Obituaries

Death of John Moroney Post 5 IUNVA

From PRO IUNVA

With sadness, we inform our members of the death of John Moroney of Post 5 IUNVA and retired CQMS 4 Inf Bn Collins Bks Cork.

John Moroney

Rip.ie notice reads: The death has occurred of John (Sean) Moroney Buttevant Co. Cork and formerly of Millmount Kilmallock Co Limerick. Late Army Veteran. May 23rd 2022. Peacefully in the tender care of all the staff of Maria Goretti Nursing Home Kilmallock. Predeceased by his parents Michael and Julia Moroney, his brother Mike, and his grandson Sam. Very deeply regretted by his sons Michael, Ger and Shane, daughter Grainne, daughter in law Anna, sisters Eileen, Sheila, Mary, Jane, Rita and Kitty, brothers in law, grandchildren Jenelle, Michael, CJ, Eliana, greatgrand daughter Saoirse, cousins, relatives, kind neighbours and his many friends.
May He rest In Peace.
Reposing this Wednesday (5th May) from 1pm at Daffy’s Funeral Home, Kilmallock followed by removal at 2pm for burial service to the local cemetery.

Death of John (Baby) McCARTHY Post 6 IUNVA

From PRO IUNVA

M. WalshIt is with deep sadness we report the passing of veteran John ( Baby ) McCarthy ex 12th Inf Bn, Sarsfield BKs Limerick, on Sunday 1st May 2022.
John died peacefully, surrounded by his family, at home in Georgian Village, Old Cork Road, Limerick City.

Sadly missed by his heartbroken family, his loving wife Marie, children Kieran, Teena, Tom & Jessica, sons-in-law Martin & David, daughters-in-law Marian & Rachel, grandchildren Jamie, Cian, Sophie, Zoey, Erin, Isabella, Emma & Aaron, sisters, brother, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, aunts, nieces, nephews, relatives and a wide circle of friends.

Reposing in Griffin’s Funeral Home on Wednesday 4th May from 5pm. Removal to Garrison Church, Sarsfield Barracks at 6:30pm.

Requiem Mass on Thursday 5th May at 12 noon

Funeral afterwards to Mount St. Lawrence Cemetery.

Messages of sympathy may be expressed through the rip.ie condolences section (below), through the death notices section of our website: www.griffinfunerals.com or by post to Griffin’s Funeral Home.

Rest in Peace.

Death of Joe Hanley Post 32

From PRO IUNVA

With sadness we report the death of Joe Hanley, Post 32, Tralee, Co Kerry on 29 Apr 2022. Sadly missed by his loving family, his brother Anthony, sister Pauline, the Goodall and Quirke families, relatives and friends.

Reposing at the Gleasure Funeral home, Tralee on Sun 1 May from 1500 o 1700 hours.
Funeral to St John’s Church Tralee at 0930 on Mon morning where Requiem Mass will be celebrated at 1000. Internment afterwards in New Rath Cemetery.

Donations in lieu of flowers, if desired, to Kerry Hospice Foundation.
Rest in Peace.

 

Death of Charlie Raleigh Post 3

From PRO IUNVA

With sadness we report the death of Charlie Raleigh, a member Post 3 from Graigemore, Bunclody Co Wexford and a veteran of A Coy, 36 Inf Bn ONUC, he was involved in the fighting in Elisabethville in Dec 1961 during Op Unokat. His parent unit was 5 Inf Bn.

Beloved husband of Betty and father of Kieran. Brother of Mary, Eve, Kevin, George and the late Jack, Jim and Nancy. Sadly missed by his wife, son, sisters, brothers, daughter-in-law Vanessa, his grandchildren Freya and Callum, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.

May Charlie Rest In Peace

Reposing at Lennon’s Funeral Home, Bunclody, on Saturday from 3pm to 7pm. Removal on Sunday at 12.30pm to St. Brigid’s Church, Kilrush for Funeral Mass at 1pm with live streaming from https://churchmedia.ie/st-brigids-church-kilrush/. Burial afterwards in Kilrush Cemetery. Condolences may be left in the condolence section on the website of Lennon’s Funeral Directors, Main St Bunclody.

