Geraldine DONAGHY

Date of Death: Monday 22nd April 2024 Town: Carrickmore
Date of Death: Monday 22nd April 2024

The family of the late Geraldine Donaghy (RIP) wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to all those who sympathised with us during our recent bereavement.

We would like to offer our sincere gratitude to all those who sent sympathy cards and messages. We are extremely grateful for all of the support from our family, friends and neighbours.

Thank you to Kate McAleer for the dignified, caring and professional manner in which she took care of mum.

Thank you to Fr Peter McAnenly for his time and support before and after mum’s death. And for the prayers before leaving the house on the day of the cremation.

A mass is being celebrated for Geraldine on Sunday 26th May in St Colmcilles Church, Carrickmore @ 11.30am and is also available on webcam via the link on this page.

The family of the late Geraldine Donaghy (RIP) wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to all those who sympathised with us during our recent bereavement.

We would like to offer our sincere gratitude to all those who sent sympathy cards and messages. We are extremely grateful for all of the support from our family, friends and neighbours.

Thank you to Kate McAleer for the dignified, caring and professional manner in which she took care of mum.

Thank you to Fr Peter McAnenly for his time and support before and after mum’s death. And for the prayers before leaving the house on the day of the cremation.

A mass is being celebrated for Geraldine on Sunday 26th May in St Colmcilles Church, Carrickmore @ 11.30am and is also available on webcam via the link on this page.


DONAGHY (Gleninue, Carrickmore) 22nd April 2024, peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family, Geraldine (née Begley)(Formerly of Toowoomba, Queensland). Cherished mother to Carole, Kathryn (Whye), Lynne (Hurson) and Kevin and mother-in-law to Peter, Craig, Garry and Robyn. Adored by her grandchildren Eimear, Neve, Sean, Orla, Henry and Sarah. Beloved sister to Brian, Una, Mary, Eileen and the late Mona and Pat RIP.

Geraldine is reposing at her daughter’s home and her family have respectively requested that their home remain private please.

Removal from there, tomorrow Thursday at 2pm for a service in Lakelands Crematorium Co. Cavan at 4pm.

St. Jude and St. Anthony pray for her.

Deeply loved and missed by her sorrowing daughters, son, daughter-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren, brother, sisters, nieces, nephews, entire family circle, neighbours and friends.

Any inquiries to McAleer Bros Funeral Directors 07824 648742

Password for the crematorium webcam is Crem25T

McAleer Bros.

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Our deepest condolences. Miss D has made our time in Australia priceless. When we needed advice, she was there for us helped us, built us up and gave as a warm hug. We will never forget your cheerful, unique and always positive nature and will always carry your warm spirit in our hearts. Like you used to say „all the best girls“ your German Gappies Celina, Tina and Anna

Anna Reichel

RIP Geraldine/Nano. Our thoughts and prayers are with my beautiful wife & Irish Family as they say their final farewell. You were a wonderful loving mother in law & grandmother. Thank you for all your love and support and welcoming the Whye Family into the Donaghy Family. I promise to look after Kathryn and the kids. Now you are peace and will always be looking down on us. Lots of Love. Craig, Valmai, Sean & Sarah Whye (Brisbane Australia).

Craig Whye

Sincere condolences to family and friends. So many touched by Mrs D's kindness, vivacious personality and wisdom. Will forever remember your warming smile and fondness for lavender and all it uses. So many fond memories of you at st saviours. Thoughts are with all family. Regards, Jalcena Frost.

Jalcena Frost

Such a lovely lady to have as a house mum for our daughter when she was away at boarding school at The Glennie School Toowoomba Aust. Our condolences

kerri thompson

I am so sorry to hear of Dear Geraldine's dying from us but always present at the same time. It is impossible, surely! Please accept my sincere and deep sympathies Carole, Kathryn, Lynne and Kevin. Your mother was my friend, confidante, colleague and a wonder of energy and strength wherever she was. She , Lyn and I were 'triplets' as we were born in the same year and we proclaimed our birth-bonds to anyone who would listen and everyone else as well. Through Geraldine and Lyn we had the most wonderful boarding school imaginable because imagination drove it and enlivened it as a place where women could BE. I am at a loss right now, but I would have been more lost without her in my life. For that wonderful boon, I am deeply grateful to her and you all for lending her to us. She would tell us that she is be still present in her spirit that walks amongst us, and so she is. Love to you all. Geraldine's eternity is in you. Niall Coburn ( SSC Triplet)

Niall Coburn

On behalf of the Glennie Boarding Community, we offer our prayers for DD and her family at this time. DD’s legacy will live on through the lives of Boarders who were lucky to experience her love, care and dedication. The smell of DD’s aromatherapy still lingers in our halls and her soul therapy in our hearts.

Glennie Boarding

Rest in peace Mrs D. I am so happy to have known you. You were the best supervisor at the boarding school if we had a problem you were the first person we would go to and you always seemed to know how to fix the problem. You were always very bright and bubbly and helped make the boarding a bit easier and you will be deeply missed by all. Sending my condolences to your family and we will miss you Melissa Allen

Ann-Maree Allen

Our sincere condolences to your family. Geraldine was a loving , caring beautiful person. Always such a positive & bubbly lady. A second Mum to all who needed her. Truely loved & appreciated by all the St Saviour Girls & their parents. RIP Beautiful Lady

Ann-Maree Allen

Such sad news. Geraldine was a saviour to those of us living in remote Australia and had to send our kids away to boarding school to get an education. Geraldine was a second mother to our girls, taking responsibility of them and guiding them through the most challenging time of their youth. The fact that most of us (parents & daughters alike) remained in contact for so many years after our kids finished school is testament to the bonds formed during that time. RIP Geraldine.

