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Here when you need us

About us

Established in 1904, McClafferty are the city’s longest established independent funeral director whom have earned an excellent reputation for providing a professional, compassionate and dignified service for bereaved families across our communities and beyond. Our professional staff will co-ordinate all aspects of the funeral arrangements in an authentic, personal, caring and sensitive manner to your exacting requirements. We have experience across all religious and non-religious denominations.

02871 262823

Where are we located?

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Funeral Home – Cityside Office:
Unit 3 Rathmor Business Park Derry, BT48 0LZ

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Waterside Office:
Unit 9 Woodland Close, Woodside Heights, Waterside, BT47 2FG

Services

With McClafferty Funeral Directors there is no such thing as a standard arrangement. We work with you to customise and personalise every detail to your exacting requirements. Our experienced and professional staff will help guide you through each step of the planning process discussing all your expectations such as funeral costs, floral arrangements, funeral vehicles, and coffin selection, every detail will be fine-tuned. We liaise with all medical staff, clergy, cemeteries, and crematoria as and when required. Our goal is to remove as much stress as possible from your family during what is a difficult and upsetting time.

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Our promise is to help you arrange or plan a funeral with authenticity, care, respect, and reassurance.

Our proprietor Kieran Connor and his team of professionals are here to listen, advise and guide you through all your options during what is a difficult and upsetting time.

Our Heritage

In 2019 McClafferty Funeral Directors marks 115 years as the city’s longest established funeral director.

1904

September 2, 1904

Mr. John L. McClafferty established McClafferty Funeral Directors in King Street in the Waterside, Derry in 1904. He and his family ran the business until 1974. The image shows McClafferty Funeral Directors funeral home all those years ago.

1974

March 14, 1974

In 1974 Mr. Jack McKeone took ownership of McClafferty Funeral Directors whilst situated at Meenan Square in the Bogside. He continued to run the business for the next 13 years.

1987

February 17, 1987

Ownership then passed to Mr. John Casey in 1987 who remained at the helm alongside his family for 32 years. The image shows Mr. John Casey directing a funeral in 2014 with a horse-drawn carriage in procession on the Brandywell Road clearly showing the old Brandywell Stadium in the background recently renamed the Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium.

2019

March 8, 2019

In March 2019 our new owner and proprietor Mr. Kieran Connor took the reigns of McClafferty Funeral Directors and has devoted himself to providing an authentic, personal & caring service to the families of Derry and beyond in their time of need.

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Obituaries

Martin Hugh Appleton

Martin Hugh Appleton

Date of death: 11-06-2021

We regret to inform you that the death has taken place of Martin Hugh Appleton, peacefully at his late home on the 11th of June 2021.

Formerly of Carnhill and Strathfoyle. May he rest in peace.

Beloved son of the late Pat and Jeannie Appleton. Loving brother of Marian, Jimmy and the late Tony. Darling father of Patrick, Ann Marie and Lucy. Devoted grandfather to Faith. Fondly remembered by Ann. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by all his nieces, nephews and cousins.

Martins remains are now reposing at his sister Marian’s residence, 13 Danesfort Crescent, funeral leaving from there on Monday 14th June at 10:20am for 11:00am requiem mass in St Columba’s Church, Longtower, burial immediately afterwards in the City Cemetery.

Sadly, due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic and in accordance with the updated government guidelines the wake and funeral will be private for family and friends only. Please maintain social distancing and adhere to government guidelines at all times.

Martins’s funeral requiem mass can be streamed live via the link below;

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Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to the North West Cancer Care Unit (Altnagelvin) c/o Mr. Kieran Connor, McClafferty Funeral Directors, Unit 3 Rathmor Business Pk, Derry, BT48 0LZ.

St Padre Pio Pray For Him.

All Enquiries to Mr. Kieran Connor, McClafferty Funeral Directors, 02871262823.

Margaret (Rita) Lynch née Curry

Margaret (Rita) Lynch née Curry

Date of death: 30-05-2021

We regret to inform you that the death has taken place of Margaret (Rita) Lynch née Curry, peacefully at Deanfield Care Home on the 30th of May 2021.

Late of 15 Brandywell Avenue and formerly of 27 Rathowen Park and 15 Elmwood Terrace. May she rest in peace.

Beloved wife of Pat. Devoted mother of Geraldine, Christine and Paddy. Precious daughter of the late William and Jane. A much loved mother-in-law of Kevin and Patricia. Loving grandmother to all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dearest sister of Alexis, Dorothy and the late Jean and Tony. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by all her wider family circle, friends and neighbours.

