Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, in the care of the doctors, nurses and staff at Sligo University Hospital. Raphael, predeceased by his parents Patrick and Cecylia, siblings Domnick, Celestine Cawley, Sandra Rafter, Eddie Gallagher, nephew Graeme Gallagher and uncle `Nifty` Harte. Beloved husband of Patricia and dearly loved father of Vicki, Paul and Emily. Sadly missed by his wife, daughters, son, grandchildren Aimee, Carly, Jessica, Jake, Luke, Gemma, Robyn, Ross, Ruby, Scott and Patrick, great-grandson Eddie, sons-in-law Gavin and Michal, daughter-in-law Veronica, sister Ottaline Henley (England), brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Rest in peace.
Reposing at his residence on Wednesday from 1:00pm to 9:00pm. Funeral will arrive to St. Anne`s Church, Sligo on Thursday morning at 11:30am for Requiem mass, with funeral proceeding to Shannon Crematorium after.
Due to the current restrictions, the repose and Funeral Mass will be private for family and friends only.
You are welcome to leave a message of condolence for the family below.
Family flowers only please. Donations if desired to The Oncology Unit, Sligo University Hospital, care of The Foley and McGowan Funeral Home, Market Yard, Sligo.
A prayer service will take place for the interment of Raphael`s ashes in Sligo Cemetery on Saturday 12/12/20 at 1:00pm.