who has helped in the recent months, but we hope that this acknowledgement will be accepted by all who contributed to Jean’s life as a token of our deepest gratitude. The family wish to extend a warm welcome to everyone to Jean’s Month’s Mind Mass which will be celebrated on Friday 31st January at 7.00pm in St Trea’s Chapel, Newbridge. Light refreshments will be provided in the Parish Hall after mass.

Acknowledgement for Frankie McCann

McCann Frank (Frankie): The family of the late Frank wish to express our sincere thanks to all who sympathised with them on their recent sad bereavement. Thank you to all who attend the removal of remains and the funeral mass, sent Mass cards, sympathy cards, floral tributes. Thanks to all doctors and nurses of Diamond Medical Centre and Antrim Area Hospital. Thanks to Father Seamus O’Neill who administered the Last Rites to Frank and to Father Christopher McElwee and Father Dermot McGirr who concelebrated the funeral Mass. Thanks also to Father Peter Madden PP for his spiritual support during Frank’s illness. Our grateful thanks to Anthony McBride and Edward James Gribben for the beautiful music and hymns. We appreciate the work of the grave diggers, sacristan and all those who helped in any way. Our gratitude is extended to McCuskers Brothers, Funeral Directors for their compassionate and professional handling of the funeral arrangements. Thanks to the St. Martin’s G.A.C for the use of the hall for refreshments. We are unable to thank everyone individually, so we trust this acknowledgement will be accepted by all as a token of thanks and appreciation. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for your intentions. A Month’s Mind Mass for Frank will be celebrated on Friday 17th January at 7:30pm in St. Mary's, Coolcalm, Desertmartin.

Acknowledgement for Colm McGuckin

The family of the late Colm McGuckin wish to express their sincere thanks to all who sympathised with them on their father’s recent bereavement. Thanks to all our family circle, friends and neighbours who called at the family home, brought food, mass cards, sympathy cards and who helped in any way during the wake. Thanks to all who attended the funeral. A special thank you to Fr Eamon Graham for the fitting funeral mass and for being so attentive during our father’s final days, Also thanks to Fr Dermott Harkin and Fr Neil Magill for their spirituality and attendance to our father at home during his illness.Thanks to Claire Scullion and the Graham family for their beautiful solo singing and instrumental music at the funeral. Thanks to the Sacristans Patrick Boyle and Tom Magill, Altar Servers, Carpark Attendants and to Fergal O’Neill and all who prepared the grave. Thanks to all the Doctors and Nurses of Maghera Health Centre who cared for our father over the past few years.  A special word of thanks to all the staff in C7 Ward in Antrim Area Hospital and the Marie Curie nurses who nursed our father in his final weeks with the utmost respect, care and dignity. Thanks to Enda, Tom and Ronan McCusker for the professional, caring and dignified manner, and particularly for their generosity on Christmas morning, in which they carried out the funeral arrangements. Thanks to Mary Convery and her team for providing refreshments after the burial. Also, thanks to Lavey GAC / Termoneeny Centre for the use of their premises. We hope this acknowledgement will be accepted by all as a token of our heartfelt appreciation. The Holy sacrifice of the mass will be offered for the intentions of all. Colm’s month mind mass will be celebrated in St Mary’s Chapel, Lavey on Friday 24 January at 7.30pm.  Gulladuff, Swatragh, Ballyronan, Dungiven​

Acknowledgement for Sally Craig

The family of the late Sally Craig would like to express their sincere thanks for the support and generosity we received during our recent sad bereavement. We thank our friends, neighbours, family and those who travelled long distances to attend the wake and funeral. A special thanks to Father Paddy Doherty, Father Kieran O'Doherty and Father Charles Keaney for calling to the house at the time of the wake. A thanks to Father Dan for his support and prayers while Sally was sick. We would like to thank Father McWilliams who celebrated Sallys requiem mass.

Thanks to Niamh McGlinchey for the beautiful singing, the alter servers, the sacristan, Eucharistic Ministers and the grave digger. A sincere thanks for her carers that look after her. The doctors, nurses and staff of Maghera Medical Centre. Many thanks to Enda & Tom McCusker funeral directors, Magherafelt. As it would be impossible to thank everyone individually. We hope that this acknowledgement will be accepted as a token of our heartfelt gratitude to all. Sallys month mind mass will be celebrated in St Oliver Plunkett Church, Toome on Sunday 19th January 2020 at 12 noon.

