Death Notices

Joseph James English
April 7, 2021

Formerly of the Lodge, Hospital, Co. Limerick and late of Chicago, U.S.A. Pre-deceased by his parents James and Bridget (Murnane) and his sister Tina Clifford. Survived by his wife Brigid (Berry) English (nee Costello) children Mary Brennan, Tina Gallagher and Jim. Sisters Vera Butler and Maree Kelleher. Sons in Law Conal Gallagher and Daniel Brennan. Daughter in law Gretchen (nee Mount), and his eight grandchildren Brigid, Tiarnan, Megan, Liam, Niall, Clare, Maeve and Aidan. Joe will be welcomed in heaven by his family and friends and dearly missed by those he’s left behind. His spirit will live on through the thousands of lives he touched through the years.

Visitation: Sunday, April 11, 2021 from 3:00 – 7:00 PM.

Requiem Mass:  Monday, April 12, 2021, 10:30 AM, from Thornridge Funeral Home (Janusz Family Funeral Service), 14318 S. LaGrange Road (Northbound traffic, U-turn permitted at 143rd Street) Orland Park, to St. Francis of Assisi Church, Orland Park, Mass 11:30 AM. A live stream of the service will be available at https://www.asimplestreaming.com/jenglish

Interment: Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

May He Rest in Peace

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Mount Carmel High School Educational Foundation, 6410 S Dante Ave, Chicago, IL 60637.

Joan Garvey (née Joyce)
March 31, 2021

Peacefully at Riverbrook Nursing home Castleconnell. Beloved wife of the late Paddy, and loving mother of the late Paul, Joan and Vinny. Sadly missed by her loving sons Jack and Martin, sister Agnes, sister in law Susan, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-granddaughter, extended family, relatives and friends.

Arrival: Easter Sunday 4th April to St. Joseph’s Church, Castleconnell

Requiem Mass: At 11:30pm, which will be broadcast on www.castleconnellparish.ie  and 106.3 FM.

Burial: Afterwards in Stradbally Cemetery, Castleconnell

May She Rest in Peace

Please adhere to government guidelines regarding social distance and number of people.

Contact: Meehan’s Funeral Undertakers: 061-378147.


Michael Hayes
March 26, 2021

(College Avenue, Moyross, Limerick and Athlunkard Nursing Home. Formerly of Spaights). March 26th 2021 peacefully at Ennis General Hospital. Sadly missed by his loving daughters Bernadette, Denise, Catherine and Jacqueline, sons Michael and Niall, Kay, sons-in-law, grandchildren, sisters, brothers, nephews, nieces, extended family and friends.

Rest in Peace

Private Requiem Mass will be held for family in St. Munchin’s Church, Clancy Strand this Tuesday (30th March) at 11.00am.

Burial afterwards in Stradbally Cemetery, Castleconnell.

In the interests of public health, attendance at the Requiem Mass will be restricted in accordance with government guidelines and in line with social distancing protocols.

Mass cards and messages of sympathy can be sent to Thompson’s, Thomas Street, Limerick.


Teresa (Tess) Ryan nee Cleary
March 22, 2021

Lacka, Castleconnell, Co. Limerick. 22nd March 2021 suddenly at the University Hospital Limerick. Beloved wife of the late Mick and loving mother of baby Valerie. Sadly missed by her loving sons Sean and Gus, daughters Marian McNamara and Treasa, son in law Anthony, sisters Maureen and Nancy, niece Caroline, neighbours, relatives and friends.

Rest in Peace

Departing her home on Friday 26th March travelling via The Spa to St. Joseph’s Church, Castleconnell for

Requiem Mass at 11.30 a.m., which will be broadcast on www.castleconnellparish.ie and 106.3 FM.

Burial afterwards in Stradbally Cemetery, Castleconnell.

Please adhere to government guidelines regarding social distance and number of people.

House Private please.