Peggy Ferguson

So sorry to hear this sad news. Geraldine was a mother to so many of us boarders at St Saviours over many years. She then went on to be a mother to my daughters at the Glennie boarding school. I was so pleased when she travelled to Thargomindah last year and spent the day/night with us. Such a special & influential lady to many bush girls in Australia. You will be forever in our hearts. Sending love and hugs to all her family at this sad time xx

Tamie Warner

Such sad news. Geraldine was a saviour to those of us living in remote Australia and had to send our kids away to boarding school to get an education. Geraldine was a second mother to our girls, taking responsibility of them and guiding them through the most challenging time of their youth. The fact that most of us (parents & daughters alike) remained in contact for so many years after our kids finished school is testament to the bonds formed during that time. RIP Geraldine.

Peggy Ferguson

Geraldine was adored by my parents , her auntie Monica and uncle Harry who she helped many, many times over. When Geraldine and Vincent went to Canada they gave my parents their furniture. Geraldine supported my mum when she was poorly by looking after my younger brothers , checking in on the rest of us too. She was practical, kind, unbelievably positive, looked out for everyone, cannot think of a better human than Geraldine. X

Aileen Littlewood

Our thoughts are with you all in this time of saddness. Mrs D was so loved by all the boarders at St Saviours. She always gave us the comfort and strength that we needed and had a fantastic sense of humour. May Mrs.D rest in peace

Laura Knauth

My sincerest condolences to Carole and all the extended family. Geraldine was such a truly vibrant, lovely lady. May the fond memories you have of her help fill the void she has left behind and may she rest in peace.

Alison Dickson

My deepest sympathy to the Donaghy family on the passing of your mother. Coming from overseas as a twelve year old and new to Toowoomba you and the wonderful ladies at McAuley boarding house created a home for us. I will never forget for my thirteenth birthday you knew I loved Elvis Presley so we had a 50's themed birthday celebration at the boarding house You will be missed - Rest in Love, Mrs. D.

Bernadette Onbaiye

Deepest condolences to Geraldine's family and friends. A bright star now shining down on us all. She touched some many with her love. A mother to so many over the years, she will always be remembered for her loving smile and wicked laugh. So many, like me, were Blessed to have known and worked with this amazing lady. Eternal rest grant to her Soul. May the Lords light always shine upon her. Rest in Peace knowing you were Loved. Sending love to all.... Find peace and comfort in each other as you share your stories.

Allie Beeston

So sad to hear of Geraldine's passing. Such a lovely, caring and happy lady. She was much loved in Toowoomba and we will all miss her. Condolences to Kathryn and Carol and all the family. Hazel and Raymond Johnstone and family.

Hazel Johnstone

Olive, which we called her for years, was an absolute gem of a person. Her vibrant spirit, unwavering kindness, and boundless energy surely left a lasting impact on everyone fortunate enough to know her. Olive's zest for life truly shone through in these memories. Late Sunday evenings we often spent perusing dating sites and the mischievous act of sneaking eggs from the cold room are such endearing glimpses into her personality. Her infectious laughter was a joy to experience, and it's no wonder she knew how to bring life to any gathering. From her unique remedies, such as new skin, lavender, recuse remedies and her love of her Irish culture, Olive brought joy and light wherever she went. We will forever Cherish the memories of our time together, and may her legacy of warmth and humour continue to inspire those who knew her. "Feck" and "All the best" will forever be reminders of Olive's personality and the love she shared. Take care as you remember and honor her remarkable life. Jodi Marshall and the St savs xxx

Jodi Marshall

I am so saddened to hear of the passing of Geraldine, your beautiful Mum. Such an amazingly quick witted funny woman that will be truely missed. Rest peacefully Mrs D.

Nicole Joyce

Rest in peace DD. One of the most inspiring motherly figures in my life who guided and got me through my boarding school days and helped shaped me into the person I am today. Thank you, fly high

Amity Warner

my deepest sympathy to all gerldine’s family , and friends who were many , she was a force of nature , and could see through the fog of life , it saddened me deeply to hear of her passing , god rest my friend

david lewis

Thinking of you all and my sincerest condolences. Mrs D was so loved by all the boarders at St Saviours. I have such beautiful memories of my time with her and will treasure having known her.

Vearney Frost

I am so sorry to hear this news. Mrs D was such an amazing lady and truly wonderful. I met her while attending boarding school in Toowoomba, she was a exactly what I needed in my life at that right time. I feel lucky to have known her, she was the positivity I needed in my darkest day. I can only hope you have someone to support you all, the way she supported me in my darker times. I am so truly sad and hope you find comfort in how loved she is.

Sarah May

Dear Kathryn, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family... Sending big hugs and lots of love. Sonia, Bhavik, Aaryan and Arjun (Australia)

sonia kaur

Sending all my love and hugs to all the Donaghy family thinking of you all during this time. Geraldine was the most strong, supportive, sassy and caring person she was loved so much by our family and she will be dearly missed Luv from Sonya and all the Wilkes family.

Sonya Hargreaves

So sorry to hear of you lovely mum’s passing, deepest condolences to you Kathryn Whye and Carole Donaghy and all the family, very sad , thinking of ye Tina & Derek xx

Tina Byrne

Sincere condolences to Carol and the Donaghy family on the passing of your mother . May she rest in peace

George Ireland

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