Acknowledgement for May Gallagher

The daughters and family of the late May Gallagher wish to thank all who sympathised with them in their recent bereavement.  We greatly appreciate all those who called at the house, sent mass and sympathy cards and attended the funeral.  Special thanks to the staff of wards A3 and A4 of Antrim Area Hospital, the doctors and staff of The Diamond Medical Centre Magherafelt and Niall and the staff of O’Briens Pharmacy Magherafelt.  Sincere thanks to Fr. John Gates for celebrating mums funeral mass and his words of comfort and support shown to the family.  We would also like to thank the Gribben Sisters and Nuala Kelly for the beautiful music during the funeral and special thanks to Pat Bradley and all the volunteers for the beautiful lunch in the Parish Centre after the funeral.  Thanks also to McCusker Brothers for the dignified and caring manner with which they carried out all the funeral arrangements.  As it would be impossible to thank everyone individually, we trust this acknowledgement will be accepted by all as an expression of our deepest gratitude.  Mums months mind mass will be on Monday 30th December @ 7.30pm in the Church of the Assumption Magherafelt.

Acknowledgement for Maggie Donnelly

The son, daughter, grandchildren, sisters and family circle of the late Maggie Donnelly wish to express their sincere thanks to all who sympathised with them on their recent sad bereavement. Sincere thanks to all who called at the family home, brought food, mass cards, sympathy cards and floral tributes and who helped out in any way during the wake. Thanks to all who attended the funeral. A special word of thanks to Fr Mc Girr for looking after mothers spiritual needs during her last few years at home. For his help and support during the wake and for the beautiful requiem Mass. Thanks to Fr Sean Mc Guigan for looking after mothers spiritual needs during her time in Cove Manor Nursing Home and for concelebrating the requiem mass. Thanks to Fr Madden and Fr Downey. Thanks also to Margaret Conlon for the beautiful singing at the funeral. Thanks to the Sacristan, altar servers and to those who prepared the grave. A special word of thanks to all the staff in Cove Manor Nursing Home Ardboe who treated our mother with the utmost respect, care and dignity during her time there. Thanks to all the girls from Homecare who looked after our mother with utmost care and dignity during her last few years at home. Thanks to the Doctors, nurses and staff from Draperstown and Coagh surgeries. Thanks to St Mary's Hall Desertmartin for the use of their premises and to Bradleys outside catering Maghera for the refreshments. Thanks to Mc Cusker Bros for the caring and dignified manner in which they carried out the funeral arrangements. We hope this acknowledgement will be accepted by all as a token of our appreciation. The Holy sacrifice of the mass will offered for the intentions of all. Maggie Donnellys month mind mass will be celebrated in St Patrick's Church Keenaught on Friday 20th December at 7.30pm

 

Acknowledgement for Fr James McNally

The nephew Ronan, niece Roisin and family circle of the late Fr. James McNally would like to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to all who sympathised with them on their recent loss. Thanks to all who called at Leitrim Road, sent Mass and Sympathy cards, donations in lieu of flowers or attended the funeral. Thanks to Cardinal Seán Brady, Archbishop Eamon Martin, Auxiliary Bishop Michael Router, Monsignor’s, Priests and Deacons who attended to Fr. James’s spiritual needs and officiating at the Requiem Masses. Also the friends of Bethlehem Abbey. Ronan and Roísín and particularly grateful to Teresa, Mary and the rest of the extended McKeever family who cared so lovingly for Fr James in his final months. Thanks to the Doctors, the local and Macmillan nurses and local pharmacist Anita Gribbin and staff for their care and attention during his recent illness. Thanks to Michael Mawhinney for his beautiful singing at the Mass, Altar servers, gravediggers, sacristan. To McCusker Bros Funeral Directors Magherafelt for the dignified manner in which they carried out the funeral arrangements. And also, we wish to thank John and staff at the Inn Castledawson, Tullyglass House Hotel who provided the food after the Funeral. We hope this acknowledgement will be accepted by all as our token of appreciation. Fr. James McNally’s months mind mass will be celebrated on Friday 20th December at 7.00pm in St Trea’s Church Newbridge.