Rita’s remains will leave the McClafferty Funeral Home at 3:30pm today to repose at her late home 15 Brandywell Avenue, funeral leaving from there on Wednesday 2nd June at 10:20am for 11:00am requiem mass in St Columba’s Church, Longtower, burial immediately afterwards in the City Cemetery.

Sadly, due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic and in accordance with the updated government guidelines the wake and funeral will be private for family and friends only. Please maintain social distancing and adhere to government guidelines at all times.

Rita’s funeral requiem mass can be streamed live via the link below;

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Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to Deanfield Care Home c/o Mr. Kieran Connor, McClafferty Funeral Directors, Unit 3 Rathmor Business Pk, Derry, BT48 0LZ.

St Padre Pio Pray For Her.

All Enquiries to Mr. Kieran Connor, McClafferty Funeral Directors, 02871262823

Mary McLaughlin née Ramsey

Mary McLaughlin née Ramsey

Date of death: 22-05-2021

We regret to inform you that the death has taken place of Mary McLaughlin née Ramsey, peacefully at Fourth Valley Hospital, Larbert, Scotland on the 22nd of May 2021.

Late of Alloa, Clackmannashire and formerly of Central Drive, Creggan. May she rest in peace.

Beloved wife of Pat. Devoted mother of Christine, Liz, Jim, Kieran and Martin. Loving grandmother and great-grandmother. A much loved sister, mother-in-law and aunt. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by all her wider family circle and friends.

Sadly, due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic and in accordance with the updated government guidelines the wake and funeral will be private for family and friends only. Please maintain social distancing and adhere to government guidelines at all times.

Mary’s remains will be reposing at the McClafferty chapel of rest. Viewing from 4pm to 6pm on Wednesay 26th May and from 4pm to 6:15pm on Thursday 27th May. Mary’s remains will then be immediately taken to St. Marys Church, Creggan for arrival at 6:40pm on Thursday 27th May 2021 to repose overnight.

Mary’s funeral requiem mass will take place on Friday 28th of May 2021 at 10am. The live streaming link is below;
https://www.churchservices.tv/creggan

Interment immediately afterwards in the City Cemetery.

Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu if desired to the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust c/o the immediate family or Mr. Kieran Connor, McClafferty Funeral Directors, Unit 3 Rathmor Business Pk, Derry, BT48 0LZ.

On Her Soul Sweet Jesus Have Mercy. Our Lady of Lourdes Intercede For Her.

All Enquiries to Mr. Kieran Connor, McClafferty Funeral Directors, 02871262823.

Ellen (Nellie) O' Reilly née McGilloway

Ellen (Nellie) O’ Reilly née McGilloway

Date of death: 19-05-2021

We regret to inform you that the death has taken place of Ellen (Nellie) O’ Reilly née Mc Gilloway, peacefully at her late home, 2 Mulroy Gardens on the 19th of May 2021, surrounded by all her loving family.

Formerly of 19 Benevenagh Gardens. May she rest in peace.

Beloved wife of the late John. Loving mother of Sadie, Sylvia, John, Marian, Freddie and the late William, Bridie and Veronica. Devoted grandmother and great-grandmother. A much loved sister of Maureen and Berna. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by all her wider family circle and friends.

Sadly, due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic and in accordance with the updated government guidelines the wake and funeral will be private for family and friends only. Please maintain social distancing and adhere to government guidelines at all times.

Nellie’s funeral requiem mass can be streamed live on Friday 21st May 2021 at 10:00am via the link below;
https://www.churchservices.tv/creggan

Interment immediately afterwards in the City Cemetery.

Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu if desired to either Marie Curie or The Foyle Hospice c/o the immediate family or Mr. Kieran Connor, McClafferty Funeral Directors, Unit 3 Rathmor Business Pk, Derry, BT48 0LZ.

Sr. Clare Crockett Pray For Her. Our Lady Of Knock Intercede For Her.

All Enquiries to Mr. Kieran Connor, McClafferty Funeral Directors, 02871262823.

 

Contact us

Phone:
02871 262823

Email:
services@mcclaffertyfunerals.com

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Funeral Home – Cityside Office:
Unit 3 Rathmor Business Park Derry, BT48 0LZ

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Waterside Office:
Unit 9 Woodland Close, Woodside Heights, Waterside, BT47 2FG

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