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Joan McClelland (NÉE McCusker)

Joan McClelland passed away on September 5, peacefully at her family home.

Late of Drumna House, Lurgan, Joan was the beloved mum of James and Sara.

Her funeral took place on Tuesday from her home to St Patrick’s Church, Aghagallon, followed by interment in St Colman’s Cemetery.

Donations, if desired, may be made to Marie Curie and Macmillan Nurses, c/o Malcomsons Funeral Service, 7 Robert St, Lurgan.

Joan will be lovingly remembered by James and Martina, Sara and Jude, and her grandsons Patrick and Isaac.

John Mulholland

The death has occurred of John Mulholland, who passed away peacefully on September 6.

John was the dearly beloved husband of Kathleen and much loved father of Angela, Christine, Joan, Rita and Stephen.

His funeral was held on Wednesday from his late residence to St Anthony’s Church for Requiem Mass, followed by interment in St John’s Cemetery Lylo.

Very deeply regretted by his loving wife, daughters, sons, sons-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren and family circle.

Bertie Copeland

Bertie Copeland passed away suddenly on September 7.

Bertie was the devoted husband of Marie and darling father of Caroline and Beverley.

His funeral took place in Lurgan Baptist Church on Wednesday, followed by interment in Lurgan Cemetery.

Donations, if desired, may be made for Disabled Christian Fellowship, c/o Malcomsons Funeral Service.

Bertie will be lovingly remembered by his sorrowing wife Marie, daughters Caroline and Beverley, son-in-law Colin, grandchildren Louise, Chloe and Ryan, and the entire family circle.

John Joseph (Jack) Hamilton

John Hamilton passed away on September 7, peacefully.

Late of Waringstown, John was the beloved husband of Marion and father of Alan.

His funeral was held in First Lurgan Presbyterian Church, High Street, on Thursday, followed by a private family burial.

Donations, if desired, may be made for Alzheimer’s Society, c/o Malcomsons Funeral Service.

Olive Cassells

Olive Cassells passed away peacefully in Craigavon Area Hospital on September 7.

Late of Houston Park, Lurgan, Olive was the beloved wife of Frank; dearest mother of Philip, Jeffrey, Frankie and Gregory; mother-in-law of Carol and Lynn, and a much loved granny.

Her funeral took place on Wednesday in High Street Presbyterian Church, followed by committal in Lurgan New Cemetery.

Donations, if desired, may be made to High Street Presbyterian Church, c/o Milne Funeral Service, Tandragee Rd, Lurgan.

Very deeply regretted and sadly missed by the entire family circle here and in Canada.

June Connolly

The death has occurred of June Connolly, who passed away on September 7 in hospital.

June was the wife of the late John and dearly loved mother of Paul and Tracey.

Her funeral was held in Lakeside Family Church on Friday, followed by interment in Lurgan Cemetery.

Deeply regretted by her sorrowing son Paul and wife Theresa; daughter Tracey and partner Ciaran; grandchildren; great-granddaughter, and family circle.

Mary Twigg

Mary Twigg passed away on September 8.

Late of Aghalee, Mary was the dearly loved wife of David.

Her funeral was held on Sunday in Aghalee Parish Church, followed by interment in the adjoining Churchyard.

Donations, if desired, may be made for Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen & Families Association (SSAFA), c/o Malcomsons Funeral Service.

Joseph (Joe) O’Hara

Joseph O’Hara passed away on September 8, peacefully at Craigavon Area Hospital.

Joseph was the dearly beloved husband of the late Lily and much loved father of Sheila, Gerry, Frankie, Maureen, Kevin, Patricia and the late Brian.

His funeral took place on Friday from his late residence to St Paul’s Church, followed by interment in St Colman’s Cemetery.

Very deeply regretted by his loving daughters, sons, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren and family circle.

Robert George Spence

Robert Spence passed away on September 7, in hospital after a brief illness.

Late of Waringstown, Robert was the dearly loved husband of May, brother of Dorothy, and loving father of Graham, Watson, Nelson and Alvin.

His funeral was held on Saturday in Knocknamuckley Parish Church.

Donations, if desired, may be made for Knocknamuckley Parish Church Building Fund, c/o Malcomsons Funeral Service.

Will be very deeply regretted and sadly missed by his sorrowing wife; sons; sister; daughtersin-law Barbara, Gillian, Judith and Denise; grandchildren, and family circle.

Lily Skelton

The death has occurred of Lily Skelton, who passed away peacefully on September 10.

Late of Derrytrasna, Lily was the beloved mother of Oliver, loving mother-in-law of Agnes, and dear grandmother of Theresa, Denise, Damian and Gary.

Her funeral took place from her son’s home on Saturday to St Mary’s Church, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Deeply regretted by her sorrowing son, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchild, and entire family circle.

Harry McConville

Harry McConville passed away peacefully at Craigavon Area Hospital on September 10.

Harry was the beloved husband of the late Phyllis, loving father of Stephen, Mary, Joan, Charlie and Eleanor, and dear brother of Rita, Mary and the late Eileen and Pat.

The funeral was held from his home on Saturday in Aghacommon to St Patrick’s Church, Derrymacash, with burial afterwards in the adjoining ceremony.

Deeply regtetted by his sorrowing sons; daughters; daughters-in-law Margaret and Mairead; sons-in-law John, Paul and Gary; grandchildren; sisters; and entire family circle.

Gerald Doran

The death has occurred of Gerald Doran, who passed away peacefully on September 11.

Gerald was the special son of the late Peter and Sheila, much loved brother of Peggy, Olive, Owen, Jim, Peter, Phelim, Dermot, Rose and Kathleen, and the late Nellie, Sheila, Matthew, Michael and Marcellus.

His funeral took place on Monday from the residence of his sister, Peggy, to St Paul’s Church, followed by interment in St Colman’s Cemetery.

Very deeply regretted by his loving sisters, brothers, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and all who care for him.

Amy King

Amy King passed away on September 11, peacefully.

Late of Magheralin, Amy was the wife of the late Johnnie and dearly loved mother of Daphne, Colin and Alvin.

Her funeral was held from her home on Sunday to Magheralin Parish Church, followed by interment in the adjoining churchyard.

Donations, if desired, may be made for Macmillan Cancer Care, c/o Malcomsons Funeral Service.

Lovingly remembered by her sorrowing daughter, sons, daughters-in-law Ann and Gill, son-in-law Wesley, grandchildren, great-grandchilddren, and all the family circle.

David Drake

David Drake passed away peacefully after a long illness on September 12.

David was the dearly loved husband of Eileen, father of Sandra and much loved step-father to Ann, Gail and Denise.

His funeral was held on Tuesday from his home, followed by interment in Lurgan Cemetery.

Donations, if desired, may be made for Macmillan Cancer Support and Marie Curie, c/o Malcomsons Funeral Service.

David will be lovingly remembered by his sorrowing wife, daughter, step-children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and entire family circle.

Marie Goodfellow

Marie Goodfellow passed away on September 13, peacefully at Craigavon Area Hospital.

Late of Lurgan, Marie was the beloved mother of Cathy, much loved Nanny of Eíméar, loving daughter of the late Charles and Annie, and dear sister of Philip, Kathleen, Michael, Jim, Brian, Paul and the late Charles, Teddy, Mary and Liam.

Her funeral took place on Tuesday from her home to St Paul’s Church, Lurgan, followed by interment in St Colman’s cemetery.

Deeply regretted and sadly missed by her sorrowing daughter, granddaughter, Greg, brothers, sister, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and entire family circle.