Deborah (Debbie) Keegan

Oakfield Rd, Sligo and formerly of Lugnadeffa, Ballisodare, Co. Sligo.

28 Aug, 2023

Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family at North West Hospice. Debbie, predeceased by her parents Patricia and Michael. Loving wife of Mick Rooney and dear mother of Sam. She will be sadly missed by her husband, son, siblings Siobhán, Jenny and Paul, step-mother Eileen, sisters-in-law Allyson, Georgina and Maria, brothers-in-law Anthony, Brian, Matt and Simon, nieces and nephews Alex, Lisa, Daniel, Laura and Aaron, aunts, uncles, relatives and friends.

Rest in Peace.

Reposing at The Foley and McGowan Funeral Home, Market Yard, Sligo on Wednesday evening from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Funeral will arrive to St. Brigid’s Church, Ballisodare, Co. Sligo on Thursday morning for Requiem mass at 11:30am, followed by burial in St. Brigid’s Cemetery.

You can stream Debbie’s Funeral mass live by clicking ‘Live Stream’ below.

Family flowers only. Donations if desired to North West Hospice, care of The Foley and McGowan Funeral Home.

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  1. A witty, intelligent and vivacious colleague, always a pleasure to meet and chat with. Thanks for your good company Deborah, you’ll be much missed. Heartfelt sympathy to Mick and Sam at your enormous loss.

  2. We were very sorry to hear that Debbie had passed away. It was always a pleasure meeting her in IT Sligo/ATU. She was so pleasant and interested in every person! May her gentle and caring soul rest in Peace.

  3. Debbie, rest in the peace of God. Thank you for blessing our lives,
    especially Michael’s and Sam’s.

    I send my condolences and prayers to Michael and Sam and Debbie’s siblings.
    May your memories of the times you shared with her be a source of comfort for you now.

    Blessings of peace and love,
    Carmel Little

  4. To Debbie’s family: Please accept my sincere condolences on Debbie’s passing . She was a most pleasant lady and a valued colleague in IT Sligo.

  5. So sorry to hear of Deborahs passing.she sang with us in the church in ballisodare.a lovely lady.condolences to her Deborah.

  6. Deborah, I have such fond memories of you as a friend and colleague, particularly our fun Pokeno nights! Sincerest condolences to Mick, Sam and all Deborah’s family and friends. May she rest in peace.

  7. Sincerest sympathy to Matt, Sam and all the family and friends on your great loss. Debbie was a wonderful colleague, always with a smile. She will be greatly missed.

  8. With deepest sympathy Mick, Sam and family, on the passing of Deborah, may she rest in peace.

  9. Rest in Peace Debbie👼 It was a pleasure to have you as my French lecturer, such sad news 🙁

  10. I have such great memories of Deborah from work in the IT and as we shared our journey as mothers. I can still see that smile of hers on the first night at the incredible years parenting course that she roped me into, when they announced it was a 10 week course, needless to say she hadn’t said anything about it being 10 weeks.
    My deepest condolences Mick, Sam and all of Deborah’s family, may Deborah rest in peace.

  11. Ni bheidh do leithead aris Ann.
    Fly with the angels my dearest friend . I know you are happy to be reunited with your Mum and Dad and that you will continue to watch over Sam , Mick and those you loved.
    Until we meet again 😘

  12. God bless you and the family rest in peace my lovely rest in peacexxxxxxx

  13. The Sheltering Sky – Paul Bowles

    Because we don’t know when we will die, we get to think of life as an inexhaustible well. And yet everything happens only a certain number of times, and a very small number really. How many more times will you remember a certain afternoon of your childhood, an afternoon that is so deeply a part of your being that you can’t even conceive of your life without it? Perhaps four, or five times more? Perhaps not even that. How many more times will you watch the full moon rise? Perhaps twenty. And yet it all seems limitless.

    RIP Debbie

  14. Sympathies to the family of a valued colleague we have missed

  15. Deepest Sympathy to Mick, Sam and all who knew Deborah. I have nothing but fond memories of Deborah. Rest in Peace.

  16. Very saddened to hear about Debbie’s passing. We shared a house in Galway as students and spent happy times together in London. Debbie remains a special person in my heart and my deepest condolences go Mick and Sam.
    Ruhe in Freiden:
    Reposez en Paix:
    Rest in Peace:
    Go raibh Suaimhneas Siorai Air

  17. My deepest sympathies to Debbies’ family and those who loved her on the far too early passing of an absolutely lovely person. Always stopped for a chat, always smiling and up for the craic. May your gentle soul rest in peace.

  18. So sorry to hear of Deborah’s passing. It was a pleasure to have you as my lecturer, such sad. Rest in Peace Debbie

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