The wake service and funeral arrangements for Dr Ann Louise Gilligan, beloved wife of TD Katherine Zappone, have been finalised.
Theologian Dr Gilligan passed away yesterday, 15th June, at St James Hospital in Dublin, after a short illness, in the care of the MISA team at the hospital. Her wife, Katherine, was by her side, and is “heart-broken” at her passing. She is sadly missed by all in the LGBT community after the couple’s tireless work to have their own marriage legally recognised here, and both were active in Ireland’s marriage equality campaign. They had been together since 1981,
The Wake Service will be held at An Cosán, Jobstown, at 2 pm today, Friday 16th June, and the funeral will be at 11.30am, tomorrow, Saturday 17th June, at the Helix, DCU.
Dr Gilligan will be buried afterwards at Manor Kilbride Cemetery, Co. Wicklow. The family request family flowers only, and donations can be made to An Cosán.
Our deepest sympathy to Katherine Zappone and family,
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam