Family were always top priority for Mona Tuite
Mona Tuite 1932 - 2012
MONA TUITE, Marian Park, Dundalk who died peacefully in Connolly Memorial Hospital, Blanchardstown, Dublin on November 23rd was a member of a well known local family.
Aged 80, Mona was a daughter of Michael and Katie Farrell from Lisdoo and she herself had ten children, five boys and five girls, all of whom survive her.
After completing her education in Castletiwn Girls School, Mona, like many of her generation found work in P. J. Carrolls where she remained until her marriage to Paddy Tuite who was from Culhane Street.
With ten children to rear, Mona's life revolved round her family and home.
She lived for her children, and they in turn reciprocated, providing the loving care that Mona needed during her illness. It helped considerably that most of Mona's children lived within easy reach of her Marian Park home and she loved to see her children and grandchildren visiting.
Mona loved food and cooking and she would spend her last penny on food. She was also extremely house proud and her neat Marian Park home is testament to her good taste.
She enjoyed the social outlet that a game of bingo provided, for it allowed her to meet family and friends.
A very friendly, outgoing person for whom Christmas was always special, Mona death's, even after a long illness, has left her family heartbroken for she was the light that lit up their lives and will be greatly missed at this special time of year.
She died in the James Connolly Hospital in Dublin and Mona's family are extremely grateful the wonderful care that she received.
Mona is survived by her sons, Liam (Marian Park), Desmond (Ashling Park), Jim (Barton Park), Gerard (Toberona), Michael (Muirhevnamor), daughters, Kathleen (England), Marie Jackson (Ashling Park), Jacqueline Brady (Oakland Park) Adrienne (Marian Park), Lorraine Quinn (Avenue Road), Donna (Avenue Road), brothers, Desmond (Lisdoo), Bernard ( Warrenpoint), sisters, May O'Callaghan (Marian Park), Molly (Lisdoo), Briege McDonnell (Cloghue, Newry) and Teresa Gore (Preston, England), 24 grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles, relatives and friends.
She was predeceased by her husband, Patrick (Paddy) who died 15 years ago, brother, Michael who resided in America, sister, Vera Maguire, along with two brothers who died in infancy and her granddaughter, Emma.
Having reposed at her home, Mona's remains were taken to Church of the Redeemer where Requiem Mass was celebrated by Very Rev. P. Montague, Adm., who gave the eulogy.
A guard of honour formed by Mona's sons and grandson formed outside of her home as her remains were removed.
The Readings were given by daughter, Donna Tuite and daughter-in-law, Margaret Tuite and the Prayers of Intercession were led by grandchildren, Sarah Tuite, Niamh Tuite, Terri Marie Jackson and Aaron Quinn.
The Offertory Gifts were presented by Kaylaigh Gorman-Tuite, Barry Brady and Cian Tuite, while gifts that symbolised Mona's life were presented before Mass by Anthony Jackson, Mickey Brady, Kean Tuite and Dem Kerley.
The beautiful music was provided by organist, Anne King and the soloist was Philomena Gilmore.
After Mass burial took place St. Patrick's Cemetery Month's Mind Mass will be held December 30th in Church of the Redeemer at 11.30 a.m.