A prayer service will be held on Monday, followed by a funeral Mass on Tuesday at St. Mels Cathedral. After the Mass, Francis will be laid to rest in Ballymacormack cemetery. The family kindly requests that only family flowers be sent, but donations can be made to the Irish Cancer Society if desired. For those unable to attend in person, the funeral Mass will be streamed live on the Longford Parish website.
The death notice announces the passing of Francis Connolly, who died peacefully at his daughter‘s home in London. Preceded in death by his parents, wife, and several siblings, Francis will be missed by his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbors, and friends. A prayer service and funeral Mass will be held in Longford, and Francis will be interred in Ballymacormack cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Irish Cancer Society. The funeral Mass will be livestreamed on the Longford Parish website for those unable to attend.