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Deaths in the local community

Stephen McCann

The death took place suddenly on February 4 of Stephen McCann, son of Sheila and William McCann.

The father of Paul, Marc, Kieran and Stephen he was the brother of Tony.

Also regretted by daughter-in-law Emma, grandchildren Niamh and Noah, sister-in-law Sheila and family, Nicola, Kerry, Shannon and Emmet.

His funeral was last Thursday from his mother’s home, 4 James Street, Lurgan, to St Peter’s Church with interment in St Colman’s Cemetery.

Rita Lappin

The death took place peacefully on January 30 of Rita Lappin, 5 Ballinderry Road, Aghalee.

She was the wife of the late Samuel and mother of David, Samuel, Margaret, Clara, Isobel, Dorothy and Angela.

Her funeral service was on Saturday, February 2, in Soldierstown Parish Church with interment in Aghalee old burying ground.

George Alfred Anderson

The death took place peacefully at hospital on February 5 of George Alfred Anderson, late of Wood Lane, Lurgan.

He was the husband of Iris and father of Leslie, Howard, Robin, Noel and Mark.

His funeral was last Thursday to First Lurgan Presbyterian Church followed by a private interment in Lurgan Cemetery.

William James Brady

William James (Bill) Brady died peacefully on February 6 at his home, 4 Kilvoragh Park, Lurgan.

The husband of Ethna he was the father of Conor, father-in-law of Nina and brother of Francis, Tony and the late Joseph.

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

Kathleen Breen

Kathleen Breen, late of 28 North Circular Road, Lurgan, died peacefully at Sandringham Nursing Home on February 6.

She was the wife of the late Jim, mother of John and Michael, mother-in-law of Maureen and Coleen and grandmother of Kaitlin, Daraigh, James and Sarah Jane.

Barry Joseph Kerr

The death took place peacefully on February 5 at Craigavon Area Hospital on Barry Joseph Kerr, 39 Maple Court, Lurgan.

He was the father of Barry, Stephen and Laura.

Also regretted by daughters-in-law Sinead and Emma and grandchildren Aoife, Ellen, Fionntan, Aaron, Ciaran and Finn. He was the brother of Geraldine Kerr (Crumlin) and Damian and uncle of Jacqueline, Paul and Tony.

Leslie Ryan

The death took place peacefully on February 6 at his home of Leslie Ryan, Stevenson Terrace, Lurgan.

He was the husband of Freda and father of Paul and Geoffrey and brother of Mabel and Tommy (Queensland).

Also regretted by daughters-in-law June and Lynn and grandson Dean, brother-in-law Jim, niece Jayne, nephew James and families.

His funeral was on Friday to Newmills Parish Church with interment in the adjoining burying ground.

Eric Harrison

The death took place peacefully at hospital on February 7 of Eric Harrison.

He was the husband of May, 8 Banbridge Road, Lurgan.

His funeral was on Sunday from his home to Lurgan Cemetery.

James Warren McCleary

The death took place on February 8 of James Warren (Ernie) McCleary.

He was the husband of the late Gloria, late of Lenamore Park, Lisburn, and father of Joanna and Brenda.

A service of thanks giving was held on Monday in Moira Parish Church which was preceded by a private burial.

Jean Casey

The death took place on February 7 of Jean Casey, of England and Lurgan.

Formerly of Elmwood Terrace, Lurgan, she was the wife of John and mother of Francis and Marie and sister of Marian Towe.

Isaac Richard Harvey

The death took place on February 6 of Isaac Richard, baby son of Richard and Tanya Harvey.

His funeral was on Tuesday to Lurgan Free Presbyterian church with interment in Kernan Cemetery.

Colin George Cooke

After a short illness Colin George Cooke, died on February 10 at his home, 41 Kensington Manor, Dollingstown.

He was the husband of Susan and father of Adam and Aaron.

Son of Betty and Jack he was the brother of Gordon, Elaine, Alistair and Trevor, son-in-law of Jean and Jonny Honeyford and brother-in-law of John and the late Stephen.

His funeral was on Wednesday to St John’s Church, Moira, with interment in the adjoining churchyard.

 
 
 

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