The death has occurred of Fr. Seán GILDEA OFM
Ballinarry, Riverstown, Sligo / Rossnowlagh, Donegal
Fr. Seán Gildea OFM, Franciscan Friary, Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal and formerly Ballinarry, Riverstown, Co. Sligo. Fr. Seán served as a Missionary Priest in Zimbabwe for 43 years. He died peacefully on June 11th 2021 (in his 98th year) surrounded by his loving family and in the tender care of the staff at North West Hospice, Sligo, also the staff at Sligo University Hospital and previously in the devoted care of the staff at Drumderrig Nursing Home, Boyle. Predeceased by his parents, Dominic and Anne and recently deceased brother Michael (Mick), Deeply mourned by Guardian Fr. Eugene, and his brother priests at Franciscan Friary, Rossnowlagh, sisters Nancy and Stella, brothers Willie, Paddy, Frank and Jimmy, sisters-in-law Noreen and Liala, nephews, nieces, parishioners, neighbours and his wide circle of friends.
"Ngaazorore ari mu rugare (Shona)"
Reposing at Shivnan’s Funeral Home, Ballyfarnon, on Monday evening from 7 o'clock until 9 o'clock (strictly confined to his immediate family and close friends) Removal from Shivnan’s Funeral Home on Tuesday afternoon at 5 o’clock, via Kilmactranny, Ballinarry and Castlebaldwin, arriving at Franciscan Friary, Rossnowlagh, to repose from 7 o'clock until 9 o'clock. Concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Interment afterwards in adjoining cemetery.
Mass will be streamed live on Geevagh.ie Facebook page.
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