John Spelman,

Dublin Road, Ballaghaderreen, and late of St. Patrick's Street, Boyle, Co. Roscommon (September 17th 2021) – peacefully in the loving care of the management and staff of Oakwood Nursing Home, Ballaghaderreen.

Predeceased by his beloved wife Mona, brother Pat, sisters Mauve and Elsie.

He will be very sadly missed by his loving family, son Jack, daughter Cathy, sister Irene, nephews, nieces, cousins, relatives and his many friends in Oakwood and Spelman's Motel especially Bernie and Gay.

May He Rest In Peace

John will lie in repose at home Wednesday afternoon from 4 o'clock to conclude with evening prayer at 8 o'clock

Removal from his residence Thursday morning at 10:30 o'clock to arrive at The Cathedral of The Annunciation and St. Nathy, Ballaghaderreen for Mass of the Resurrection at 11 o’clock.

Burial afterwards in Kilcolman Cemetery.

Family flowers only, please. Donations if desired to Parkinson's Ireland c/o Kilgarriff Funeral Directors, Ballaghaderreen.

John's Funeral Mass will be livestreamed on Kilgarriff Funeral Directors Facebook page and this can be viewed by clicking - HERE

For those who wish to send condolences, share memories or stories with John's family they may do so in private - HERE

Enquiries to Kilgarriff Funeral Directors, Ballaghaderreen   094 9860069

John Geary - Pontoon/Westport
Sincere sympathies to Jack, Cathy and the extended Spellman family on the sad occasion of John's passing. I had the privilege of staying with John in the Motel when I was repeating the Leaving Cert in St. Nathy's back in 1993/4. He looked after me like a King for the year I was in Spellmans and not only was he always such a gentleman, his hospitality and kindness will never be forgotten. Rest in peace, John.
Michael Fitzpatrick
Deepest sympathy to the Spelman family on the sad passing of John . A true gentleman with a big heart and will be sadly missed in Ballaghdereen. RIP
Bea Bermingham
Condolences to the family and RIPJohn
Michael and Mary McDermott Edmondstowm

Sincere sympathy to the Spellman family
May John rest in peace. John was a very special man

John Mara
Rest in peace John
Martin and Ita Duffy Magheraboy.
Deepest Sympathy to the Spelman Family on the death of John may he rest in peace.
Sean Forkin Cloontia
Sincere sympathy to all the spelman family on the passing of John a gentleman may he rest in peace
Hubert Casey and family. London
Sad news three generations of the Casey family stayed in the motel always a warm welcome Rest in peace John .
Cyril Hartigan, London
My sincere sympathy to Cathy and Jack on the passing of your Dad a true gentleman May he rest in peace
James Cunniffe and Family
Deepest Sympathy to Jack and Cathy on the passing of your Dad .A True Gentleman.May He Rest in Peace
Teresa Foley and Family, Kiltybranks
Sincere Condolences to Cathy and Jack and all John’s extended Family
John may you rest in Peace , Amen

veronica hehir from preston lancashire
R I P john stayed many times in your motel when visiting Ireland
P.J. & Jackie McDermott, Westport
So very sorry to have heard of the passing of John. Knew him for years as a close neighbour in St Patrick St. Boyle before he left for Ballaghaderreen 50 years ago with Mona, John and Cathy. John ran a terrific bar and grocery in Boyle. He was an outstanding businessman. But he was also a thorough gentleman. As kind and generous a person as you would ever encounter. Always jolly and good-humoured in his engagement with customers. I remember him very fondly and often think of those happy days on St Patrick St. during the decade of the 1960s when I got to know him there. John was a very special person. Boyle and Ballaghaderreen has lost a legend.
Deepest sympathy to John (Jack), Cathy and Irene and the extended Spelman family.
May John’s gentle and generous soul have peaceful rest.

