Volunteer Bridie will be sadly missed

Published 25/12/2013 | 05:28

Bridie Gallagher, Muirhevnamor, Dundalk died peacefully on November 18th in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda.

Bridie was born in Downtown, Duleek, Co. Meath on December 15th, 1927. She worked in Dublin and Drogheda before settling in Dundalk where she took up employment in PJ Carrolls on the Dublin Road.

Bridie remained there for over thirty years until she developed a rare form of Psoriasis and had to retire early.

While working, Bridie gave of herself to her community on a voluntary basis, helping wherever she could in the neighbourhood, and was a quiet subscriber to various charities and causes when the need arose. As a member of the then Tenants – Residents Association, and a helper at 'The Young at Heart' club, Bridie spared no effort to her calling, showing great dedication down the years.

A religious person with deep faith, Bridie was blessed with a cheerful deposition and had many good friends, but her illness caused her much pain and suffering to the point that she was confined to her house for fifteen years.

Bridie was predeceased by her sisters, Frances, Kathleen and Alice, brothers, Johnny, Paddy, Andy, Willie, George and Tommy.

Bridie's remains were removed from Our Lady of Lourdes hospital to St. Ciaran's Church, Duleek for Requiem Mass. After Mass burial took place in the Holy Cross Cemetery where Bridie was laid to rest alongside her parents in accordance with her wishes. Bridie is regretted by her brother, Jimmie, friends, Dominica, Jim and family, the Pepper family from Knockbridge, Joan Gallagher, sister-in-law, nieces and nephews, relatives and friends in Dundalk, Duleek, Drogheda and Swords.

Drogheda Independent

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