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Una always had a warm welcome for visitors

Published 09/01/2013 | 10:37

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Una Cunningham 1925 - 2012

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Una Cunningham, Sportsmanshill, Kilcurry, Dundalk died in Dealgan House Nursing Home on December 17th. She was predeceased by her husband, Paddy who died in 2008.

Una (neé McCourt) was born and reared in Parnell Park. From her marriage in 1972, Una lived in Sportsmanshall with her husband, Paddy.

Una worked for many years in Watters and Kinneys confectionery shops before setting up her own shop in Anne Street.

For decades she was an active member of the Legion of Mary in Dundalk.

She loved flowers and tended to her front garden which was a riot of colour in the summer, while Paddy cultivated their large vegetable garden. Una took delight in singing and listening to good music, and she also enjoyed baking. There was always a warm and cheerful welcome for visitors to her home.

After the sudden death of her beloved husband, Paddy she moved to Moorhall Retirement Village, Ardee and subsequently to Dealgan House Nursing home.

In both she received and appreciated the caring and professional attention of the staff.

Una died after a short illness of December 17th.

Una was predeceased by her husband, Paddy, parents, Peter and Adelaide and brothers, Peter and Oliver. She is survived by her sisters, Celia McArdle, Margaret and Josephine McCourt, sisters- in- law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Her Requiem Mass was held in St. Brigid's Church, Kilcurry and conducted by Rev. Vinod Thennattil, C.C. and Very Rev. Christopher McElwee, P.P., Faughart.

The Readings were given by Ide McDermott and Pat Hamilton and the Prayers of Intercession were led by Elizabeth Sloan, Niamh McDermott, Jenna Connolly, Margaret McArdle and Ellis Hamilton.

The Offertory Gifts were presented by Josephine McCourt and Gerard Connolly while Una's nephew, Brendan McCourt and his daughter, Sarah enhanced the Mass with their heartfelt music.

Interment took place after Mass in the adjoining cemetery.

Month's Mind Mass will be held on Sunday, January 13th at 11 a.m. in St. Brigid's Church, Kilcurry.

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