DEATH OF SR ALACOQUE AT 104 YEARS OLD: It was with deep regret that we learned of the death on August 19th last of Sr Alacoque (Brigid Natton) aged 104 years having spent 75 years in religious life. Sr Alacoque was born to Bridget and John Natton in Ballymahon on Jan 6th 1907. She joined the Mercy Sisters Ballymahon on Feb 11th 1935 at the age of 28 years and made her final profession in 1940. St Alacoque was a very competent cook and confectioner with a special skill in icing and decorating wedding cakes. She astutely managed the finances and maintenance of the convent and boarding school for many years. She welcomed those who came to the convent looking for help and was very conscious of those who were experiencing hard times. She will be long be remembered by many for her kindness generosity and gentle nature. Sr Alacoque had a great love for life and enjoyed a good game of cards which she invariably won. She also enjoyed reciting her vast store of poems and rhymes particularly at her birthday celebrations. She greatly appreciated her family and enjoyed their company. She will be sadly missed by them,by her community and by the staff of Laurel Lodge where she was cared for with great love and affection in her final years. We extend our deepest sympathy to her sister in law Aggie Natton to her nephews Kenneth and Liam, nieces Dolores Geraldine and Irene and to the Sisters of mercy. Sr Alacoque’s remains were laid to rest in the convent cemetery. May she rest in peace.
GAA: Hard luck to Ballymahon senior football team who were beaten by Rathcline in Lanesboro in the league on Saturday evening last.
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