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Des Colfer

Des Colfer

Dublin, Blanchardstown

Colfer, Des (Roselawn, Dublin 15 and formerly of Navan Road) June 25th., 2024 peacefully surrounded by his loving family in the care of the staff at the Mater Private Hospital, Dublin. Beloved husband of Eithne née Ward and dear father of Ailish and Claire and a devoted grandfather of Jonathan and Amelia. Much loved son of Peggy and a beloved brother of Paddy, Jean and Alan. Predeceased by his father Pat, his brother Stephen and his brothers-in-law Liam and Aidan.

Sadly missed by his loving wife, daughters, grandchildren, son-in-law Kevin, brothers, sister, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, uncle, cousins, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours, Guinness colleagues and many friends.

May Des rest in peace.

Reposing at Cunningham’s Funeral Home Clonsilla on Friday evening (June 28th) between 5 pm and 7 pm.

Removal on Saturday afternoon (June 29th) to Mount Jerome Crematorium, for a service at 2.30 p.m. to celebrate Des’s life.

Des’s funeral service may be viewed (live only) by following this LINK.


Messages of sympathy and condolences for the family may be left by selecting “Condolences” below or alternatively at


Des’s family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff of the Mater Hospital Renal Department for their exceptional care over many years.

Family flowers only, please, donations if desired to the Mater Foundation.


Funeral Information

Saturday 29th June 2024

2.30 p.m.

The Family would appreciate if you could leave a message to be put into a book of condolences for the family.

SiobhannExtended family

Very sad to hear of the passing of Des- I was lucky enough to spend a few Christmas ‘ with him and the family and was always made to feel so welcome