Requiescat In Pace

The parish was saddened to learn of the death of our beloved Ballybrown Church sacristan, Pat Gallagher on Saturday June 24th last.

Pat became sacristan in 2006, following the retirement of Dina Fitzgerald (R.I.P.) and was recognised by Pope Francis last October when he became recipient of the Papal Benemerenti Medal for his long and dedicated service.  He was a lifelong member of the PTAA Pioneers and served as President of the Ballybrown branch since 2003.  Pat was also influential in setting up MPCC Credit Union in 1982.

We offer our sincere condolences to Pat’s wife Marie, daughters Marion (Bedford) and Geraldine (Walsh), grandchildren, sisters and extended family together with many relatives and friends both in this parish and in his native Derry.

May he rest in peace.

Read our tribute to Pat here

 

– July 2023 –