Joan Wren (née O'Shea).

Ballymote, Co. Sligo and formerly of Elm Grove, Ballybrack, Co. Dublin and Kilmacrennan, Co. Donegal.

18th October 2021

WREN (née O’Shea) (Ballymote, Co. Sligo and formerly of Elm Grove, Ballybrack, Co. Dublin and Kilmacrennan, Co. Donegal) – October 18th 2021 (suddenly) at her home.  Joan; dearly beloved wife of the late Jack, much loved mother of Alan, Brendan, Lucia, Jennifer, Angela, Pauline, Joan and the late Derek.  Sadly missed by her loving sons, daughters, daughters-in-law Sonya and Caroline, Joan’s partner Mark, her loving grandchildren, her brothers Shamie (Australia) and Sean (Australia), extended family and friends. 


May she rest in peace. 


Reposing at J.B. Perry and Sons Funeral Home, Ballymote, Co. Sligo Tuesday (October 19th) from 6pm and Wednesday (October 20th) from 12pm to 2pm and Reposing at Patrick O’Donovan and Son Funeral Home, Sallynoggin, Co Dublin A96 V962 from 7pm to 8pm, with strict guidelines in place.  Removal on Thursday (October 21st) to the Church of the Apostles, Willow Vale, Ballybrack A96 FN53 arriving for 10am Requiem Mass.  Funeral immediately afterwards to Mount Jerome Crematorium, Harold’s Cross D6W HY98 arriving for 12.15pm Committal Service. 


To view the Requiem Mass live go to  and at the Crematorium go to 


Personal messages of sympathy may be made to Joan’s family on the condolence section below.


No flowers please.  Donations if desired to Capuchin Franciscans.  Donations may be made by going to 


A special word of thanks to all the staff at Cuan Losa, Ballymote, Co. Sligo and to all the staff at the Parkinson Unit at Sligo General Hospital.



19/10/2021 by Adrienne Kinch

Was lucky enough to work with Joan many years ago in Rathdown School. Thoughts are with family may she rest in peace. R. I. P Joan

20/10/2021 by Marion an Joyce Mc Nutt.Kilmacrennan

Sorry to learn of the death of Joan. A lovely lady. Precious memories of her when she lived just down the street from us. We will remember u in our thoughts and prayers.

20/10/2021 by Angela's colleagues at DLDC

Condolences on the passing of Joan, from all of Angela's colleagues at DLDC. Donation has been made in lieu of flowers. May she rest in peace.

20/10/2021 by Brian and Louise O Reilly (Ryebridge)

Our sincere condolences to Alan and all the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

21/10/2021 by Barry Curran

A lovely lady and a great loss to all who knew her. An anchor for the family, I fondly remember the summer she put me up in Donegal. She will be missed.

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