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by all at Oak View Nursing Home 

Sadly Missed...


Alice Cassidy, 3rd August 2018

Alice passed away peacefully in Cavan General, surrounded by her family.


Originally from Ballyjamesduff, she was a loving and caring mother.


Will be sadly missed by Very sadly missed by her sons, daughters, sister Violet and all of the residents and staff at Oak View Nursing Home.

Rose McCann, 20th July 2018

Up until Rose came to stay with us at Oak View Nursing Home, she lived locally in Belturbet, where many of her family still reside.


Her loss will be felt deeply by her loving family, daughter Marie and sons Liam, Stephen, Oliver, Joseph and Brian. 


Rose is pre-deceased by her husband Joseph and daughter Celia.


Greg McGovern, 14th July 2018

Greg was well known in the community,  as he worked for many years as the local vet in Ballyconnell, until he retired.

Greg is pre-deceased by his late wife Noelle and will be missed by all the family, especially his sons Greg Junior and Gerard, and his daughters Morna and Siobhan.

John Bennett, 1st May 2018

John lived here with us since 2015.


He is predeceased by his wife Angela, only last year.  Well known in the local community, John lived in Belturbet with Angela and their 2 sons Gerard and Bernard.

A very sad loss to all who knew him.


R.I.P.  John

Mary Gaffney, 16th April 2018

Mary was from Corrala, Co Leitrim, and had been living in Oak View since 2017.


A loving mother and family-oriented, Mary will be missed by us all.

May she rest in peace. 

Eileen Callaghan, 11 th April 2018

Known to us all as Ellie,  and  originating from 

Ballyhaise, Co. Cavan, Ellie had been with us since 2013.

She was always one for enjoying the chat and the music sessions here in Oak View Nursing Home. Ellie passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family.


She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. 

Elizabeth McGreevy, 23rd March 2018

Liz lived with us here at Oak View since 2015. A great lover of the the chat and music sessions. She will be missed by her family and all of us.

May you rest in peace

Benny McManus, 20th March 2018

Benny was a lovely single gentleman. He was originally from Ballyconnell, Co Cavan but spent many of his years working in England. 

His passing is a sad loss to us here at Oak View.

John McDonnell, 3rd March 2018

John was a Monaghan man born and bred living in Newbliss where his wife Noreen  continues to reside. 


John passed away peacefully. He will be sadly missed by Noreen, their son Patrick and 4 daughters Teresa, Martina, Susan and Nuala.

Mary Brady, 21st February 2018

Mary lived in England most of her life, before returning to her native town Ballyconnell. Her sons, daughter and grandchildren continue to live in England and will sorely miss her.


Rest in Peace Mary.

Jim O'Reilly, 30th January 2018

Originally from Killeshandra, Jim joined us here at Oak View Nursing Home in 2013.  


Jim, passed peacefully, leaving behind Kathleen, his wife, son Seamus and daughters Jennifer, Angela and Martina.


Jim is predeceased by his son Declan.

Bridie Smith, 9th January 2018

Bridie will be sadly missed by her daughters Geraldine, Paula and Louise and her son Padraic. 


The family is well known in Cavan town, with their connections to Abbeyset Printers on Farnham Street in the town. 

Bridie Mimna, 9th January 2018

Wife of the late Aloysuis (Al) who was also with us in Oak View until just two months ago.


Deeply regretted by her loving son Tommy, daughter Bernie, sisters Nora & Peggy, grandchildren, family circle & friends. 

Eileen Finnegan, 30th December 2017

Passing peacefully at Cavan General Hospital, Eileen was pre-deceased by her loving husband Hugh and daughter Carmel.


She will be dearly missed by her 6 sons and 2 daughters, her grandchildren and great-granchildren, as well as the extended family and friends.. 

Frank Farrell, 25th December 2017

Originally from Longford, Frank settled in Cavan Town and was known as a local cobbler in Bridge Street in the town. 

A huge supporter of Cavan Gaels, Frank loved attending matches whenever he could.


