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Thursday 24 April 2014

Bridie loved baking, gardening and travel

Bridie Casey 1933-2012

BRIDIE CASEY, formerly of Clanbrassil Street, Dundalk died peacefully on October 29 at home in Demense Road, Dundalk, after a brief illness.

Aged 79, Bridie was born at home in Fermanagh, after her schooling she attended the local Clones College for Business Studies. Bridie choose a career as a hotel receptionist and management, working in several well-known hotels around the north of Ireland, from Portadown, Portrush, Lisburn, Bundoran, Enniskillen and settled as assistant manager at the Imperial hotel Dundalk.

She started work in Imperial in 1960 and remained there for four years, it was while there that she met Patrick Casey, her husband who ran a local family business at Francis Short's, Clanbrassil Street. She married Paddy in 1964. Bridie left the Imperial Hotel and worked daily with her husband helping to run and develop the family business and she changed it's use to a jewellery store. She had a great love of gardening and baking. In her retirement she enjoyed travelling in Ireland and sometimes mainland Europe.

Her husband Patrick passed away in January this year and she missed him deeply. She will be sadly missed by all her family, brothers, sisters and relations who loved her dearly.

Bridie is survived by her sons, Patrick, Stephen, Paul and daughter Briege and grandson Brian.

Bridie's Requiem Mass was held at St. Patrick's Cathedral on the 1st November and after Mass interment took place in St. Patrick's Cemetery.

Month's Mind Mass will be held in St. Patrick's Catherdral, Dundalk on December 2 at 9.30 a.m.

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