Dave Bacuzzi

Born - 1940
Died - 2020

Islington-born professional footballer Dave Bacuzzi moved to Ireland in 1970 after a club career in England with Arsenal, Manchester City and Reading. He was to enjoy remarkable success as player-manager with Cork Hibernians, where he quickly gained a reputation for spotting the potential in others. He later led an amateur Home Farm side to the FAI Cup and had a hand in developing the career of Liverpool and Ireland star Ronnie Whelan...

Margaret Cullen

Born - 1933
Died - 2020

Margaret Cullen is remembered as a hardworking nurse and mother with a wonderful sense of humour, who was proud of her west of Ireland roots no matter where she travelled to in Ireland or abroad. Born on July 29th, 1933 in Charlestown, Co Mayo to Frank and Peggy Doherty, Mary Margaret Doherty was the eldest sister to John, Vinnie and Anne. In the 1950s she travelled to Kidderminster in Worcestershire, England to train as a nurse, returning to work in Sligo, Galway and Dublin in the late 1950s and 60s. She would make regular trips back to Sligo to visit her family in her little brown Mini...

Cyril Fitzsimons

Born - 1943
Died - 2020

幸运飞艇开奖记录开奖广加75505“He was such a big character I can’t even put it in words. He was in a league of his own,” says Cyril Fitzsimons’s son Richard of his father. Born in Dublin in 1943 to parents Eilish and Phil Fitzsimons (of the auctioneers Hassett and Fitzsimons), Cyril Fitzsimons grew up in Ballsbridge. He had two brothers, Michael and Philip, and three sisters, Nuala, Olivia and Elizabeth. He was educated at Blackrock College and left Ireland for the US in 1964, where he joined the US marines and ended up fighting in the Vietnam War...

Jimmy Grogan

Born - 1947
Died - 2020

One of the daily rituals in Jimmy Grogan’s working life for the Office of Public Works was to lower the Tricolour at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, in Dublin, every evening. His son Mark recalls that he would help his father with the job. “He’d come home and have his dinner and I’d walk back with him and we’d take the flag down which was on top of the castle at the gates across from Kilmainham jail.” Jimmy worked for the OPW for 40 years as a general operative. He did not have a professional trade “but was an all-rounder”...

Ruth Burke

Born - 1938
Died - 2020

Ruth Burke (82) was the first woman to die from Covid-19 in Northern Ireland. Her death in the Antrim Area Hospital on March 24th prompted her daughter Brenda Doherty to go on BBC Radio Ulster’s popular Talkback programme and tell people to “wise up” and stay indoors. Ruth Burke (née Madden) was brought up in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, but grew up in north Belfast. She and her husband, Richard snr, were married in 1961...

Patrick Brady

Born - 1934
Died - 2020

When Patrick Brady foiled an attempted Royal Mail post office robbery in the early 1970s, his bravery was rewarded with a medal from Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace. He was no stranger to the palace, delivering sackfuls of mail on his postal rounds. He also had responsibility for pension cash deliveries to post offices in the Chelsea area. A native of Larabryn, Maynooth, Co Kildare, he moved to London in 1952 and worked for the Royal Mail all his life until retirement...

Jackie Farrell

Born - 1931
Died - 2020

Jackie Farrell from Strabane was the father of a family that was hit hard by Covid-19. His daughter Ursula spent several weeks in intensive care as a result of the virus, but survived. But Jackie, who was 88, succumbed very quickly to the illness. He died in Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry on April 2nd, a day after being admitted. Farrell was predeceased by his wife, Mary, and survived by his seven children, John, Liam, Deirdre, Ursula, Bernadine, Kieran and Maria, grandchildren and great-grandchildren...

Ignatius & Mary O’Connell

Born - 1930
Died - 2020 Born - 1933
Died - 2020

幸运飞艇开奖记录开奖广加75505On Monday, April 20th, Bronagh O’Connell and her sister Aine buried both their parents in Carrickart graveyard, not far from the holiday home in Downings, Co Donegal, where the four of them had spent many idyllic summers. Both Ignatius and Mary O’Connell, respectively 89 and 86, had died of coronavirus. They had died at their Belfast home, within three days of each other. “The priest told us it was the first time he had ever done a joint funeral,” Bronagh recalls. “I still cannot believe they are both gone.”...

Margaret Robinson

Born - 1939
Died - 2020

幸运飞艇开奖记录开奖广加75505When Margaret Robinson closed the front door of the unhappy London house she was forced to call home and set off to see a little known singer perform in the Palladium, she probably had no idea her life was about to take a dramatic turn for the better. Margaret – or Marge as she was known – had a ticket to see Shirley Bassey. It was the late 1950s and the Welsh singer was making waves on the London music scene and on the cusp of stardom. It was a rare night out for Marge, who had been living a sad and lonely life in London for three years...

Frank Cullen

Born - 1935
Died - 2020

Lovable, musical, charming and funny are words used by family to describe Frank Cullen. Known as Frankie to his siblings and many friends, but always Frank to his wife Peg, he was from that war generation who knew hardship but never let it get in the way of laughter and shenanigans. Laughter was Frank’s daily medicine. Friends and family were always treated to enormous hugs and kisses, and his big happy smile. Neighbours and acquaintances, even strangers on the street were all gifted a nod, a smile and a chat...

Nancy Whyte

Born - 1937
Died - 2020

Nancy Whyte was 82 when she died. Of course, as her daughter Philomena puts it, she was 82 for about a decade beforehand as well. She added a year here and took a year away there when it suited her. Hedging her bets, keeping a bit for herself. “She had many names as well, it turns out,” Philomena says. “Everyone called her Nancy but that’s not her birth name at all. She always said it was Mary-Anne but even that’s not the truth either. We found out when she died that that her name was actually Anne-Mary...

Teresa O’Brien

Born - 1934
Died - 2020

Teresa O’Brien had a tough start in life. A frail baby when she was born in Dublin in September 1934, she was immediately given up to be fostered. It was, however, a happy placement, and her foster mother Margaret Byrne went on to adopt her and brought her up in Beggar’s Bush. Teresa O’Rourke, as she was then, went to school at the Sisters of Mercy on Baggot Street, and throughout her childhood she shared her home and formed a bond with other foster children. Teresa’s children remember the stories she would tell of this time in her life...

Brendan O’Reilly

Born - 1928
Died - 2020

At the tender age of “88 and a half” Brendan O’Reilly travelled for 14 hours in order to visit his grand-daughter Tanya in Alberta, Canada. He watched his first ice hockey match and promised he would return some summer. That wasn’t to be as Brendan broke his hip and contracted coronavirus six months after he entered a care home. He died on April 25th. Brendan was a driving force behind the formation of the Donnycarney branch of the St Vincent de Paul, the local Credit Union and Social Centre...

Christopher ‘Kicky’ McCormack

Born - 1987
Died - 2020

幸运飞艇开奖记录开奖广加75505Not long before his illness, Christopher McCormack travelled to Belfast with his brothers Paudie (34) and Paul (41) to see The Strokes. Music was one of the loves of his life – he and his brothers had always scrambled for Glastonbury tickets, and Christopher had seen Dublin outfit Fontaines DC seven times in one year. “It’s strange when I think back, we didn’t know it was going to be his last concert,” Paudie says of the Belfast trip. “We were joking that they didn’t play their biggest hit Last Nite and Christopher said we would catch them again.”...

Eoin O’Malley

Born - 1936
Died - 2020

幸运飞艇开奖记录开奖广加75505As a proud Gaeilgeoir, Eoin O’Malley’s favourite saying was “Tóg go bog é” – “take it easy” – and they were among the last words he spoke. His son Mark fondly remembers a GAA-loving father of conflicting allegiances, a man who dabbled in several careers and who maintained a natural curiosity in life. He was born in Cork on May 18th, 1936, and although raised in Cahir, Co Tipperary, Eoin held onto his Cork roots. Most of his life, however, was spent in Dublin...