Sean creaton
Lord have mercy a gentleman
john king and family, Castlerea Road Ballaghaderreen
so sorry to hear about the passing of John. He was a very nice man who always had a kind word to say. May he rest in peace
George Reid Loughglynn
Sincere Sympathy to John's family, to Bernie, Kay and all his loyal staff. A true kind gentleman, may he Rest In Peace.
Kathleen and Eddie O'Flynn and family
With deepest sympathy, John - always such a lovely kind man.
God Bless.
Kathleen and Eddie and family xx

Philip Duffy
Deepest sympathy to the spelman family on the death of John may he rest in peace
Martin and Patricia Donlon.
So sorry for your loss
Breedge Regan Castlemore
Deepest sympathy to the Spelman family May he Rest In Peace
Fr. Paddy Kilgarriff. Devon
Cathy and Jack, you have my deepest sympathy on the death of your wonderful Dad.
He and I were friends for over 60 years, one was assured of a warm greeting when one visited, his generosity knew no bounds.
May he rest in peace.

Eamon and Kathleen Loftus
Deepest sympathy to Cathy and Jack on the passing of your Dad. A real gentleman. May his gentle soul rest in peace.
Padraic and Pauline Regan London
Sincere sympathy to Cathy. Jack and extended family. On the passing of your dear dad a true gentleman. Great memories of staying at the motel with my family . He will be greatly missed.
May his soul rest in peace

Frances,Kevin,Patrick and Anita Stenson Cuilmore Swinford and England
We're all Devastated to hear the Sad News that our Very dear Old Friend John has passed on, his kind and jovial nature to all who knew him, the likes will never be seen again, a Legend of a man synonymous with Spellmans of Ballaghaderreen , you will always forever be remembered, as Everyone's Loyal Friend. Great Craic and A True Gentleman. May your gentle soul Rest with the Angels, and to Johns Family, you are remembered in our prayers at this very sad time. Godbless you all.
Mary Barrett Togher
To John's family. So sprry to hear of John's passing. I stayed in Spelmans from 1990-1991. John was a lovely man. May his gentle soul rest in peace.
Seamus O’Grady Kilkelly
Sincere sympathy to Cathy and Jack on your Dad’s passing . May he rest in peace.
Noel McDonagh
Deepest sympathy to John's family fond memories when he had the hotel on main St alway s the gentleman rip
Michael Doherty
Sincere sympathy to Cathy and Jack on the passing of yer dad, Rip John one of the Best.
Michael Beirne.
My sincere sympathy to Cathy and Jack on the sad passing of your dad.Thoughts and prayers with you all at this very difficult time. Rest in Peace John.
Geraldine Finn
Cathy and Jack, my sincere condolences to you and your extended family on the passing of your Dad. Kind, generous and a true gentleman, he will be remembered with great fondness by all who knew him. May he Rest In Peace.
Seamus moore
Sorry to hear this very sad. News
An absolute gentleman
Rest in peace John.

Anthony Gill
Deepest sympathies to all the Spellman family on the passing of John . He was an absolute gentleman. I stayed for years in the motel in the early nineties. Great memories of John’s kindness and decency . Rest in peace John .
Joe & Pauline Smyth
Sincere sympathy to all the Spelman family on the death of John. A real Gentleman. May he rest in peace
Enda and Eileen (nee O’Grady) O’Brien
Sincere sympathy to Jack and Cathy on your Dad’s passing. May he rest in peace.
Luke and Lindsey Dillon
Sincere sympathy to Cathy and Jack on the sad passing of your Dad John a true gentleman may his soul rest in peace
Pat & Catherine Spelman, Dorset
RIP John. You were so loved by all. In your memory let us all try to be a little kinder to one another as you were to all who met you.
Bernie kelly
Sincere sympathy to Cathy and Jack and extended family on the passing of John. He was a wonderful man loved and respected by all who knew him.
May his gentle soul rest in peace.

