Robert Hegarty Obituary, Death – The tight-knit community of Baylett, Inch Island, is mourning the loss of one of its own, as news of the passing of Robert Hegarty has spread through the region. Robert, who departed from this world at Altnagelvin Hospital, leaves behind a legacy of love, laughter, and cherished memories that will forever be etched in the hearts of his brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, extended family, friends, and neighbors. In the face of this profound loss, the community comes together to remember and celebrate the life of a dear soul who touched the hearts of many. Robert will be deeply missed, and the impact of his presence will resonate throughout the Baylett community for years to come.
As the community gathers to pay their respects, Robert’s home will serve as a place of reflection and shared memories. The house will be open for friends and well-wishers to visit and offer condolences on Thursday, the 16th of November, from 2:00 pm onwards. This informal gathering provides an opportunity for those who knew Robert to share stories, offer support, and find solace in the company of others who are mourning his loss. On Saturday morning, the 18th of November, at 10:15 am, a somber procession will make its way from Robert’s home to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Inch Island. Here, a requiem mass will take place at 11:00 am, providing a moment for the community to come together in prayer and reflection, offering comfort to one another during this difficult time.
For those unable to attend in person, the requiem mass will be available for viewing on the YouTube channel of the Parish of Fahan. This virtual option allows friends and family, near and far, to participate in the ceremony and pay their respects to Robert from the comfort of their homes. Following the requiem mass, Robert will be laid to rest in the adjoining graveyard. This final act of farewell is a poignant moment for the community to say their last goodbyes and find closure. In accordance with the family’s wishes, there will be designated family time from 11:00 pm to 11:00 am and on the morning of the funeral. This time is set aside for the family to grieve privately and support one another as they come to terms with their loss.
As a gesture of sympathy, the family kindly requests that only family flowers be sent. For those who wish to make a charitable contribution in Robert’s memory, donations, if desired, can be made to the Irish Heart Foundation, c/o any family member. The condolences and messages of support from the community are welcomed and can be shared through the condolence book on rip.ie or in the comments below. These messages serve as a testament to the impact Robert had on the lives of those around him and offer a source of strength for the grieving family. In honoring the memory of Robert Hegarty, the community stands united in grief, remembering a beloved individual who brought joy and warmth to the hearts of many. May Robert rest in peace, his spirit forever alive in the cherished memories of those who had the privilege of knowing him.