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Lillian McElwee (nee Ruane)

Bohernasup & late of The Golf Links, Ballina.

15 Dec, 2022

Suddenly at her residence.

Predeceased by her son Brian McElwee & brother Sean Ruane.

Lillian, beloved wife of Frank and dear mother of Francis, Eamon & Martina.  Sadly missed by her husband, daughter, sons, grandchildren Tadgh, Ciara, Emma, Lucas, Elona, Lily, Robbie, Debbie & Jesse, sisters Mary Syron (Ballina), Sr. Breege Ruane (Galway), brother Michael Ruane (Wexford), daughters-in-law Bernie, Lone & Olivia, son-in-law John, nephews, nieces, in-laws, relatives and friends.


Reposing at her Residence (Eircode F26 C1W6) on Monday from 4pm until 8pm.

House private all other times Please.

Funeral Cortege will leave her residence on Tuesday morning at 11am to arrive at St Muredach’s Cathedral, Ballina for Requiem Mass at 11.30am followed by burial in Leigue Cemetery, Ballina.

Lillian’s funeral Mass will be live streamed on

Family flowers only please donations if desired to Pieta House on line or Threshold on line or 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. To all the McElwee family,

    Please accept my sincere condolences, I have very fond memories of Lillian when we were children growing up in Bohernasup. She was always great fun and an incredible mother & child minder. I’m heartbroken to hear of Lillian’s sudden passing. You are all very much in my thoughts & prayers at this very difficult & upsetting time.

    I have no doubt Brian was waiting for her with that great smile of his and a huge hug, reunited again.

    A wonderful lady, one of a kind. May Lillian rest in peace.

  2. So sorry to hear of the sudden passing of your mum my condolences to all the family may she rest in eternal peace

  3. So sad to hear of the passing of lovely Lillian . She was one of life’s gentle treasures and will always hold a special place in my heart. My condolences to Frank, Martina Eamon and Francis and all the Mc Elwee and Ruane clans.. Rest easy Lillian ❤️

  4. Our sincere sympathies to
    Frank, Francis, Eamon,Martina and all of Lillians family.

    A lady.

    God speed.

  5. I’m so sorry for your loss …Lillian was just one of the nicest people you could meet …May she rest in peace

  6. Very sorry to hear of Lillian’s death
    A lovely lady
    My sympathies to all

  7. God bless Lillian, from Larry Ruane, Boston Massachusetts.

  8. Our sincerest sympathy on the passing of your wife Lillian.
    May she rest in peace.

    P.& B.McCartain
    South @frica

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