We were all very saddened to hear of the death of Maura Sullivan (nee O Leary), Kilmagemogue. Maura was a real lady full of love and compassion. She was 100% dedicated to her family and they were never left in any doubt of her care and affection. This gentle natured lady loved her family, her music and was a woman of great faith. She was always remembering other peoples intententions and having masses offered for them. Maura will be sadly missed by her husband Mick, her sons Ollie, Paul, Dermot, Gary and Jim, her daughters Ursula and Eileen, sons in law, daughter in law, grandchildren and by her loving brothers and sisters.
Mauras private funeral mass was held in St. Patricks church with burial in the adjoining graveyard. In a lovely fitting tribute Mauras neighbours on the High Road stood at their entrances as a mark of respect. This was deeply appreciated by the family. A memorial service for Maura will be held at a later stage. We remember Maura in our prayers and pray that she now rests in peace with the Lord.
Due to the most recent Covid 19 restrictions and diocesan instructions, our church is no longer open during the day. This is a great pity but cannot be helped. Luckily prayer can be recited anywhere so please wherever and whenever you are saying yours please include me and I will remember you all in mine.
Of course daily continue to be celebrated and can be viewed on the parish facebook page, parish of Portlaw/Ballyduff. A big thank you to Fr. Richard for this it really is most comforting. I am also in regular contact with Fr. Mick and he is keeping well and offering daily mass where he remembers all his parishioners and friends.
Call For Help
As I mentioned in last weeks notes it has been amazing to see the care and help which is being offered throughout our community. One of our local Garda has been in touch with me and asked me to pass on her number to you. Garda Tammy Hehir can be reached on 086 8581044 and is available if any elderly or vunerable people needs groceries, prescriptions or simply just want someone to check in with them.