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Published 28/11/2012 | 09:52

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Anna Quigley 1928-2012

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Anna Quigley died peacefully at her residence, Barronstown, Dundalk, on Sunday, 28th October after a short illness borne with great dignity, courage, spirit and faith.

Anna was a gentle woman in every sense of the word. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother, cherishing these special bonds unique to the family circle.

Her love of the land, farming, and nature played an important role in her life. She was an active member of the Kilkerley ' Young at Heart' group and a former member of the ICA.

She was predeceased by her husband, James and son, Eugene, her parents James and Mary Ellen Meegan (Drumboat, Inniskeen), sisters, Rose McArdle (Carrickastuck), Mollie Mc Ginnity (Ballybay) and brother, Peter Meegan (Dunbin).

Anna is survived by her sons, John and Jimmy (Ravensdale), Donal and Martin (Barronstown), daughters, Brid (Ravensdale) and Mary (Co. Cork), brother, Tommy Meegan (Drumboat, Inniskeen), sisters, Bella Jones (Drumboat, Inniskeen) and Teresa McEnteggart (Castlering, Knockbridge), daughters-inlaw, sons-in-law, 24 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren, sister-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Having reposed at the residence of her son, Martin in Barronstown Anna's remains were removed to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kilkerley. A guard of honour was formed by Kilkerley Emmets GFC.

Requiem Mass was celebrated by Very Rev Gerry Campbell P.P. who gave a very eloquent eulogy. He was assisted by Rev Padraig Murphy P.P. Lordship & Ballymascanlon. Gifts representing symbols of Anna's life were presented by grandchildren Elaine, Sorcha, Niall, Ciara and Aisling Quigley. The Readings were given by Paula Quigley and Cliodhna Lafferty. The psalm was sung by Moya and Anna Clancy while the Prayers of Intercession were read by Mairead Kearney, Eoghan Lafferty, Áine, Aoife, Adele and Conor Quigley.

The Offertory gifts were presented by Daragh Lafferty and Yvonne Quigley while the Communion Reflection was read by Sarah Quigley. A poem composed by grandchildren Michelle (New Zealand) and Brian (Australia) was read by Áine Quigley. Music and instrumental pieces during the Mass were performed by Moya, Ben, Anna and Jack Clancy.

The Kilkerley choir accompanied by organist, Fidelma Bellew provided the music for the celebration of the Requiem Mass. Burial afterwards took place in the adjoining cemetery.

Month's Mind Mass will be held on Sunday 2nd December at 10:30 a.m. in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kilkerley.

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