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Geraldine Bourke (née O’ Donnell)

Coolcran, Ballina & formerly of Abbey St, Ballina, Co. Mayo.

25 Jul, 2023

Peacefully at Mayo University Hospital.

Geraldine, predeceased by her husband Padraic, son-in-law Lawrence, parents Mary Ellen & Walter.

Beloved mother of Deirdre Buckley (Bonniconlon), Orla Bourke-Majía (Knockmore), Niamh Kelleher (Killcummin) & Tom (Belfast).  Sadly, missed by her loving daughters, son, sister Patsy Flannery (Ballina), sons-in-law Sean & Danilo, daughter-in-law Yasmin, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.


Reposing at her daughter Orla’s Residence in Knockmore (Eircode F26 D6H6) on Wednesday evening from 5pm until 8pm.

House private at all other times outside reposing times.

Funeral will arrive to St. Muredach’s Cathedral, Ballina on Thursday morning for 11.30am Requiem Mass followed by burial in Leigue Cemetery.

Geraldine’s funeral Mass will be live streamed on

Family flowers only please donations if desired to St. Vincent de Paul, Ballina C/o McGowan’s funeral home, Ballina.

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. Sincere sympathy to the Bourke families on Geraldine’s passing. May she Rest In Peace.

  2. Dear Orla and Family,
    We were sorry to hear of your mother’s passing.Please accept our deepest sympathy and prayers. We are sure you have wonderful memories that you will hold close to your heart. Condolences.

  3. Our deepest sympathy to Patsy and the Bourke family on the sad passing of Geraldine. May her gentle soul rest in peace

  4. Our sincere condolences to Deirdre, Orla, Niamh and Tom and your families on the passing of a wonderful mother and grandmother.
    Sympathies also to Patsy and her Bourke in-laws who will miss her so much.
    You are all in our thoughts snd prayers as you say farewell to Geraldine.
    Rest in peace Geraldine in your new home in heaven.

  5. Dear Orla and family,
    The Sister City Committee of Pittsfield, Massachusetts want to send our deepest sympathy to the family of Geraldine Bourke.
    May she rest in peace.
    Anne Gagnon

  6. Dear Orla & Family,

    Please accept our deepest sympathy from the Pittsfield Irish Sister City Committee! Even though Linda and I never met your Mom, she must have been a wonderful role model for everyone in your family and beyond and we know she will be greatly missed. We wish we could be there in your time of need. Past President Fran Curley of the Pittsfield Irish Sister City Committee

  7. Sincere sympathy to all the family from Sean and Martha Allen

  8. To Orla, Niamh, Deirdre, Tom and all the Bourke & O Donnell clans. Deepest condolences to you all. May Geraldine rest in peace

  9. Sincere sympathy to you Deirdre,Orla,Niamh,Tom& extended families on the sad passing of your beloved Mum Geraldine.A lovely lady.May she rest now in eternal peace with your beloved Dad Padhraic.

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