Death of Capt Brendan Lynch (Retd) S&T Corps

From PRO IUNVA

With sadness we inform our members of the death of Capt Brendan Lynch (Retd) (Dungarvan Co Waterford and Co Dublin) who died on 23 Apr 2022.

Capt lynchHe joined the Defence Forces with 41 Cadet Class in 1966 and when he was commissioned in 1968, he was posted to the Supply and Transport Corps.
Two of his brothers served in the Defence Forces, Commodore Frank Lynch and Comdt Eamonn Lynch.
Brendan served in UNIFIL as Transport Officer 44 Inf Bn in 1978 – 1979.


He died at St Francis Hospice Blanchardsown after a hard fought battle.
Sadly missed by his loving and heartbroken wife Wendy, sons Eoin and Killian, stepdaughter Thérese, daughters-in-law, son-in-law, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, relatives and friends.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.
Removal on Wed 27 Apr morning to St Cronan’s Church, Brackenstown arriving at 1100 hours Mass followed by funeral to Dardistown Crematorium. You can view the Mass live through the church webcam on the link below. No flowers please. Donations if desired to St Francis Hospice.

Webcam link https://www.mcnmedia.tvCamera/st-cronans-church-brackenstown-swords

Death of  Michael McEvilly Post 9 IUNVA

From PRO IUNVA

The death has occurred of Michael McEvilly, Athlone a Member of Post 9 IUNVA.
Please see rip.ie death notice:

Retired Irish Defence Forces (4th Field Signals) M. Mc'Evillyand member of Post 9 IUNVA. Peacefully on Sunday 17th April 2022. Magazine Avenue, Athlone, Co. Westmeath. Predeceased by his beloved sons Michael and Eddie, and daughter Fiona. Sadly missed by his loving sons Thomas, David, and Patrick, daughters Martina, Cathorina and Amanda, brother Marty, in-laws, nephews, nieces, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, relatives and friends.

 

Rest In Peace

Reposing at Flynn’s Funeral Home, The Strand on Wednesday evening from 5pm until 6pm. Requiem Mass on Thursday in S.S. Peter & Paul’s Church at 11am followed by burial afterwards in Cornamagh Cemetery. For those unable to attend or who just wish to live stream Michael’s Funeral Mass, please click on the link below on Thursday at 11am:

Michael’s family are still very conscious of the fact that Covid is still present and would appreciate if social distancing, face covering and no hand-shaking took place during the funeral.

Date Published: Tuesday 19th April 2022 Date of Death: Sunday 17th April 2022

Death of Robert (Bobby) Donoghue Post 1

From PRO IUNVA

The death has occurred of Robert (Bobby) Donoghue Inchore, Dublin, a Member of Post 1 IUNVA.
Please see rip.ie death notice:
Donoghue (Dublin) April 6th, 2022, suddenly at home, Robert (Bobby) late of Inchicore and retired CQMS Irish Army. Beloved husband of Rita and much-loved father of Geraldine, Catherine and Teresa. Sadly missed by his loving wife and family, brothers, sisters, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.


May he rest in peace.

Reposing at the Massey Bros. Funeral Home, The Haven, 177 Crumlin Road on Tuesday (April 19th) from 2 o’clock to 5 o’clock. Funeral Mass on Wednesday (April 20th) at 11 o’clock in Church of Mary Immaculate (Oblates) Inchicore followed by cremation to Mount Jerome Crematorium. Family flowers only please, donations, if desired, to the Irish Heart Foundation.
To view the funeral Mass please click
https://www.churchservices.tv/maryimmaculateoblates
Messages of condolences may be left for Roberts family by visiting Massey Brothers Private Condolence Page.

