Mrs Breege Maguire: There was widespread sadness with the news of the death following a brief illness and at a comparatively early age of Mrs Breege Maguire, Drumscridean, Crosserlough. A highly respected resident throughout Crosserlough and the adjoining parishes, Breege can be truly described as being among nature’s kindest people. Always with a warm pleasant smile, extremely helpful and blessed with a good sense of humour, she was a highly respected member for the nursing profession whose kindness to countless patients, who over the years were entrusted to her care, will never be forgotten. Her co-operation and kindness to her colleagues on the hospital staff – one of whom is the writer of this column – will for all time remain a pleasant and happy memory. Her passing is widely mourned. Pre-deceased by her daughter Margaret Rose, she is survived by her husband Philip, sons Thomas and Conor, daughter Maria, grandchild and relatives. We extend the sympathy of community. The funeral, which was of extremely large dimensions, took place following con-celebrated mass in St. Mary’s Church, Crosserlough, to the family burial ground. May her soul rest in peace.
Mr John Brady: There was profound sadness with the death following a short illness of Mr John Brady, Ardkill. A highly respected resident and a kind and helpful neighbour, his passing at an early age, has caused immense sorrow throughout the district where he enjoyed wide and deserving popularity. His great love for Irish traditional music and in particular his performances in Sean Nos dancing marked him out as a very popular and talented performer. To his wife Sheila, sons John, Bernard and Oliver, daughters Catriona, Rosemary and Ashling, brother Benie, sisters Rosalee, Bridie and Peggy and a large family circle, I extend the sympathy of occur community. The funeral, which was of extremely large dimensions, and a fitting tribute to the esteem with which the deceased and his family were held throughout the region. It took place following con-celebrated mass in St. Matthew’s Church, Drumavaddy to the family burial ground. Rev Patrick Brady Drumkilly and Rev Patrick Farrelly Kildollon, officiated.