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Anita Bourke (nee McKenna)

Oghill, Culleens, Co. Sligo & formerly of Ederney, Co. Fermanagh.

21 Oct, 2022

Peacefully at the Mater Hospital, Dublin surrounded by her loving family.

Anita, beloved wife of Martin and loving mother of Néamh & Sadhbh. 

Sadly missed by her devoted husband and daughters, parents Cassie & Josie McKenna, brothers Dessie, Brian & Niall, sisters Ann-Marie O’Driscoll & Sinead & her partner Colm, brothers-in-law Sean & Johnny & his wife Mary, sisters-in-law Linda, Teresa, Caroline Maheady, Aileen Rouse & Angela Hannon, nephews, nieces, relatives, friends & her work colleagues at Sligo University Hospital.

Rest In Peace  

Reposing at McGowan’s Funeral Home, Ballina on Monday evening from 5pm until 7pm

Funeral will arrive to The Church Of the Holy Family, Kilglass on Tuesday for 12noon Requiem Mass followed by burial in St. Patricks Cemetery, Kilglass.

Anita’s funeral mass can be live streamed on

House private to family and relations please.

Family flowers only please donations if desired to the North West Hospice and the renal dialyses Unit at Sligo University Hospital C/o McGowan’s funeral home, Ballina or on line

You are welcome to leave a message of condolence below for the family – please see form at bottom of page. Alternatively, you can send a private message to the family on


  1. so so sad to hear this thinking of all the family at this difficult time xx

  2. Completely heartbroken for you all and so shocked to hear of Anita’s Illness and passing. Beautiful woman inside and out and will never forget the kindness she showed to me many a time. Beyond devastated for all of Anita’s family. Life can be so so cruel. RIP Anita truly an angel now xx

  3. Dearest Sinead and family,our thoughts and prayers are with you at this awful time. From the Mc Mahon family, Ballyogan,Culleens,Co Sligo.

  4. Martin and family,so very ,very sorry to hear the sad news of Anita’s passing,thoughts are with you all.

  5. My deepest condolences to Martin, Néamh, Sadhbh and all of her entire family & friends on the loss of Anita. We have never met but I am just heartbroken for you all that this wonderful woman was taken way too soon. I will be thinking of you all and my beautiful friend/colleague over the coming days & weeks. There are no words 💔

  6. Sincere Sympathy to Martin, Neamh, Sadhbh, Cassie & Josie, Dessie, Brian & Niall, Ann Marie & Sinead and extended Bourke & McKenna families. I have known Anita since our time in London back in the 90s and then in Sligo Dialysis. Such a lady and good friend. May Anita Rest in Peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you all you during this very difficult time.

  7. We are shocked and saddened to hear of Anita”s passing.
    Sincere condolenes to her husband Martin, Nèamh, Sabdh, Cassie, Josie and all her extended family..
    May she rest in peace.

  8. Sincere sympathies to Sinead and the extended McKenna and Burke families on the sad passing of Anita. May her gentle soul rest in peace

  9. Sincere Condolences to Martin Neamh and Sadhbh and all Anitas family at this very sad time. May she Rest in Peace.

  10. Thinking of all the family.
    God bless.

  11. Thinking of you all at the very sad time. Anita was truly a beautiful lady, may she Rest In Peace x

  12. Deepest Sympathy Martin ,Neamh & Sadhbh and all her family on the death of Anita,a beautiful person ,she was always so caring and helpful to John while he was on Dialysis,I’m sure they will be having a great catch-up by now

  13. Néamh, Sadhbh and Martin I am so sorry to hear your loss and heartbroken for you. Anita was such a lovely person and was taken too soon. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

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