Esther Jennings

Born - 1924
Died - 2020

Esther Jennings was “a very good friend and amazing Granma”, says her granddaughter Emily, “glamorous, super-independent, strong-willed and spoke her mind. She also packed a mean jab of the fingers at the upper arm if you made the rookie error of sitting too close while she was midway through an enthusiastic story. Somehow, she never lost that strength to bruise!” Born in Kilkenny on April 20th, 1924, Esther Young was the second-eldest with eight brothers and one sister...

Paddy McCarney

Born - 1954
Died - 2020

Paddy McCarney’s children recall Sunday drives to their granny’s house in Achill to the soundtrack of their father’s favourite musicians – Dire Straits, Queen, Fleetwood Mac. “We would all sing happily in the car,” says his son Eoin (29). “Two of his favourite things were music and driving to scenic places.” Named due to his birth’s proximity to the national holiday in 1954, Paddy was only 66 when he died...

Lawrence McManus

Born - 1926
Died - 2020

幸运飞艇开奖记录开奖广加75505Lawrence (Larry) McManus was born in 1926 in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, and spent his childhood in the village of Tamlaght where he attended Tattygar Primary School. He married his late wife Dorothy and the couple moved to Belfast before later returning to Fermanagh where McManus spent many years working in a sawmill before taking up employment with the Housing Executive and remaining there until he retired...

Brigid Sreenan

Born - 1931
Died - 2020

“She always said she was never happier than when she was helping her father on the bog as a child,” recalls Dermot Sreenan of his mother, Brigid. Born Brigid Fallon on May 27th, 1931, in the townland of Greenhall, Co Longford, her family were small-hold farmers. “She was from that generation who had nothing,” he says. “It was in the days when sons inherited everything; all the land, and she was bitter about that, I do know that. She would have wanted to stay on the farm, but couldn’t.”...

Elizabeth Morris

Born - 1929
Died - 2020

Elizabeth Morris was the cornerstone of her family and set the tone for everything in her Cloiginn Road home in Dublin’s Ballyfermot. Widowed in 1970 at the age of 39 with 12 children between 18 and two, she had grown up in a military family. Her father, John Duffy, was a medical officer in the Irish Army and her mother, Mary, looked after six children, five boys who all became soldiers, and Elizabeth. Also known as Betty, she was born on October 9th, 1929 in what is now Cathal Brugha barracks...

Bernard King

Born - 1932
Died - 2020

幸运飞艇开奖记录开奖广加75505Bernard King started his working life building roads for Mayo County Council and when he was 19 or 20 was promoted to become a steam engine driver. Advised to apply for the guards, he did a correspondence course from Kilroy’s College to prepare for the exam. A garda in Dublin from 1953-1980, he was promoted and moved to Boyle for a few years. Then it was back to Dublin, a further promotion and time in Cavan-Monaghan, before finishing his policing career as chief superintendent in Dún Laoghaire...

Joseph Swaine

Born - 1940
Died - 2020

幸运飞艇开奖记录开奖广加75505“He could talk about anything in the world,” recalls Rita Paul of her late brother, Joseph (Joe) Swaine. “Music, politics, it didn’t matter what it was. He read so much. He knew so much.” Joe Swaine was born on February 3rd, 1940, the eldest of six. Aged four, his family moved from Dún Laoghaire to settle in Enniskerry, Co Wicklow, where he attended national school.  “The teacher used to joke that she could never get me to talk, yet she could never get my brother to shut up.”...

Patricia Kelly

Born - 1937
Died - 2020

“Glamorous,” is how Patricia Kelly’s daughter-in-law, Brenda Kelly, describes her late mother-in-law. “She was all style. She wore matching twin-sets, and was always beautifully turned out. One of the last things she was talking about was what would she wear to her granddaughter’s wedding later this year. She was always such fun, and full of energy.” Patricia O’Connor was born on February 28th, 1937 in Dublin. As a girl, she was involved with the Rathmines and Rathgar Musical Society, and developed a lifelong love of music and opera...