Ann Skehan (née Bourke)
March 13, 2021

Castleconnell, Co Limerick and formerly Tullamaine, Fethard, Co Tipperary,  peacefully at St. John’s Hospital, Limerick. Beloved wife of Pat. Predeceased by her sister Joan, brothers Michael and John and nephews Alan and Eoin. Ann will be sadly missed by her husband Pat, brother Martin, sisters Margaret and Carmel, sisters-in-law Noreen, Alice and Margaret, and Margaret’s husband John, brothers in-law Jimmy and Pat, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Ann Skehan

May Her Gentle Soul Rest In Peace

Arrival at St. Joseph’s Church, Castleconnell on Tuesday 16th March for

Requiem Mass at 11.30 a.m., which will be broadcast on www.castleconnellparish.ie and 106.3 FM.

Burial afterwards in Cormac’s Cemetery, Cashel.

Please adhere to government guidelines regarding social distance and number of people.


Michael Scully
March 10, 2021

Coolreiry, Castleconnell, Co. Limerick, Newport, Co. Tipperary and formerly of Ranelagh, Dublin 6.  Suddenly at his residence. Beloved son of the late Michael and Vera and brother of the late Aidan and Veronica Scully. Deeply regretted by his son Daire, daughter Aisling, Helen, sister Barbara, brother in law Eugene, sister in law Breda, extended family, relatives and friends.

Rest in Peace

Arrival at St. Joseph’s Church, Castleconnell on Monday 15th March for

Private Requiem Mass at 11.30 a.m. which will be broadcast on www.castleconnellparish.ie and 106.3 FM, followed by

Private Cremation in Shannon Crematorium at 2 p.m.

Please adhere to government guidelines regarding social distance and number of people.


Dan O’Sullivan (Dodo)
March 9, 2021

Coal Merchant, Chapel Hill, Castleconnell, Co. Limerick, formerly of Ballyduff, Co. Kerry and Harlesdon, London. 9th March 2021 peacefully at the University Hospital Limerick. Sadly missed by his loving wife Etta, son Michael, daughters Joyce and Susan, grandchildren Charlotte, Timmy and James, brother Anthony, sisters Carmel, Anne and Liz, extended family, relatives and friends.

Arrival: Saturday 13th March to St. Joseph’s Church, Castleconnell

Requiem Mass: at 11:30pm, which will be broadcast on www.castleconnellparish.ie  and 106.3 FM.

Burial in Rahela Cemetery, Ballyduff, Co. Kerry, arriving at 2 p.m. approx.

May He Rest in Peace

Please adhere to government guidelines regarding social distance and number of people.

Contact: Meehan’s Funeral Undertakers: 061-378147.


Thomas (Tom) Tyrrell
March 6, 2021

Stradbally, Castleconnell, Co. Limerick, Late of Arklow, Co. Wicklow. 6th March 2021, peacefully, at his home. Predeceased by his sister Emma. Sadly missed by his loving wife Peggy, son Robert and Daughter Edel (Holmes), sisters Anne and Joyce, son in law, daughter in law, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, extended family, relatives, friends and neighbours.

Family flowers only please, donations, if desired, to Milford Hospice, Irish Cancer Society and Castleconnell Ahane Montpelier Cancer Support Group.

Arrival: Tuesday 9th March to All Saint’s Church, Stradbally, Castleconnell, via Meehan’s Funeral Home, Catholic Church and Chapel Hill,

Service: at 14:00.

Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

“The Day thou gavest Lord is ended”

The family would like to thank Milford Hospice nurses, Irish Cancer night nurses, carers and his medical team and Castleconnell Ahane Montpelier Cancer Support Group for their support.

Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to Milford Hospice, Irish Cancer Society and Castleconnell Ahane Montpelier Cancer Support Group.

Please adhere to government guidelines regarding social distance and number of people.

Contact: Meehan’s Funeral Undertakers: 061-378147.


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