• J.A.Gormley

Colm Kelly

Updated: Dec 31, 2021

Kelly (Halfgain) 27th December 2021 Colm R.I.P. Peacefully at Antrim Area Hospital. Beloved son of the late Michael and Margaret. Loving partner of Anne Doherty and brother of Jane McNally, Rosemary McKenna, Bernadette McKenna, Patrick, Charley, Kevin, Francis, Brendan, Jackie, Anne O'Kane Cecilia O'Kane and Brigid and the late Michael, Eugene and infant Bernard.

House was strictly private.

Funeral cortége was from his house, 27 Ranaghan Rd, BT46 5ND via Tirkane Rd, Halfgayne Rd, Drumbane Rd and Swatragh on Friday 31st December at for 11am Requiem Mass in St. John The Baptist, Church, Granaghan. Interment followed afterwards in adjoining Cemetery.

Requiem Mass was viewed via webcam at: https://www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/st-john-baptist-swatragh Requiem Mass numbers were limited within the Church in line with social distancing restrictions.

Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on his soul.

Deeply regretted by Anne, sisters, brothers, brothers in law, sisters in law, nephews, nieces and wider family circle.


To all the family members of the late Colm Kelly. I received the sad news from Martin Mulholland . My own name is Martin Mc Gowan. Just terribly sad and shocked at the death of Colm. He had come to Zambia almost 8 or 9 times to work and help the parishes I worked in. He was a great worker and he loved the little wanes here as he called them. My heart is broken. I texted him at Christmas and we were talking about him coming back in the new year. What a blow what a loss. I have no words to say just my sincere Condolences. Please pass this on to his sister who was so good to him. He helped me so much I will be eternally grateful to him.

May God console you all in this time of loss.

Fr Martin Mc Gowan.

Saint Patrick missionary priest in Lusaka, Zambia.

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