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Glenties Notes 2nd December 2010

Sincere sympathy is extended to Monica Kennedy, Narin Road, Glenties on the death recently in the U.S.A. of her brother, James Gallagher (formerly of Ardun, Glenties).  Sincere sympathy also to his nieces, nephews and all his relatives and friends.

Andy Doherty
The death took place at his home on Wednesday 24th November of Andy Doherty, The Rock and formerly The Wood, Glenties.  His Remains were brought to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Friday morning.  Fr. Pat Prendergast celebrated Requiem Mass at 11 a.m. Readings were by his grandson, John Glynn.  Music and singing was by John F. O’ Donnell and Sinead Finn.  Burial took place in the local Graveyard.  He is survived by one daughter, Rosemary Glynn, five sons, Paddy, Danny, John, Andy and Tony, grandchildren, in-laws, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended.  Andy’s wife Margaret predeceased him fourteen years ago.  His sister Lil Gallagher, Meenahalla, Glenties and three other sisters and a brother also predeceased him.

New Arrival
Congratulations to June (nee Conefry) and Hugo Kilroy, Altar, Glenties on the birth recently of their fourth child, a baby sister (Clodagh) for Aidan, Emily and Bethany.

The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 23rd November were – Sandra Moore won the Jackpot of € 400.  Kathleen Boyle, Mary Doherty, Briege Gallagher, Emer O’ Donnell, Sean Carr, Kilcar, Patricia Molloy, Joseph Martin, Marie Boyle, Pauline Mc Geehan and Willie Mc Nelis won € 100 each.  Sandra Moore, Marian Ward, Bernie Martin, Christine Mc Cool, Rosaleen Gallagher, Ardara,   Isobel Mc Loone, Philip Gallagher, Paula Hegarty, Joanne Gallagher and Clare Keeney won € 50 each.  Patsy Martin, Fiona Gallagher and Paula Hegarty won € 20 each.

“Some Quiet Time-Out for Reflection throughout Advent” has started on Wednesdays from 8.30 – 9.30 p.m. at The Convent.  Everyone is welcome.

First Holy Communion
Children from St. Riaghan’s N.S. and Scoil Mhuire will receive their First Holy Communion in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday 7th May 2011 at 11 a.m. Mass.  Children from Edeninfagh N.S. will receive their First Holy Communion on Sunday 8th May in the Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh at 9.30 Mass.

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  • Thank all of you, family and friends who came to share in the celebration of the life of James Joseph Gallagher, Bethlehem, PA USA.. He passed Monday NOV. 22 at the age of 85 in his home surrounded by those who loved him. He was born in Ardun, Glenties County Donegal in a modest farmhouse on the side of a hill. He was the 7th of 8 children and is only survived by his youngest sibling Monica Kennedy who he loved dearly. He worked on the family farm till the age of 27 and at that point left Ireland to come the America. He joined his older brother Paddy who had settled in Brooklyn, NY several years before. He worked initially in the Hotel business but then eventually earned appropriate training to work as a fireman for the Board of Education in New York. He went on in 1959 to marry the love of his life, Bridget McGready, Inver, better known to him as Josephine. He adored her with unconditional love and would do everything in his power to assure her happiness. They went on the have three children including James, Brendan and Patrick. He afforded his sons the opportunity to succeed by assuring them a formal education. This was of tremendous importance to him as he himself had not had that privilege. He went on to have a successful career and retired reluctantly in 1993 when his physical prowess had started to diminish. He thereafter devoted his life to his wife, his church and to spending time with his sons and his 4 grandchildren James, Katherine, Kevin and Quinn. At the later stages of his life when his body started to break down, he maintained his dignity and his wonderful sense of humor . He had had a Coronary bypass operation in 1995 and when he went to the surgeon for a followup visit the surgeon went on to inform him that he was well and could now resume normal acivity including driving a car. My father said nothing to the doctor but went on to inform us about the visit and the miracle of modern medicine and this amazing operation which had now afforded him the ability to drive given that he had never driven in his life. He was a generous and decent man who so may people referred to has a “nice guy”. His family will miss him but we have no doubt that he is in heaven playing cards with his family and friends and catching up on the latest news. RIP. Jim Gallagher Bethlehem, PA USA.

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