Vanessa Job (née Connolly)

17 Oxfield Rd, Lissadell Park, Carney, Co. Sligo and formerly of Co. Cavan.

12 Apr, 2024

Former Staff of Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo.

Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family and friends in the excellent care of the nurses and staff at North West Hospice. Vanessa, predeceased by her parents Margaret and Seamus Connolly and her brother Darelle Connolly.

Beloved wife of Octavius and adored mother of Katie, Rollo and Bella and grandmother of Logan. She will be sadly missed by her husband, daughters, son, grandson, sisters Estelle and Majella, nieces, nephews, relatives and her many friends.

Rest in Peace.

A Celebration of Vanessa’s Life will take place at Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo on Sunday 14th April at 10:30am, followed by sympathizing with her family immediately after.

A private cremation service will take place on Monday at Mount Jerome Crematorium, Dublin.

Family flowers only. Donations in lieu of flowers to North West Hospice and/or SHOUT, care of The Foley and McGowan Funeral Home, Market Yard, Sligo.

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  1. Deepest Condolences to you Ocky, Katie, Rollo and Bella.
    Vanessa was a true lady with such a presence, so warm and kind.
    May she Rest in Peace

  2. So sorry to hear this!
    I remember Vanessa’s daft tapping in Sligo Acts , she was a shining light and great craic !
    And also very fond of Kate’s kitchen , I think I met her in a here every Friday ?

  3. Sligo lost a very brave lady today.
    Vanessa’s smile used to light up any room, she rocked her bright red lipstick.
    It was a pleasure to know her.
    Rest in peace lovely Vanessa, thinking of Vanessa’s family, her pets, and her very many friends.

  4. Vanessa was such a warm vivacious person. Sincere condolences to her family on such a devastating loss. RIP

  5. Vanessa, so sad to hear of your passing. You inspired me on my journey.. and I will always remember your kind words and positive ways.. inspirational in such a dignified way. May you rest in perfect peace.. 🌻

    Sincere condolences to all your family.. Mari (Derry)

  6. Our condolences to your family and friends. There are no words. Our thoughts and love are with you all.

  7. My sincerest condolences to all of Vanessa’s family. I really enjoyed sharing the stage with her in Sligo fun company’s production of 9 to 5 a few years ago. May she rest in peace.

  8. I’m so very sorry for your Loss… Vanessa was such a beautiful Lady.. Inside and out… Thinking of you all at this terribly sad time…. Elaine Kivlehan and Girls x

  9. Sorry to hear your news Ockie May she Rest in Peace.

  10. RIP to an absolute lady. Condolences to all her family and friends.

  11. Deepest condolences to Octavius, Katie, Rollo, Bella and all of Vanessa’s family. So sorry to hear this sad news. May Vanessa R.I.P.

    Jane and John.

  12. Rest in peace Vanessa. Such a lady, always had a smile for everyone. My condolences to Ocky and family. Thinking of you all. X

  13. To Ocky and family,
    I was so sorry to hear about Vanessa this morning. May she rest in peace. Thinking of you all at this time.
    Ellen Henderson

  14. My condolences to all of Vanessa’s family and friends from Hilary

  15. Heart broken to hear the sad news that Vanessa has passed away. Thinking of you all x

  16. Rest in peace Vanessa. I will so miss you. Love to all your family and friends xx

  17. To Katie & all her family, very sorry to hear of the passing of your lovely mum, thinking of you all at this difficult time ❤️

  18. Heartbreaking Ocky

    Deepest condolences

  19. So sad to hear of Vanessa’s death. She fought a brave fight with her unique positive determination. An absolute lady, I remember fondly all my chats with Vanessa when Rollo and Bella were in Rathcormac NS. Sincere sympathy to Ocky, Katie, Rollo, Bella and Logan.

  20. I’m heartbroken to hear about Vanessa. I am happy to have known her, during my time working with her in the Hawks Well and outside work.

    My Heartfelt Condolences go to her Family and Close Ones.

  21. I am just so sad today. I loved meeting Vanessa and all of her gorgeous clan. She lit up the room and the small screen! Her honesty, bravery and talent shone through!

    Croí briste daoibh

    Evelyn O’Rourke

  22. I am so sorry to hear about Vanessa. A feisty, enigmatic soul. I was so lucky to have known her.

  23. So sorry to hear this news. Vanessa was lovely. Deepest condolences.

  24. Vanessa and I were Twitter & Instagram friends. We often sent each other little things in the post and left voice notes on social media. A card just arrived from her on Wednesday; she was always thinking of others. I am so sorry for Ocky, Kate, Rollo, Bella and Logan. She spoke of you all with such love and pride. Vanessa darling, always loving, always loved.

  25. I remember Vanessa – for her compelling laugh, her brightness and for bringing joy to others.

  26. Occy, Katie,Rollo, Bella and Logan. We are heartbroken for you all in the loss of your lovely Vanessa. We will always remember her as a vibrant giving and funloving presence and will miss her signature flair and style and her warm smile. Our love and solidarity to you all. May she rest in peace.

  27. We were so deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Vanessa, she was such a vibrant, positive, warm person and she will be dearly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ocky and all the family. May she rest in peace.

  28. I am so sorry to hear about Vanessa. She reached out to me when I was diagnosed and she was so amazingly positive towards me. She fought so hard with such grace and determination. My deepest condolences Ocky, Katie, Rollo, Bella and Logan. She was a truly beautiful soul.

  29. Ocky, Katie, Rollo, Bella & Logan,
    Sending massive, massive hugs and condolences to you all. Vanessa was so incredibly magnetic and warm, and her lovely fizziness truly inspired everyone around her to be more colourful and to enjoy life to the full. I will always remember her for that. May she live on in your hearts forever as only she could. Love always. Anita & Andy.

  30. Such sad news. Will miss seeing Vanessa’s beautiful big smile and sunny way😍 Love and light to you Ocky, Katie, Rollo, Bella and Logan. A light has gone out today but the memories of Vanessa and her legacy will shine brightly through you.
    Suaimhneas Síoraí da hanam 🙏🙏 xxxxx

  31. What a brave and beautiful lady . What an equally brave and beautiful husband . And what a cruel world . Love and hugs to ockie and all the family . You could do no more . Candles lit for vanessa ❤️❤️❤️❤️.

  32. I’m deeply saddened about Vanessa’s passing, Ocky. My heartfelt sympathies are with you and yours.

  33. My deepest condolences to Vanessa’s family. A beautiful soul inside and out.

  34. Deepest condolences to the family on Vanessa’s passing. Deeply sorry to hear the sad news. I knew her mainly from the Hawk’s Well and she was always a welcoming, helpful, good natured soul with a mighty sense of humour. A lovely person who will be missed.Take care of yourselves.

  35. So sorry for your loss Ocky.
    I have the fondest memories of Vanessa, especially during our time working together in Lifestart.
    She was so much fun and had the best laugh.
    Rest in Peace Vanessa ❤️

  36. Deepest condolences to you Ocky, Katie, Rollo and Bella. I was lucky enough to get to know Vanessa through our oil painting classes with SCSC. What a beautiful, vibrant, talented and kind woman. Heartfelt sympathies to you all.

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