Acknowledgement for John Patrick Young

 

Acknowledgement for John Patrick Young The sons and daughters and the entire family circle of the late John Young (Ballymaguigan Road), wish to express their sincere thanks to all those who sympathised with them, called to the family home, brought food, served tea, sent mass and sympathy cards or helped out in any way during the wake and attended the funeral. Special thanks to Father John Forsythe, for his kindness to Daddy in Antrim hospital. His prayers and blessings were both immense support for daddy and all our family. Thanks also to Monsignor Andrew Dolan, Bellaghy Parish for his kindness and spiritual care at this sad time. Special heartfelt thanks to Father John Fox and Deacon Kevin Duffy, for their kindness and spiritual care during daddy’s short illness his wake and always. Thanks for celebrating the beautiful Holy Requiem Mass.  Thank you to the Gribbin sisters for the beautiful music and all who took part in the mass. Thanks to all the neighbours and Ballymaguigan football club for help with car parking during the wake and funeral. Thanks to May Devlin and Anne Mc Vey and all the staff of the Marina Centre Ballyronan for their help during the wake and tea following the funeral. Thanks to the McCusker Brothers funeral directors for their support and their professional, caring, dignified service. As it is impossible to thank everyone individually, we hope this acknowledgement will be accepted as a token of our heartfelt gratitude to all. Daddys month memory mass will be celebrated on Friday 13thDecember at 7pm in St Treas Church, Newbridge.

 

 

 

 

Acknowledgement  for Dae Cartin

 

The sons, daughters and entire family circle of Dae Cartin (daddy) R.I.P. wish to thank all those who sympathised with them in their recent sad bereavement.  We are most grateful to those who called to the home, brought mass cards, sympathy cards and gifts, and who attended the wake or funeral. A special thanks to Teresa and Patricia and all the staff of Fairfields Care Centre who took care of daddy and treated him with the utmost respect, care, dignity and respect. Thanks also to Brian, Chrisey and Gerard for the guard of honour.  Special thanks to Fr. McGinn, Fr. Brannigan and to Fr. Gates for the beautiful funeral Mass.  To Jerry Loughran who provided the music, the sacristan, and O’Donovan Rossa for the use of their premises and LJ’s for the catering after the funeral.  McCusker Bros for their caring and professional manner in which they carried out the funeral arrangements.  As it would be impossible to thank everyone individually, we hope this acknowledgement will be accepted as a token of our heartfelt gratitude to all.  Daddy’s months mind Mass will be celebrated on Friday 13th December in Church of Our Lady of the Assumption at 7.30pm

 

Acknowledgement for Margaret McCormack

 

 We, the family of the late Margaret McCormack (RIP) wish to express our sincere gratitude to all those who sympathised with us in our recent bereavement. We are grateful to everyone who called at the family home, attended the funeral, sent Mass Cards, letters and sympathy cards, brought gifts or contacted us during this sad time. Many thanks to our very kind neighbours, friends and extended family for their invaluable help, thoughtfulness and support during the wake.Special thanks to Fr. Charles Keaney PP Granaghan, Fr. Neil Collins, Fr. Paddy Doherty, Fr. Kieran O’Doherty and Canon John Kearney for concelebrating the Requiem Mass.  Thank you to Jim B Bradley, Sinead McErlane, Maureen Quinn and the Granaghan Choir for the beautiful music, to the altar servers who assisted at the Requiem Mass and the sacristans for their assistance. Thank you to the staff and pupils of St. John’s Primary School for the Guard of Honour at the school and church   and to the members of Michael Davitt GAC for their Guard of Honour at the church. We extend our appreciation to Fr. Keaney for his spiritual support in recent years and to Eucharistic Minister Maura Quinn for bringing Holy Communion regularly to our mother. Our sincere thanks to the district nurses, Shields Pharmacy and all the Staff of Kilrea Medical Centre for their care and support always. A special thank you to Ann’s Home Care for their dedicated care, kindness and consideration shown to our mother. Many thanks to McCusker Brothers Funeral Directors for carrying out the funeral arrangements in such a caring and dignified manner and to Maghera Memorials who prepared the grave. We are grateful to Friels Restaurant for providing the refreshments after the funeral and to Michael Davitt GAC for the use of their premises. As it would be impossible to thank everyone individually, we hope that this acknowledgement will be accepted as a token of our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to everyone. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for the intentions of all. The Month’s Mind Mass for Margaret McCormack will be the Vigil Mass in St. John the Baptist Church Granaghan on Saturday 14th December 2019 at 7.00 PM. Swatragh, Kilrea, Warrenpoint, Clady County Tyrone and Glasgow.