All enquiries to Massey Bros., on 01 4533333.
Date Published: Wednesday 13th April 2022.
Date of Death: Wednesday 6th April 2022

Death of Lieut Col George Staunton (Retd)

From PRO IUNVA

We extend our condolences to Col Mark Staunton and the Staunton family on the death of Lt Col
George B Staunton (Retired). Funeral arrangements are as follows:
The death has occurred of Lt. Col. (retired) George Staunton, Ashbrook Gardens, Ennis Rd, Limerick
City, formerly of Tuam and Dublin & late of Castletroy Golf Club. Beloved husband of the late
Jackie. Sadly missed by his loving sons Brian & Mark, daughters Ciara (Murphy) & Aoife, son-in-law Liam, daughters-in-law Sandra & Orla, grandchildren Niamh, Cathal & Roisín, Conor, Tom, Ryan & Flynn, Ronan, Darragh, Colm & Shane, sister Noreen (Farrelly), sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.
Rest in Peace.

Tuesday 5th April 2022.


He joined the Defence Forces as a Cadet with 29 Cadet Class in 1954 and he was commissioned on 26 Nov 1956. He served in the Curragh in Dep Sigs, he was OC 3 Fd Sigs Coy FCA in Limerick, OC 1 Fd Sigs Coy in Collins Barracks, Cork. He retired as OC S Comd FCA.
He served in Cyprus with 7 Inf Gp from Oct 1966 to Mar 1967. As a Lt Col he served at UNIFIL HQ.

Death CQMS M. McTighe – (Rtd) 30/03/22

From PRO IUNVA

Please see death notice for CQMS Michael Tighe (Retd), he served with 32 Inf Bn, the first unit to serve in the Congo, his parent unit was then 6 Inf Bn.

One year later he returned to the Congo and served with A Coy 35 Inf Bn and he fought at Jadotville in Sep 1961 and in Elisabethville in Dec 1961.

May he rest in peace.

The death occurred, peacefully, surrounded by his family, at the Midlands Regional Hospital, Mullingar, on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 of Michael Tighe (Ex. 17th Inf Btn., Connolly Barracks), Annaly park, Longford Town, Longford. He will be sadly missed by his beloved wife Alice, daughters Sandra Martin (Celbridge) and Antonette Keenan (Longford), sons Michael (U.S.A.) and Mark (Cavan), daughters-in-law Maureen and Patricia, sons-in-law Michael and Brendan, grandchildren Dara, Shaena, Erin, Michael, Connor, Ben, Mia, Lauren, Tíornaigh and Ruán, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.


The family very much appreciates your support and consideration at this time.

Death of Captain John Clarke (Retd)

We extend our deepest sympathy to IUNVA’s Deputy President Major Gen Kieran Brennan Retd and to his wife Maria on the death of her father, Capt John Clarke, Newbridge Co Kildare.

John Clarke, Cornelscourt, Newbridge & formerly Ballyknockan, Co. Wicklow. Founder of Johnstown Garden Centre. Deeply regretted by wife Elsie, children, Jim, Maria, Sean, Pat & Peter, & extended family. Reposing at his residence from 5pm on Sunday, with prayers at 7pm. House strictly private at all other times.

 

 

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

 

Robbie Dyland – 23rd February 2022

We regret to report of the sad loss of Robert (Robbie) Dyland son of Post 1 member David Dyland.
R. Dyland
Late of 7th Infantry Battalion, Cathal Brugha Barracks. Peacefully at Saint Francis Hospice in the loving care of his heartbroken family. Beloved fiancé of Lauren, adored son of Barbara and David and loving brother of Eve. Robbie will be sadly missed and remembered with love by his Fiancée, Mam and Dad, extended family, neighbours, friends, Defence Forces colleagues, and all who knew him.

Our deepest condolences to David and Barbara at this very sad time.

May Robert Rest in Peace.

 

Death of Lieut Col Pearse McCorley (Retd)

 

It is with regret we inform you of the death of Lieut Col Pearse McCorley (Retd), Newbridge Co Kildare.

He joined the Defence Forces in Dec 1961 as a member of 36 Cadet Class and he was commissioned on 15 July 1963.  He served in the Curragh Training Camp (later C Comd) with 4 Mot Sqn, the Cav Sch, 1 Armd Car Sqn, Cav Workshops, Dep Cav, HQ CTC, P&R Sec DFHQ, GTD, HQ 6 Bde, HQ 4 Bde and HQ C Comd FCA. 

