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Grace Gillespie (nee Forrestal)

St. Mary's Villas, Ballina & formerly of Fairfield, Moygownagh, Co. Mayo.

26 Mar, 2023

Peacefully at the Ard Na Gréine nursing home, Enniscrone in her 98th Year.

Grace, predeceased by her beloved husband William, their son Francis, parents Philip and Catherine Forrestal, sisters Mary Ellen Forrestal & Annie-Kate Ryan. 

Sadly, missed by her beloved daughter & sons Mary Dielh (New York), Fr. Anthony Gillespie (St. Muredach’s Cathedral, Ballina), Liam (Ballyshannon), Philip (Letterkenny), son-in-law Peter, daughters-in-law Bernie, Michelle & Aedín, grandchildren Simon and his wife Danielle, Catherine, Louise and her husband Rodger, Conor, Paul, Frances & Billy, her great grandchild Conall, niece Jennifer (England), nephew Edward (Canada), extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends.


Reposing at McGowan’s Funeral Home, Ballina on Sunday evening from 5pm with removal at 6:30pm to St Muredach’s Cathedral, Ballina.

Requiem Mass on Monday at 1:30pm followed by burial in Leigue Cemetery, Ballina.

Grace’s funeral Mass will be live streamed on

Family flowers only please donations if desired to The Ard Na Gréine nursing home, Enniscrone 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. My deepest condolences on the sad passing of your Mother Grace. Fond memories visiting her house with her late son Francis, my friend with whom I spent much time with. May Grace Rest in Peace.

  2. My deepest sympathy to Fr. Gillespie & family on their great loss. My thoughts & prayers are with you all. May your Mother rest in peace.

  3. My deepest sympathies to all the Gillespie family on the passing of your lovely mother. May she rest in peace

  4. Thinking of you all at this very sad time.

  5. My deepest sympathy to Fr. Anthony, Mary, Liam, Philip and their families on the passing of your beloved Mother. I am truly sorry for your loss. May she rest in peace 🙏

  6. Sincere condolences to Fr Anthony and all the Gillespie family on the passing of your dear mother RIP

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