Acknowledgement for Sean McKay

McKay, Sean: Bernie, Calum, Jonathan & Michael & entire family of the late Sean McKay (RIP) wish to express their sincere thanks to all those who sympathised with them in their recent bereavement.  Our heartfelt thanks to the many friends, neighbours, work colleagues and extended family circle for their kindness in calling at our home, sending Mass cards, sympathy cards, floral tributes, letters and messages of sympathy and to all those from near and far who attended the funeral.  A special thanks to Fr. John Gates for the support and help during the wake and the lovely celebration of the requiem mass.  Thanks also to Monsignor O’Bryne and Fr. Des Branigan.  Thanks also to Siobhan Robinson for her beautiful singing at the funeral, the sacristan and those who prepared the grave. We especially would like to thank the O’Hagans and all the Specialist Joinery family for their help and support during and after Sean’s illness.  Special thanks to Magherafelt Parish Centre, Manager Pat Bradley & all the Staff/Volunteers who so kindly and efficiently served refreshments after the funeral.  Thanks to all the ladies at Charis who helped Sean & family throughout his illness.  Thanks to O’Donovan Rossa who provided the guard of honour, Sean would’ve considered that as a great honour and privilege.  Thanks also to McCusker Brothers Funeral Directors for the dignified and caring manner in which they carried out the funeral arrangements. As it would be impossible to thank everyone individually, we hope this acknowledgement will be accepted by all as a token of our heartfelt gratitude to all. Thanks to everyone for the beautiful send-off Sean deserved.

Sean’s months mind mass will be celebrated on Monday 9th Dec @ 7.30pm  in The Church of Our Lady of Assumption, Magherafelt.

Acknowledgement for Sean Murray

Sean’s family wish to express their sincere thanks to all those who sympathised with them in their bereavement. Our heartfelt thanks to all who called at our home, attended the funeral, sent cards, letters and brought gifts. This has been so appreciated and a great support and consolation to us all. To Fr. Gates PP for his kindness and celebration of Sean’s life through the mass and homily. Special thanks to Monsignor O’Byrne. To Sean’s nieces and nephew for the lovely readings and prayers. Our thanks also to Peter, John and Deirdre McErlain for their beautiful singing. To the Sacristan, gravediggers, O’Donovan Rosses, the Parish Centre Volunteers who provided the refreshments. To Enda and Thomas McCusker for their dignified and professional way they carried out the funeral arrangements. As we cannot thank everyone individually, we hope this acknowledgement will be accepted by all. Our deepest gratitude to all who shared with us at this time. May you rest in peace Sean.

Acknowledgement for Jim Spiers

The wife, sons, daughters, sister and entire family circle of the late Jim Spiers (Ballyheifer), wish to express their sincere thanks to all those who sympathised with them in their recent sad bereavement. Thanks to everyone who called at the family home, brought food, served tea, sent mass and sympathy cards or helped out in any way during the wake and attended the funeral. Special thanks to Father John Gates and Father Branigan for their kindness and spiritual care during Jim’s illness and wake and for celebrating the beautiful requiem mass. Thank you to the Gribbin sisters for the beautiful music and to all who helped or took part in the mass and to those who took care of the grave digging. Our sincere thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff of The Diamond Medical Centre, Antrim Area Hospital, especially the staff of ward A4, the tracker care team and the trust care team who attended Jim during his illness. Many thanks to McCusker Brothers funeral directors for their support and their caring and dignified service. Thanks also to Pat Bradley and his team from the parish centre and Glenshane marquees. As it would be impossible to thank everyone individually, we hope this acknowledgment will be accepted as a taken of our heartfelt gratitude to all. Jim’s months mind mass will be celebrated on Tuesday the 26th of November at 7:30pm, at Our Lady of the Assumption Magherafelt.

(Magherafelt, Lissan, Loup, Desertmartin, Randalstown, Cargin, Moortown, Philadelphia and Sydney)