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Tuesday 22 July 2014

Theresa was dedicated to her family

Published 30/01/2013|13:00

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Theresa O'Hagan Died 2012

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Theresa O'Hagan, The Rise, Mount Avenue, Dundalk who died on December 27th was a loving wife, mother and sister whose life was dedicated to her family.

One of nine children of the late Eugene and Philomena Duffy from Boyle O'Reilly Terrace, Theresa was educated at Castletown Girls school. After completing her education she worked first in ECCO, and then Clarks Shoes until the firm closed.

She then found work in another shoe firm born out of the ashes of Clarks, which was called C.Step, and later she worked in Horseware, Heinz and her last job was in Xerox.

Theresa lived for her family, and was devoted to her parents, both of whom died in the last two years. She helped nurse her mother for over ten years.

A totally unselfish person who always put the needs of other before herself, Theresa loved her home for she was a real homemaker who enjoyed baking. Outside of the home she loved the social outlet that a game of bingo provided.

Her death has left her family devastated for she was a loving presence in their lives that can never be replaced. They deeply appreciate the support that they received from everyone, friends and neighbours, and especially Fr. Garrett Campbell. The professional and sensitive manner in which Shevlins Funeral Directors handled the arrangement was also appreciated.

Theresa's husband, James and daughter, Sinead as well as her sisters and brothers are heartbroken at her death but seek consolation in their very happy memories of their time together.

Theresa is survived by her husband, James, daughter, Sinead, brothers, Joey, Gerard, Eugene and Brendan ( all Dundalk), sisters, Philomena (Mena) Rogers, Patricia Newell, Ann Clarke and Pauline Farrelly (all Dundalk), mother-inlaw, Rose, uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, brothers-in-law, sisters-inlaw, relatives and friends.

Having reposed at her home, Theresa's remains were taken to St. Nicholas Church where Requiem Mass was celebrated by Rev. Garrett Campbell, C.C., who gave a very moving eulogy on Theresa's life that was deeply appreciated by her family.

The Readings were given by niece, Sharon Connolly and nephew, James Duffy and the Prayers of Intercession were led by nephew, John Clarke, nieces, Tara Duffy ,Michelle Lawrence Sharon Connolly and Nicola Rogers.

The Offertory Gifts were presented by niece and nephew, Rachel and Richard Newell and the beautiful music was provided by organist, Olivia Finnegan and the soloist was Roisin Crawley.

In a very poignant moment at the end of Mass, Theresa's daughter, Sinead read a poem and spoke lovingly of her mother's life.

After Mass burial took place in St. Patrick's cemetery and there was an exceptionally large attendance at the Mass and interment reflecting the deep sadness felt at Theresa's death and the esteem by which she was held.

Month's Mind Mass on February 3rd in St. Nicholas Church at 12 noon.

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