The family of the late Gerry McLaughlin (R.I.P) wish to express their sincere gratitude to family, extended family, friends and neighbours who sympathised with them and offered support following the sad loss of a much-loved father, grandfather, partner, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, friend and neighbour. Thank you to everyone who sent Mass cards, sympathy cards, messages, phone calls, letters of condolence, floral tributes, gifts or helped in any way. Thank you to all those who called at the house or paid tribute on social media. Thank you to the many relatives, neighbours, friends and wider community who came to pay their respects, attended the Requiem Mass or joined us via the church webcam.
Thank you to Fr. Paddy Doherty for his pastoral care and visits and for celebrating the funeral mass, and Hannah Ferguson for the beautiful music and singing which added so much to the requiem mass. Sincere thanks to the church sacristan and those who prepared the church, and to all who participated in the funeral liturgy. Thank you to the gravediggers, who prepared Gerry’s resting place.
A special thanks to everyone who cared for Gerry during his illness, especially the District nurses and Marie Curie nursing teams, the doctors, nurses and staff at Maghera Medical Centre and Antrim Area Hospital, the Oncology team at Belfast City Hospital, and the staff at the local pharmacies. We appreciate your dedication, compassion, support, and kindness during our father’s illness.
Our grateful thanks to all relatives, friends, neighbours and members of the wider community who helped during Gerry’s illness.
A special word of thanks to Michael and Nicholas Gormley of J A Gormley Funeral Directors, Maghera for all the advice and the professional, compassionate and dignified manner in which they carried out all the funeral arrangements.
Since it would be impossible to thank everyone individually, we hope that this acknowledgement will be accepted as a heartfelt gratitude and sincere appreciation.
The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for your intentions at Gerry’s Months Mind Mass, which will be celebrated in St. Patrick’s Church, Maghera at 7.30pm on Friday 1st October. As attendance will be restricted in line with Covid-19 guidelines, the mass will also be streamed live on the Church webcam:
Sacred Heart of Jesus Have Mercy On His Soul. R.I.P.
The McLaughlin, Thomas and Campbell Families
McLAUGHLIN Gerald (Gerry) Died on 27th August 2021, peacefully surrounded by his loving family. Late of Maghera.
Loving father of Marie Thomas, Kieran, Sean and Conor and partner of Ruth, son of the late Bobby and Doreen, and much loved brother of Philomena McKenna, Heather Mulligan, Elsie McGarrity, Eleanor May Bradley, Caroline McElhone, June Ramos, Margaret Graham, Bobby, Noel, Dermot, Adrian and Declan and the late Martha Guy, Archie, Jean Scott and Connie Campbell. 54 Brown Drive BT46 5HQ.
Gerry’s remains reposing in J A Gormley’s Funeral Home, 1 Main St, Maghera, from 3pm to 9pm today Friday and from 1pm tomorrow Saturday unto removal arriving at St Patrick’s church, Glen at 5pm to repose overnight.
Requiem Mass on Sunday 29th August at 11am. Internment afterwards in adjoining cemetery. Sacred heart of Jesus have mercy on his soul.
Deeply regretted by sorrowing daughter, sons, partner, grandchildren Alanah-Marie, Noah and Lara, brothers, sisters, son in law Robin, daughter in law Stephanie, nephews, nieces and wider family circle.
Requiem Mass numbers will be limited within the Church in line with social distancing restrictions.