Paddy Davis

Born - 1933
Died - 2020

Born in 1933 on Dorset Street in Dublin to Arthur and Agnes Davis, Paddy was the eldest of nine children. At the age of 12 he left school and went to live with his grandparents, taking a job as a messenger boy. His grandfather had a horse and cart and worked from Dublin’s fruit and fish markets, but he drank heavily, and Paddy had a hard upbringing, according to his son Stephen. Paddy met Mary Storey at a dance in the city centre. She was from Gardiner Street...

Florence Wylie

Born - 1940
Died - 2020

Florence Wylie was born Florence Mills on December 23rd, 1940, in Ballybay, Co Monaghan. She was one of 11 children and raised on a farm. As a young girl she went to work in England for some years; in wool and fabric shops. She had met cattle dealer Nelson Wylie prior to travelling to England and they continued to correspond by letter throughout her time there. The couple married and settled in Castleblayney. They had two children and, subsequently, two grandchildren...

Danny Delaney

Born - 1942
Died - 2020

Danny Delaney was a Stradbally man to the core and from a distinguished Co Laois sporting family. The GAA Leinster Senior Football Championship trophy, the Delaney Cup, is named after his clan. The youngest of four brothers – John and twins Teddy and Kyrle survive him – he was born on December 1st, 1942, and in his youth played for Stradbally GAA club, representing club and county in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. Just 17 when he first played for Laois at senior level, he was on the winning Stradbally team in the 1959 and 1963 intermediate championships...

Alice Kennedy

Born - 1937
Died - 2020

Alice Kennedy’s abilities as an organiser shone through in her work with the Irish Elderly Advice Network in London and her establishment of the Irish Elderly choir, which performed in the Royal Albert Hall. “There was no such thing as it couldn’t be done,” her brother Seamus Culleton said of her bubbly, problem-solving personality. A native of Clonaslee, Co Laois, she was born on March 2nd 1937 to William Culleton a Land Commission worker and his wife Mary Tobin...

Fr James Hurley

Born - 1926
Died - 2020

Fr James Hurley was immensely proud that his birthday was on China’s National Day, October 1st. The Jesuit priest, known to his community as Jimmy but as James to his family, had spent 58 years of his life in Hong Kong before returning to live in Ireland in 2014. “He began working with secondary students in 1962 and became closely involved in the student movement there,” says his nephew Dick Lincoln. He was also a founding member of Amnesty International in Hong Kong...

Mary Harding

Born - 1927
Died - 2020

Having cared for patients during Ireland’s polio epidemic as a young nurse in the 1950s, Mary Harding “was a frontline worker before they invented the phrase”, says her daughter Siobhan. The eldest of nine children, Mary was born on December 27th, 1927, in Eyeries, west Cork to Johnny and Hannah Hanley. She attended her great-aunt Kate’s village school at the early age of two and a half. This, and her parents’ influence, instilled in her a love of learning...

Tarlach MacNiallais

Born - 1962
Died - 2020

幸运飞艇开奖记录开奖广加75505The month of March began with a glorious Sunday morning, perfect for the St Pat’s For All Parade in Queens, New York, that celebrates diversity and equality as much as Irish heritage and culture. Among the organisers was the gregarious Tarlach MacNiallais, who had worked long and hard for inclusion of the long excluded. He was known for his decades of advocacy for LGBT and disability rights. “A battering ram on issues of importance,” according to Harriet Golden...

Sheila Geoghegan

Born - 1941
Died - 2020

Sheila Geoghegan’s early career as one of Aer Lingus’s first air hostesses in the 1960s brought together three of her great loves: travel, music, and meeting people. The second-youngest of six children, she was born in Warrenpoint, Co Down, on April 22nd, 1941. Her mother Maureen worked in the drawing room in Harland & Wolff in Belfast, and was a keen historian and contributor to The Irish Times. Her father Eugene was a plumber and a prizewinning athlete...