Frank passed away peacefully on Christmas Day  in the loving care of the staff here at Oak View.  He leaves behind his sister Lena and brothers Tommy, Philip and John.


A message for the recently departed and their families December 2017

This time of year is all about loved ones, families and cherishing those who are dear to us.  All of us at Oak View Nursing Home want to convey our best wishes and thoughts to the families of past residents who are no longer with us. 

In particular we pay tribute to those who have most recently departed, but also to all those we have lost throughout 2017.

John Jackie Gallagher, 7th November 2017

John Clarke, 13th November 2017

Susan Brady, 14th November 2017

Patrick 'Al' Mimna, 27th November 2017

James Wilson, 30th November 2017

Mary Smith, 30th October 2017

With us since 2015, Mary was originally from Waterford where she trained as a chef. She retained her love of cooking throughout her life, as well as an enjoyment of music. 

Mary was a resilient lady, raising five boys and a girl on her own, after the loss of her husband Matty, who died when their youngest son Matthew was only four years old. 

Mary was a true joy to be around and always had a smile on her face. 

Robert Reilly, 14th October 2017

Robert joined us in June of this year. A true gentlemen, our staff became very fond of him. 


Living on, and running his farm on the Butlersbridge Road in Cavan, Robert remained a bachelor all his days. He was well-loved by his nieces and nephews, who will sorely miss his mild and gentle demeanor. 

Michael Fay, 3rd October 2017

Michael spent only a month with us at Oak View Nursing Home prior to his passing in early October.

Hailing from Killeshandra, Michael married Imelda and the pair have four loving children Kate, Michelle, Gabriel and Breen. 

Michael will be missed by his immediate family as well as his granchildren, nieces & nephews.

May you Rest In Peace, Michael.

Sarah Jennings, 12th July 2017

Sarah came to live with us a year ago. She was a quiet, gentle, beautiful person loved by everyone here at Oak View.  

A farmer's wife, Sarah lived in Virginia all her life.


She leaves behind her daughters Carol, Joan and Vida, as well as her son Roy who will miss her dearly.  

Noel Coffey, 1st June 2017

Reaching his 99th year, Noel sadly passed away in early June. He had been a resident at Oak View since October 2015. 

Living in England in his younger years, Noel gained expert electronic skills whilst in the British Army. He met and married Lena, before they emigrated to Canada for a time. Returning home, the couple settled in Belturbet to raise their six children together. Noel  opened their shop "Coffey TV" which supplied TVs to the whole West of Cavan.


Noel's wife Lena and three of their children passed away before Noel, but he will be sadly missed by his remaining three children Paddy, Yvonne and Gerard. 

Olive Kenny, 17th May 2017

Olive was born in Drough, Aghabog in Co. Monaghan, together with her late sister Isabella. Her only niece, Evelyn was a great comfort to her and visited her frequently. 


Despite having many admirers in her younger years, Olive chose to remain unmarried and devoted her love, time and attention to running her own farm.


A great lover of animals, she owned various cats and dogs throughout her life. A gentle soul, Olive loved to relax by knitting or listening to music.


May you Rest in Peace, Olive.  

Michael McGovern, 9th May 2017

Michael, who had been with us since 2013 passed away suddenly, surrounded by his eight children. 

Born and bred in Derryheen, Butlersbridge, he was a real family man. Sundays were the busiest time at the McGovern household, as the whole family (including the grandchildren he adored) gathered round the table for Sunday dinner. 

Michael was a farmer and his special memories were of working with horses. As a younger man, he enjoyed fishing, shooting and loved following the GAA. His love of music (particularly ballads and traditional ceili) remained with him from his early years through to his final days. 

Sadly missed by all who knew him.  

Joseph McDonald, 6th April 2017

Joseph was only with us here at Oak View for a very short time. Born and bred locally in Belturbet, he was admitted at the end of March for respite, due to failing health. He passed away in early April. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.


May you Rest In Peace Joseph.

Kathleen was born and lived in Tullygrimes, Monaghan, until she came to live with us back in May, 2014.

An avid gardener, she grew all her own vegetables. She had a beautiful singing voice and entertained us every week signing her favourite - “Oh Danny Boy”. Oak View will be sadly quieter without hearing her choral tones.

