Remembering those recently departed

Aileen Wright

On December 31, after a long illness, Aileen Wright, late of Cedar Drifve, Bleary, passed away peacefully.

She was the mother of Paul, Melanie and Nicholas.

Her funeral service was in Ballymore Parish Church in Tandragee on Saturday. She was buried in the adjoining churchyard.

William Albert Curran

The death took place on January 1 of William Albert Curran suddenly at his home at Locard Park in Gilford.

He was the hubsand of Edith May Curran.

His funeral was on Saturday at All Saints Parish Church, Tullylish followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Don Rae

Don Rae died peacefully at his home on the Banbridge Road, Lurgan on January 1.

He was the husband of Betty and father of Lynda and Steven.

His funeral was on Friday from his home to Lurgan Cemetery where he was buried.

Annie Doreen (Nancy) Speers (nee Whitten)

The death took place on January 1 peacefully at hospital of Annie Doreen (Nancy) Speers, late of Old Road, Maghaberry.

She was the wife of the late William Thomas (Billy) Speers and mother to Geoffrey and Ronald.

Her funeral was in the Holy Trinity Church, Aghalee on Friday. She was buried in the adjoining churchyard.

June Freeburn (nee Jackson)

The death took place suddenly on January 3 of June Freeburn (nee Jackson) of Clarendon Park, Magheralin.

She was the mother of David, Elaine, Gary, Glenn and the late Ian.

Her funeral was on Wednesday at Magheralin Parish Church. She was buried in the adjoining churchyard.

Samuel Kevin Coleman

The death took place on December 31, peacefully at Craigavon Hospital of Samuel Kevin Coleman, a committee member of Wolfe Tones and St Enda’s GAC, Derrymacash.

He was the husband of the late Josie and brother of Mary, Charlie, Jean and the late Bob, Dan, Jim, Joe, Philip, Tom and Sally.

His funeral was from his home at Ballynery Road North on Friday to St Patrick’s Church, Derrymacash.

He was buried in the adjoining cemetery.

Madge McGivern

On January 4, Madge McGivern, daughter of the late Hugh and Sarah-Jane McGivern, of Francis Street, Lurgan, passed away peacefully at St Francis Nursing Home in Portadown.

She was the sister of Bobby and the late Gertie, Marie, Jim and Patsy.

Her funeral was due to take place from her sister-in-law’s house at Ashgrove Park in Lurgan.

Jean McKiverigan

The death took place on January 4 of Jean McKiverigan of Castle Close, Gilford.

She was the sister of Mona, Brian, Jack and Tom and the late Edward and Patrick.

Her funeral was on Monday from her brother Brian’s house at Loughbrickland Road to St Colman’s Church, Laurencetown where she was buried in the adjoining cemetery.

John Cecil Burke

On January 3, John Cecil Burke, late of Earlsfort, Moira passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family at Craigavon Area Hospital.

He was the husband of Marjorie and father of Patricia and John.

His funeral service was in Lisbellaw Presbyterian Church on Tuesday.

Gerald Doran, husband of the late Ruby Doran, passed away peacefully in Craigavon Hospital on January 6.

He was the father of John, Noel and Paul and brother of Mona, Rosaleen, Sheila, Jean, Eileen and the late Patsy, Thora, Daisy and Queenie.

His funeral was from his home at Monbrief Walk to St Colman’s Church, Gilford on Wednesday.