Tom Mulholland

Born - 1936
Died - 2020

Tom Mulholland was “not a number, not a statistic” but a husband, father of eight, grandfather of 16, brother, uncle, cousin, neighbour, friend and community man, according to his daughter Róisín Duffy. Born on March 8th, 1936, Tom lived his entire life in Kilkerley, a small village just outside Dundalk. Tom was a farmer, and following his schooling, he worked with his father on the family farm. He spent every day working the fields and building up his dairy herd...

Gerard Mulvaney

Born - 1961
Died - 2020

When Gerard Francis Mulvaney was a boy in the late ’60s and early ’70s he used to help his father with his morning milk round, racing from house to house, carefully placing glass bottles on the doorsteps of people living across Dublin 8. He was only a child but those early mornings he spent with his father taught him lessons he would carry with him throughout his life. It was on those rounds that he developed his “hard work ethic”, says his daughter Ciara...

Carmel Hickey

Born - 1937
Died - 2020

Carmel Hickey (nee McHugh) was born in 1937 into a large family in the North Wall area of Dublin but she grew up on Sperrin Road in Drimnagh. As a child she developed a passion for singing and dancing, and it was a passion which stayed with her throughout her adult life. “She loved ballroom dancing and still loved to have a dance when the mood took her,” says her daughter Michelle. “She had a lovely singing voice and used to enter competitions when she was young...

Joseph Jennings

Born - 1935
Died - 2020

Joe Jennings was so proud of the All-Ireland minor medal he won with Mayo in 1953, that it and the cup he got from Ballinrobe GAA club were placed on his coffin for his funeral. He was proud too of getting the highest grade in Ireland for geography the year he did his Leaving Certificate. Born in Rahard, Ballinrobe on May 13th, 1935, he was the 10th of 13 children and his sisters Bridie, Vera and Frances are the surviving siblings...

Marie Keown

Born - 1935
Died - 2020

幸运飞艇开奖记录开奖广加75505Marie Keown (nee Kelly) was born in Arklow, Co Wicklow on August 1st, 1935, the eldest of three daughters. Her father, John Kelly, was a sailor in the merchant navy and would bring the girls – Marie, Nelly and Nancy – gifts from around the world on his return to port. Her parents Kathleen and John brought the family up at Connelly Street in the town centre. Keown was educated at St Mary’s College Arklow, run by the Sisters of Mercy, and it was there that she developed a love of singing and art...

James Hynes

Born - 1940
Died - 2020

He was christened James Hynes, but his nickname was “Jim-for-a-while”, explains his daughter Caitriona Hynes. A life-long supporter of the GAA, and a man who gave up much of his time training junior teams, he got the nickname from his gentle, tactful method of handling players who were not doing their best on the field. “He’d never criticise their performance or say they were having a bad day. He’d just say, ‘ah, I’ll take you off for a while’, even though they’d inevitably be off then for the rest of the game...

Patricia Petherick

Born - 1930
Died - 2020

Patricia Petherick’s daughter Ruth had been sorting through thousands of family photographs in the attic in the run-up to her mother’s 90th birthday. “It was great in the sense that I learned stuff about her that I didn’t know. It started out as one of these jigsaw puzzles where nothing fits and then gradually a picture started to emerge,” she says. Patricia was born in Dublin in 1930, one of six children to Richard McEvoy and Brigid Kelly...

Andrew O'Halloran

Born - 1935
Died - 2020

When Andy O’Halloran worked in Leeds in the 1960s, he was a regular at Elland Road stadium and was friendly with some of the soccer legends of a golden era, including Norman Hunter. For his family it was a poignant irony that Norman died two days after their dad, both with Covid-19. Andy worked on building sites as a crane erector, having moved to Leeds with his English wife, Rhona Clark, whom he met in Dublin when she lodged with friends of his...

Joseph (Joe) Duffy

Born - 1937
Died - 2020

Joseph Duffy, who was known to all as Joe, shared a love of dancing with his wife Eileen. “I met him at a dance in the Metropole ballroom across the road from Clery’s on O’Connell Street” in Dublin, she recalls. “I think it was a Sunday afternoon dance. Joe was a fabulous dancer and we danced the night away.” Joe from Fairview in Dublin, was born on February 19th 1937, the youngest boy in a family of seven boys and six girls. His dad was an army captain and his mother stayed at home to bring up their 13 children...