Kathleen leaves behind her son Anthony and 3 grandchildren, Paul, Claire and Mark, whom she adored.

Kathleen Hughes, 17th February 2017

Patricia Hunt, 7th February 2017

Patricia, or Pat as she liked to be known, was only with us a short while. Up until her admission to Oak View at the end of January this year, her family looked after her at home.

Born in Teemore on the 27th February, 1931, she married her husband Joe nearly sixty years ago. They came to live in Belturbet, where they settled and opened a Pharmacy. As well as working in the pharmacy alongside her husband, Pat raised their 4 boys. She retired in 1998.

She loved to watch nature programs and enjoyed reading and listening to music to relax.

May you rest in peace Pat.

Eileen Lynagh, 5th February 2017

Eileen, or “Nel” as she liked to be called by her friends, was born on the 15th February, 1938 in Clones. She lived there all her life, until recent years. Her earlier days in Clones were spent in Millbrook, where she had a shop and was well known locally. She was an avid supporter of the Monaghan GAA team.


Nel came to live with us here at Oak View in February 2013. From day one, she was full of fun and loved “having the craic” with the staff. Her room was full of all her memories. She was especially fond of her doll ornaments, which were from all over the world.


Some of the joys in her life included; reading (particularly love stories and thrillers). Our library is full of the books she read. Christmas time was her favourite time of year, as she loved the fun around it. And of course, she always loved her cigarette, refusing to stop smoking. She was always one to have total control over her life, right up until her passing.

I know all the staff here will miss her very much, and she will be sorely missed by Bernadette, who was not only her sister but also her best friend.

Kathleen McGovern, 22nd January 2017

Kathleen was from Glangevlin Co. Cavan and came to live with us  here in January 2016.


For a while, Kathleen lived in Birmingham and worked on the buses. She loved country and western music and was always entertained during the many music sessions here at Oak View.


Kathleen will be sadly missed, not least of course by her son and 3 daughters.

Sr Paul McGovern, 19th January 2017

Sister Paul was part of the Mercy Order. She was the assistant director of nursing in St Feilm’s nursing home in Cavan.


When she retired she went to live with Mercy Order in Ballinamore, before coming to us in August 2015.


She passed away surrounded by her fellow nuns.

Kevin McCauley, 18th January 2017

Kevin grew up in Kinawley, Co Fermanagh.


In his younger days he moved to England and worked on the buses in London. Later returning to Ireland where he became a very well known publican and farmer in Swanlinbar. 


Married to Marie, they had 2 sons, Gerry & Kevin and a daughter Majella.

Teresa O'Reilly, 16th January 2017

With her husband Tommy by her bedside, Teresa died here in the nursing home.


Tommy and Teresa moved into Oak View together in May 2014, and Tommy continues to reside with us.


Prior to their marriage, Teresa worked as a priest’s housekeeper in Devon. She was a gentle soul and had a real affection for cats.

Patrick & Eileen Brady, 12th & 14th January 2017

Husband and wife, Pat & Eileen were married for 55 years. They died within 2 days of each other and were buried together.


With no children of their own, their many nieces and nephews looked after them, visiting often.


Eileen and Pat loved going out for trips and did so, right up to Christmas when they both took sick at the same time.

Brian Leddy, 10th January 2017

Brian was born & bred locally, in Miltown.

He was very popular with the staff here at Oak View - always full of fun, he had the gift-of-the-gab. The nursing home is an emptier place without his brightness filling the rooms.  

Alice Miller, 10th January 2017

Alice hailed from Belturbet and lived there with her husband. At 92 years of age Alice remained very independent right up until her sudden passing.

Alice loved days when her niece Margie, brought her dog in on visits to Oak View. She will be sadly missed. 

Bridget Maszlin, 3rd January 2017 

Bridget lived in England & Wales for most of her life, but in her later years she & her husband came home to Ireland (Arva) to retire.  


Bridget was blessed by the kindness and love she was shown by her nieces & nephews, who were were very good to her.

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