He completed two tours of duty with UNFICYP with the Armd Car Gps of 3 Inf Gp in 1964 and 11 Inf Gp in 1968-69.  He served three tours of duty with UNIFIL in 1980-81, in 1984 and in 1988-89.  He spent fourteen months in Central America as a UN military observer in 1991-92.  In 1994-95 he served with the European Community Monitoring Mission in the Former Yugoslavia and in 1995 he returned to the Balkans with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina.  He retired in January 2002.

May Pearse Rest In Peace

Carpe Diem

Date Published: Monday 14th February 2022, Date of Death: Sunday 13th February 2022.

Photo caption:  Pearse McCorley photographed in Central America while serving with the United Nations Observer Group in Central America (ONUCA) in 1991-92.  He is standing at number 3 from the right.

Photo credit: private collection of the late Col Sean Norton DSM.

John Byrne

We regret to report the death of a former 2 Cav Sqn Sgt John Byrne who, as a young Tpr in 2 Mot Sqn, served with UNFICYP in Cyprus and later as a NCO with UNIFIL in Lebanon.

Corrduff and late of Cametiu, Bunclody Co Wexford. Loving husband of Rose and step-father of Lisa, Louise and little John. Brother of Jim, Lar, Pat, Martin, Ann, Stacia, Kit and the late Mary and Matt. Sadly missed by his wife, step family, brothers, sisters, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, relatives, neighbours and friends.

May John’s soul Rest In Peace

Seamus Furlong

We regret to notify the death of Veteran Seamus Furlong who served in Dep Cav and in a number of UNIFIL Bns in Recce Coy as a Fitter Cpl.

Recce Coy 46 Inf Bn

Peacefully on Sunday 6th February 2022, in the wonderful care of the nurses and staff at Gorey District Hospital. Seamus will be sadly missed and remembered with love by his loving wife Ann, daughter Lorna and her partner James, brother Matt, sisters Gretta, Josie and Eileen, his adored granddaughters Nahla and Milah, brothers in-law, sisters in-law, nephews, nieces, extended family and his many friends.

May He Rest In Peace

The photograph was taken in Sep 2021 at Cav Corps Memorial Day in Plunkett Bks.

 

Andrew McKenna Post 1 IUNVA

The death has occurred of Andrew McKenna Post 1, on 5th February 2022, a Veteran who served with ONUC in the Congo.

Andrew of Finglas, Dublin 11 and formerly Rathnew, Co. Wicklow and late of the 5th Battalion Garrison Transport, McKee Barracks.
Peacefully in Connolly Memorial Hospital, Blanchardstown, surrounded by his family.
Predeceased by his beloved wife Bridget, children Andrew, Raymond and Annette.
Andrew will be very sadly missed by his loving family Elizabeth, Yvonne, Caroline, Kevin, and Ciaran, grandchildren, great grandchildren, brothers, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, Ciaran’s partner, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, nephews, nieces, his loyal pal Patch the dog, extended family neighbours and friends.
 
May he Rest in Peace.

Martin Page Post 1 IUNVA

The death has occurred of Martin (Lags) Page (Snr), Melitta Terrace, Melitta Road, Kildare Town, Kildare, on 21st January 2022.

Ex-Defence forces – formerly of Magee Barracks, Kildare Town.
Peacefully in the wonderful care of the staff at Naas Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Husband of the late Sally, son of the late William and Margaret Page, sister Vera and brothers Philip and Billy.


Sadly missed by his loving children Tracey, Martin (Jnr) and Kiera, grandchildren Chloe and Declan, sisters Kathleen, Mary, Geraldine and Mena, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends and his beloved pet dogs Buster and Ruby.

 

May Martin rest in peace.

Comdt John Terence (Terry) McNulty (Retd)

I regret to inform you of the death of Comdt John Terence (Terry) McNulty (Retd) who died on 12 Jan 2022 a few weeks short of his 91st birthday. He joined the Defence Forces as a member of 24 Cadet Class in 1950 and was commissioned into the Inf Corps on 10 Nov 1951. He served mainly in the Eastern Comd with 2 Inf Bn and in DFHQ with Ops Sec. He served as an unarmed military observer with UNTSO in the Middle East in 1974. He was a member of the Reconnaissance Party that travelled to Lebanon in May 1978 in preparation for the deployment of the first DF unit, 43 Infantry Battalion, to UNIFIL.

