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Mary Frances Durcan (née Horan)

Quignashee, Ballina, Co. Mayo and late of Knockaraha, Ballintubber, Co. Mayo.

2 Jul, 2024

The death has occurred of Mary Frances Durcan of Quignashee, Ballina, Co. Mayo and late of Knockaraha, Ballintubber, Co. Mayo peacefully at Galway University Hospital on Tuesday, 2nd July 2024, surrounded by her loving family.

Mary predeceased by her parents, John and Kathleen Horan and her sister Kathleen Sweeney.

Mary, beloved wife of Patrick Joseph (PJ) and dear mother of Shane, Martin, Kieran, Rory, and Katherine. She will be sadly missed by her husband, sons, daughter, grandchildren James, Eimhin, Rian, Sofia and Emily, daughters-in-law Annie, Marie and Natalia, her sisters  Eleanor McHugh (Claremorris) and Ann Vera Bourke (Clooncundra, Castlebar), brothers Sean(Knockaraha, Ballintubber), Tommy (Knockaraha, Ballintubber) and Martin (Kiltimagh), brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, relatives, neighbours, and friends.

May Mary Frances Rest in Peace.

Reposing at McGowan’s Funeral Home, Ballina (F26 V274) on Friday evening 5th July from 5:00 until 6:30pm.

Funeral will leave her residence on Saturday morning 6th July at 10:30am to St. Muredach’s Cathedral, Ballina, arriving for Requiem Mass at 11:00am, followed by burial in Leigue Cemetery, Ballina.

Mary’s funeral Mass will be live streamed on

House Private Please.

“To the world, you are a mother, but to your family, you are the world”

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  1. Condolences PJ,Shane,Kieran,Martin,
    Rory & Katherine & extended family on the passing of your lovely wife & mother & a lady,may her gentle soul rest in peace.

  2. Deepest sympathy to the Durcan family on the passing of Mary. She was a lovely cheerful person and will be sadly missed. May her gentle soul rest in peace

  3. So sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. Many a good conversation we had in Dunnes. Condolences to Katherine and family. Rest in peace Mary.

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