Deaths in the local community

Brendan Gaffney

The death took place on February 27 of Brendan Gaffney, of Copperfields, Gilford.

He was the husband of Anita, father of Mary and Harry, father-in-law of Hugh and Yvonne, grandfather of Ruari, Michael, Claire, Karen and Elizabeth, great grandfather of Victoria, Charlie and Isla and brother of the late Ciaran and Desmond.

His funeral was on Friday at St John’s Church, Gilford, with interment in St Joseph’s Cemetery, Poyntzpass.

Gervase McConville

The death took place peacefully at the RVH, Belfast, on February 26.

Gervase was the son of the late Charles and Peggy McConville, of Drumbeg North, Craigavon, and formerly of Kilmaine Street, Lurgan.

He was the brother of Seamus, Eilish, Margaret, Jackie, Gerry, Bronagh, Gregory and Fr Conor.

His funeral was on Thursday to St Peter’s Church with interment in St Colman’s Cemetery.

Mary Margaret Kerr

The death took place suddenly at home on March 2 of Mary Margaret (Marjorie) Kerr, of Irwin Place, Donaghcloney.

She was the wife of the late Maurice and mother of Nigel, Mervyn and Michelle.

Also regretted by daughter-in-law Diane, son-in-law Roger, grandchildren Robyn, Lori, Holly, Sophie, Sam and great grandson Noah.

Her funeral was on Tuesday to St Patrick’s Church, Donaghcloney, with interment in Tullylish Parish Church.

Gerald McAlinden

The death took place peacefully at home on March 2 of Gerald (Gerry) McAlinden, of Lake Street, Lurgan.

He was the husband of Pauline, father of Marcel, Myles, Paul and Conor and grandad of Naomi, Aisling, Emily, John Paul, Grace and Eoin.

He was the son of the late James and Margaret, stepson of Mary and brother of Rose, Sheila, Noel, Desmond, Patricia, Angela, Kieran and Jacqueline and the late John, Paddy, Frank, Leo and Mary.

Also regretted by daughter-in-laws Olivia, Leona and Carol.

His funeral was on Tuesday at St Peter’s Church with interment in St Colman’s Cemetery.

Anne McShane

Anne McShane, nee Gribbon, died suddenly on March 3 surrounded by her loving family.

She was the mother of Sarah and Canice, of Glenholme Park, Taghnevan.

She was the daughter of Patricia and sister of Paul, Mel, Karen and Shane.

Also regretted by sisters-in-law Michelle, Karen and Michelle, brother-in-law Michael and nephews and nieces.

Her funeral was on Wednesday at St Paul’s Church with interment in St Colman’s Cemetery.

Thomas Lennon

The death took place peacefully at Belfast City Hospital on March 2 of Thomas Lennon, of Garnock Hill, Blacks Road, Belfast and formerly of Arthur Street, Lurgan.

He was the husband of Mary and father of Raymond and Geralyn.

Also regretted by son-in-law Gerry Downey and grandchildren Laura, Gavin, Colum, Eoin and Gerard.

His funeral was on Tuesday at St Patrick’s Church with interment in Our Lady’s Cemetery Hannahstown.

Kitty Owens

The death took place peacefully at home on March 4 of Kitty (Catherine) Owens, daughter of Henry and Annie, of Castle Close, Gilford.

She was the sister of John Joe, Harry, Paddy, Frank, Billy, Annie and Eileen.

Her funeral was on Wednesday to St John’s Church with interment in St Colman’s Cemetery, Clare.