ELIZABETH DURNIN, 14, Boyle O'Reilly Terrace, and Blackwater Court, Dundalk died peacefully on Sunday, August 26th at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda. She died surrounded by her loving family, Ethel, Marie, Ann, Brendan, Tommy and son-in-law, Benny.
Formerlly from Stephenstown, Knockbridge, Elizabeth was the last remaining member of a family of three children of the late James and Ann Matthews.
Elizabeth was very well read and enjoyed an outdoor life, that included walking, gardening, feeding the birds and looking after her animals. She lived a long, healthy, active life. Her main interests were her family to whom she devoted her entire life.
Elizabeth is survived by her daughters, Ethel, Marie and Ann, sons, Brendan and Tommy, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
She was predeceased by her husband, John in 1976, who was a native of Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon, her beloved son, Martin in May, 2010 and twins, John and Jean who died in infancy, her brother, Jim and sister, Margaret.
Elizabeth's family wish to express their thanks for the heartwarming and comforting condolences paid in any way by the large number of neighbours and friends. Their kindness will not be forgotten and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for their intentions.
Having reposed at Quinn's Funeral Home, Bridge Street, Elizabeth's remains were taken to St. Nicholas Church for Requiem Mass celebrated by Very Rev.
Mark O'Hagan, Adm., who gave the eulogy.
The Readings were given by granddaughter, Suellen Sheelan and grandson, Ashley Dolan, while the Prayers of Intercession were led by son, Tommy, grandsons, John and Richard Durkin, Colin and Tommy Dolan and Sean Keohane, family friend.
The Offertory Gifts were presented by Suellen and Colin and a Communion Reflection was given by son, Tommy.
Susan Dixon's beautiful singing voice complemented the lovely Mass.
Afterwards burial took place in St. Patrick's cemetery.
Month's Mind Mass will be celebrated on September 29th in St. Nicholas Church at 12.00 noon.