Miriam, Evelyn and Pat Mc Goveen
Jack and Cathy, what a man! As the saying goes’ He Was some MAN For one man’. The Lord have mercy on his kind kind soul. I would consider him as one of life’s true gentlemen. Slán John, agus beannacht. Arais dé go raigh d-anam
MARY Gibbons ns nee MC Dermotts
SINCERE sympathy to John and Cathy on your Dad Passing a true ge ntleman
Michael & Ann Gilbert and family
Sincerest sympathy to all the Spelman family, So sorry to hear of John’s passing, he was a one off, a true gentleman and will be missed by many.
John and Marian Daly
Sincere sympathy to the Spelman family on the death of John. What a nice man R.I.P John
patrick brady
sincere sympathy to the Spelman family on johns passing. such a kind gentleman who helped so many people. may he rest in peace
Bernie Duffy and Family
Sincere sympathy to Jack and Cathy on the loss of your father John. May he rest in peace
Michael Scally
John was our Brother Kevin.He always had a bed no matter how late the call came.His breakfasts were `the full Irish` and he will be sadly missed by the thousands who came back every year.He has earned a special place in Heaven alongside his late beloved Mona.Deepest sympathy to his bereaved family at this sad time.RIP
Willie & Bridie Roddy Cloonlumney
Deepest sympathy to Jack , Cathy, sister Irene and relatives and extended family and friends of John. May he R I P
Seán Cox
Condolences to Jack, Cathy and family. His kindness, generosity and humour will not be forgotton. May he rest in peace.
Kathleen Coggeran
Deepest Sympathy to Jack, Cathy, on the passing of your Dad. May his gentle soul Rest in Peace
Brenda Kilcoyne &Family
Deepest sympathy to Cathy, Jack & extended Spelman Family on the death of your Dad, Always a gentleman,think ing of you all at this difficult
time,Rest In Peace John

Ann Michael Higgins
Sincere sympathy to the family and extended family of John . May he Rest in Peace.
Martin & Breege Towey
Condolences to The Spelman family. May John’s gentle souls Rest In Peace.
Joe Rogers
Sincere sympathy to cathy and jack and all the familys your dad was a lovely kind hearted gentleman he was very good to me years ago very nice man john spelman may he rest in peace ...joe rogers and partner angle ..dalton tec ballaghadreen
Henry Mannion
Deepest condolences to the Spelman family on the passing of John may he rest in peace
PJ McGarry Manchester
Deepest sympathy to the family of John. May he rest in peace.
P.T. Sharkey, Chicago
Sincere sympathy to Cathy and Jack. Your dad was a lovely, kind hearted gentleman. Fond memories of the many good times at the hotel. Rest in peace John.
Angela Ryan
What a lovely man John was. RIP
Fergal gallagher verona dooagh achill
Sorry to hear of John's passing a true and great gentle man, this man treated his guests at spellmans and his late wife as if ever guest was one of his own everyones freind, my deepest symthey s to the famly this was one great man. God rest him
Padraic and Kathleen Lavin, Castlerea Rd
Deepest sympathy to John and Cathy on you dads passing RIP. He was a kind man with a heart of gold
Terence Casey
My condolences to John's relatives, he was always a gentleman who catered for everyone.
Noel and Phil Hughes Roundfort Hollymount
Sincere sympathy to all the Spellman family at this sad time. May John RIP
Fintan Mc Hale
RIP John. Deepest sympathies to all his family. He was a gentleman who helped so many in need.
Fionnbar owens charlestown
Sincere sympathy to the spellman family on the passing of John he was a true gentleman who worked so hard and was so courtesy towards everybody he met and knew may he rest in peace
Colette Bourke nee Rooney, Ballina
Sincere sympathy to Cathy and your family on the death of your dad. May he rest in peace.
Maureen Dooney. Derrinacartha lr.,
My sincere sympathy to you Cathy and Jack on the passing of your Dad. John was a lovely kind man. May he now rest in peace with his beloved wife Mona.
Tom & Angela Purcell
Very sorry to hear of John's passing, our sincere sympathy to Jack, Cathy, Irene and the Spelman family. A true gentleman, may he rest in peace.
Connie Gallagher Duffy
Sincere condolences to Jack and Cathy and all the Spellman family, he was such a wonderful and kind man, may he rest in peace with his lovely wife Mona.
Michael mc cann
Condolence to the family of John Spelman R.I.P my friend for many years you war a gentleman I will never forget your kindness to me
Gerrard &Carmel Hunt
Sincere sympathy to Cathy ,Jack and all the Spelman family on the death of John, may he rest in peace.
John and Mary Coleman, Castlerea Road.
Deepest sympathy to the family on the death of John. May he Rest in Peace.
Maureen Flannery
Rest in peace John you were a true gentleman
John and Mary Caulfield Kilkelly
Deepest sympathy to the Spelman family on the death of John . May he rest in peace.
Dermot and Margaret Neilan
Deepest sympathies on the death of John
R.I.P

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