Funeral details as follows.

 Beloved husband of Ann and loving father of Aidan, Siobhan, Ciara and Eileen. Sadly missed by his family, his grandchildren Amelia, Ellie, Harry, Ella, Sean, Ciara, John and Claire, great-grandchildren Harry and Fionn, daughter-in-law Sandra, sons-in-law George and Garet, brother Ray, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Rest in Peace.

Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis

Joe McGuinness

The death has occurred of Joe McGuiness, Shanballymore, Cork / Horseleap, Co Offaly, on 10th January 2022.

Formerly Ardnurcher Glebe, Horseleap Offaly.  Peacefully at the University Hospital Limerick. Predeceased by his daughter Michelle, by his parents Jack & Mary Bridget, brother P.J. Mc Guinness (Clara), sister Kitty Jennette (Tullamore) and sister Maggie Higgins (Moate). Deeply regretted by his loving son Mark, his brothers and sisters Mary McManus (Athlone), Ber Monagle (Athlone), John McGuinness (Horseleap), Liam Mc Guinness (Tullamore), Josie Farrell (Manorhamilton), Nuala Heffernan (Tullamore), Patricia Burke (Ballinasloe), Philomena Arnold (England), Tom McGuinness (Australia), Frances Irving (Tullamore), Pauline Maker (England) and Geraldine Mogridge (Scotland), brothers in law, sisters in law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.

May Joe Rest In Peace

Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis

 

Brigadier General Jack Kissane (Retd) Post 30

The death has occurred of Brigadier General Jack (Seán) Kissane, Salthill, Galway / Lisselton, Co Kerry (peacefully) at his home in Salthill in the loving care of his family, on Wednesday 5th January 2022. Pre-deceased by his first wife Mary (née Hassett), brothers Fr. Michael, Edward, Richie and sisters Mary and Peggy McElligott. 

Beloved husband of Maureen (née Dunleavy) and the late Mary, much loved father of Niamh Ryan (Tipperary), Katherine Stapleton (Naas), John (Wales), Lorna Mayne, (Dubai) and Keith (Galway).  Deeply mourned by his wife and family, his sister Hannah May Liston, daughters-in-law Corrin and Hilary, sons-in-law Dominic, Eoin and Steve, adored grandchildren, nieces, nephews, the extended Kissane, Dunleavy and Hassett families, neighbours and friends. 

Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis

Michael Doherty

Funeral notice for Michael Doherty a member of Post 30.  He served in the Congo with C Coy 37 Inf Bn from May to Nov 1962, his parent unit was 1 Inf Bn. 

Michael, late of Ballydavid, Athenry, Co, Galway and Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo, who passed away, peacefully, in Mayo General Hospital, after a short illness, on Sunday, 14th November, 2021.

Predeceased by his parents Catherine and Michael, sisters Rita and Monica and his grandson Danny.

Michael will be missed by Stella, their son Karl and daughter Theresa (UK), grandchildren Titula, Phoebe, Danielle, Jade and Marcus (UK), brothers Noel, Henry and Gerry (Athenry), sisters Anne Higgins (Carnmore), Lilly Scahill (Corofin), Maureen Goddard and Patsy Wilsher (UK) brothers in-law, sisters in-law, his many nieces, nephews and cousins and his wide circle of friends in Athenry and Ballyhaunis. 

 Rest in Peace.

THOMAS KENNY (RIP)

With deep regret we report the death of Thomas Kenny who was one of the two survivors of the Niemba Ambush in which nine personnel from Number 2 Pl, A Coy 35 Inf Bn were killed on 8 Nov 1960 Congo.

(Ballyfermot, Dublin 10) October 30, 2021 – (peacefully) at Our Lady’s Hospice, in the presence his loving family.

Beloved husband of the late Rose. He will be very sadly missed by his loving children and their spouses, grandchildren and their spouses, great-grandchildren, extended family, friends, and his 3 boys with the 4 legs.
May he Rest in Peace.