Yvonne Mathers

Born - 1950
Died - 2020

Yvonne Mathers (nee Patterson) was born in the village of Waringstown in Co Down on January 28th, 1950. She spent her days playing in the fields with her sister Liz without a care in the world. Thomas, her father, was a repairman, while her mother Violet baked “as long as mum and her sister were not under her feet”, says Yvonne’s daughter Joanne. Yvonne’s parents, both of whom have passed away, always encouraged her to do the 11 plus, which she did...

Colm Healion

Born - 1932
Died - 2020

Laois and the GAA were central to Colm Healion’s life. And 1949 was a crucial year. His beloved county were playing Tipperary in the All-Ireland hurling final and he joined the Laois Association Dublin. It was a major moment in his life, because that was the year he met Bridie Mulhall from Glosna, a founder member of the association, which was established as a way of bringing the Laois community together and supporting the team...

Frank Halpin

Born - 1928
Died - 2020

Long before the internet transformed the business world, mail order companies were a feature of Irish life and Frank Halpin worked for one of the biggest. He was a sales manager for the catalogue company first known as Morses, then Family Album and now Littlewoods Ireland, which did door-to-door sales for everything from clothes to electrical goods. A dapper man, Frank wore a suit all his working life and even afterwards always wore a shirt and tie...

Winifred (Minnie) Montgomery

Born - 1923
Died - 2020

Winifred Montgomery, known to everyone as Minnie, radiated positivity and always had a smile on her face, especially for her 12 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. “She was absolutely brilliant,” says one of those grandchildren Brian Gregan. “She was just so kind, there was nothing she couldn’t do for you, whether it was making food, or looking after the house or minding you – a typical Irish mammy.”...

John Gallagher

Born - 1933
Died - 2020

John Gallagher has been described as a colossus and a legend of the Liberties in Dublin. A community worker, activist, Dublin city councillor for the Labour Party and the city’s deputy lord mayor, he was a cornerstone of The Coombe, where he was born in the last of the old weavers’ houses. A passionate defender of the city’s heritage, he was chairman of the Liberties Association and one of the main movers in the high-profile but ultimately unsuccessful campaign in the late 1970s to save the Viking site at Wood Quay, where Dublin City Council’s head office was constructed...

Hugh (Aodh) Kieran

Born - 1947
Died - 2020

Hugh (Aodh) Kieran loved going to quizzes and went to all the events hosted at his local library in Dundalk. He was a valued member of the Louth library service, an avid reader and a history buff. Christened Hugh after his father, he was known to family and friends as Aodh. They all also considered him a gentleman and a gentle man, according to his niece Tereza Kieran. He was a man “of keen intellect, a wealth of knowledge, and a lover of music and art”...

Betty Hart

Born - 1931
Died - 2020

幸运飞艇开奖记录开奖广加75505She was christened Kathleen Elizabeth Ryan on June 19th, 1931, in Cobh, Co Cork, but was always known as Betty. The family moved to Clonakilty when she was 11, and that’s where she spent the rest of her life. She married Patrick Hart in 1955, and had to give up her job in the Department of Agriculture, due to the Marriage Bar. They had seven children and 20 grandchildren. On the death of her grandmother, her father inherited a grocery shop in the town, and Hart took over the running of it...

Francis (Frank) Musgrave

Born - 1920
Died - 2020

幸运飞艇开奖记录开奖广加75505“He spent his whole life in Dublin,” Eamon Musgrave says of his father, Francis. He was born on November 1st, 1920 in Dublin, grew up in Phibsborough, and then spent the rest of his life near the Navan Road. At 16, he went to work for CIÉ as a coach builder; a company he was loyal to all his life, and with whom he spent his entire working life. “He was a hard worker. He worked six days a week, and did overtime on Saturdays.” In 1956, he married Elizabeth Fay. They had two children, and seven grandchildren...

