The death has occurred in Co Mayo of Maura Griffin (nee O’Reilly) a sister of the Bishop of Ardagh & Clonmacnois, Dr Colm O’Reilly.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Sean, and her passing is deeply mourned by her eight children: Mike, Mary, John, Liz, Anne, Eithne, Briggy and Claire.
She is also survived by Bishop Colm and their sister, Sr Cecilla, a nun in Baltimore, USA.
Maura retained a strong tie with her native North Longford and over the years was a fairly frequent visitor back home. Equally she loved her adopted Mayo and delighted in the lives of her grandchildren. She is also mourned by her daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, relatives and a large circle of friends who knew her as a devout, caring and compassionate Christian.
Many from Co Longford were due to make the journey to Ballyhaunis yesterday, Tuesday, for the funeral mass and subsequent burial in the local cemetery.
Management and staff at the Longford Leader would like to take this opportunity to extend their sympathy to Bishop Colm, Sr Cecilla and the Griffin family on their sad loss. May she Rest in Peace.