The funeral arrangements for the late Anthony Golden RIP have been announced by the family of the deceased.
The funeral arrangements are: “Formerly Farranoo, Ballina. Beloved husband of Nicola (nee O’Sullivan) and adored dad of Lucy, Alex and Andrew. Dedicated member of An Garda Síochána. He will be forever missed by his heartbroken wife, daughters, son, parents Breege and David, brothers David, Kenneth, Patrick and Seán, sister Mary, parents-in-law Tony and Iris, sisters-in-law Majella, Laura, Aisling and Tara, brother-in-law Jonathan, aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces, relatives, friends and colleagues in An Garda Síochána … Removal on Thursday to St. Oliver Plunkett Church, Blackrock, arriving for Funeral Mass at 12 noon, followed by burial at St. Paul’s, Heynestown.”
The chief celebrant for this Mass will be Father Pádraig Keenan, Parish Priest of Haggardstown Blackrock, Co Louth, in the Archdiocese of Armagh. The Vicar General of the Archdiocese, Dean Colum Curry, will preside at this Mass and will represent Archbishop Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh. From the Diocese of Killala, Bishop John Fleming and Father Gerard O’Hora VF, Parish Priest of Ballina, will also be in attendance.
Out of respect for the solemnity of the Funeral Mass on Thursday morning – and as Saint Oliver Plunkett Church has a limited capacity of three hundred seats – inside the church is fully reserved for family, loved ones, and dignitaries only. Outdoor screens will be made available on the church grounds, along with a small reserved area for media cameras. Outdoor screens will also be available in the village of Blackrock. Father Keenan asks that journalists refrain from making contact with him, but that media queries concerning the Funeral Mass should be directed to the Catholic Communications Office. When information on the funeral liturgy becomes available, it will be circulated to media by the CCO.
For media contact: Catholic Communications Office Maynooth: +353 (1) 505 3017; Martin Long +353 (0) 86 172 7678 and Brenda Drumm +353 (0) 87 310 4444