Judy Wall

Born - 1947
Died - 2020

Among Judy Wall’s many skills was her expertise at knitting. Just by looking at a photograph and without a pattern, a cardigan or jumper would fly up on her knitting needles. The five Wall children regularly sported her handiwork. “We all had matching jumpers throughout our lives,” said her daughter Linda. And on St Patrick’s Day or a big event the younger children had Irish flag or other themed jumpers. She would sew curtains and cushions and turn up trousers...

John Deffew

Born - 1945
Died - 2020

John Deffew’s beloved daughter Eileen died from cancer at the age of 39, just eight weeks before his own death on April 18th. “She was the apple of my father’s eye. He completely adored her,” says her sister Frances. Eileen had cat eye syndrome, a rare genetic disorder. John was in St Vincent’s community nursing home in Mountmellick, Co Laois. The staff were wonderful, his daughter says and “he may as well have been in his own back garden” as some of his older neighbours were there too...

Elizabeth (Liz) Traynor

Born - 1941
Died - 2020

幸运飞艇开奖记录开奖广加75505Elizabeth Kinsella, known to family and friends as Liz, met the love of her life Jim Traynor in a London hospital ward. She was 19 at the time and worked in catering in the hospital. Jim was 19 too and a patient who had come in after a motorbike accident. “Their eyes met across the ward and that was it,” says her daughter Madeleine Blake. She had moved to England aged 16 from her home in Ferns, Co Wexford where she was born on April 4th, 1941, one of three children...

John McGroddy

Born - 1938
Died - 2020

John McGroddy and his wife Nell were both in the Tara Winthrop nursing home in Swords, Co Dublin, when they contracted Covid-19 within days of each other. While Nell is recovering from the virus, John, called Johnny by his family, died on March 29th, the first from the nursing home to die with coronavirus. The couple were together for more than half a century and Nell had moved into the nursing home to be with him. The funeral was an eerie experience, with no hugging or consoling each other and standing apart in the car park...

Rose Hegarty

Born - 1935
Died - 2020

幸运飞艇开奖记录开奖广加75505It was the flowers in bloom Rose Hegarty was most looking forward to this coming summer; she was a true nature lover. From Barnlodge, Finglas, north Dublin, she was “always full of life”, with a particular love for gardening, music and colourful clothes, says her niece Jane Carrigan. Rose was raised by her aunt after her mother died when she was very young. In the 1960s she moved to England where she worked as a secretary. It was in London she met John, from Co Derry, who she would go on to marry, and the pair would move back to live in Ireland...

Harry O’Callaghan

Born - 1946
Died - 2020

Harry O’Callaghan had always dreamed of owning a house in France. Last year he finally signed the papers on his own French holiday home, just months before he died from Covid-19 at the age of 75. Born on January 9th, 1946, to Jim and Bridie O’Callaghan, Harry had one sister Noreen, and three brothers Don, Jim and Seanie. After Bridie died when Harry was only six years old, her sister, known as “Lolo”, returned from London to care for him and his siblings until they reached adulthood...

Thomas Meade

Born - 1931
Died - 2020

幸运飞艇开奖记录开奖广加75505Thomas Meade’s devotion to his wife Maureen was such that when it became obvious she would need nursing home care, he decided they would move into one together. Better known as Tom or Tommy, he had been her main carer in recent years as she suffered from eye disease and dementia, but his own deteriorating health saw him resolve that they would go to a care setting in Loughshinny, near their Rush, Co Dublin, home. After 63 years of marriage they moved in December 2019, and he joined the choir there in an effort to settle in...

Teresa Kelly

Born - 1930
Died - 2020

“She was genuine, selfless and loving,” says Gabriel Kelly of his late mother, Teresa Kelly. She was born Teresa Smith on October 9th, 1930, in Tullybrick, Co Cavan. At the age of 16 she went first to Newcastle in Northern Ireland and then Belfast, where she worked as a housekeeper and cook. While in Belfast she met Patrick Kelly, a painter and decorator. They married in 1962, had three children and subsequently three grandchildren. In 1968 they came back to her home place and settled there...