James’s family, his wife Patricia, son John, daughters Joanne, Una and Bronagh and family circle wish to express their sincere gratitude for the kind support and sympathy extended to them during their recent bereavement.
Special thanks to the Doctors, District Nurses and staff of Kilrea Health Centre and Belfast and Antrim Hospitals for their care and attention during James’s illness, also to all the medical professionals and Care Teams who ensured James was comfortable at home during his illness.
A special thanks to Fr John Cargan and Fr Francis O’Brien for their spiritual support and celebrating the Requiem Mass together with Canon Liam Stevenson and Fr Charles Lawange Kaweesi.
To all those who sent mass cards, sympathy cards, letters, telephoned, sent messages on social media, donations in lieu of flowers, and brought food we are truly grateful.
Sincere thanks to all our family, neighbours and friends who called at the home, attended the funeral, travelled long distances and to the many people who lined the route of the cortege on his journey to the Church, and watched the service online.
Thanks to the Gribbin Girls for providing the beautiful music during the Mass and singing at the Graveside, to Wishy Draine for preparing the grave and finally, sincere thanks to Dempsey’s Funeral Directors, Kilrea for the professional, compassionate and dignified way the funeral arrangements were carried out.
The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for your intentions
The months mind Mass for James will be celebrated on Sunday 19th September at 10.30am in St Mary’s Church, Drumagarner Kilrea.
O’BRIEN James died on 14th August 2021, peacefully, surrounded by his family James R.I.P. Late of The Diamond, Kilrea.
Beloved husband of Patricia and loving father of Joanne, John, Una (McLoughlin), Bronagh (Kelly), the late infant Patrick, brother of Dick, J.P., and his late infant twin, full cousin of Jennie Marie and the late Gerry, devoted Granda to Mollie, Paddy, Sean, Katie, Anna and Sarah.
Funeral from his late residence, The Diamond, Kilrea on Monday at 2.15pm for 3pm Requiem Mass in St Mary’s Church Drumagarner. Interment afterwards in adjoining cemetary. St Pio pray for him.
Deeply regretted by his sorrowing wife, son, daughters, daughter in – law Roisin, sons in – law Brendan and Mark, grandchildren and the entire O’Brien and Leech family circle
Sadly, due to government guidelines the house and funeral will be private for family and close friends only. Please maintain social distancing at all times.
Family flowers only. Donations in lieu if desired to Bethlehem Abbey, Portglenone c/o Dempsey Funeral Directors, 11 Coleraine St Kilrea.