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Anne devoted herself to her family and her home

Published 12/12/2012 | 11:33

Anne Wilson 1931 - 2012

Anne Wilson, Ard Easmuinn, Dundalk who died peacefully in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda on November 19th was predeceased by her beloved husband, Colm in March of last year.

Anne who was a native of Ardee was one of two daughters of Margaret and Joseph Ward.

She moved to Dundalk after her marriage to Colm who was a vocational teacher in the Louth area for over forty years.

Anne was heartbroken after Colm's death 20 months ago but her death after a very short illness was a great shock to family and friends.

After completing her education in Ardee, Anne worked with a local dentist, Tom Halpenny as a receptionist and dental assistant.

After her marriage to Colm in 1966 the couple set up home in Dundalk where Anne devoted herself to her family and her home.

In her youth Anne participated in pantomimes in Ardee and when she moved to Dundalk she joined the choir in St. Malachy's (Friary) Church.

Her desire to contribute to her local community led to Anne's becoming a member of the board of management of the Friary School where she served for many years.

A friendly and sociable lady, Anne lived for her family and the passing of both their parents in such a short time has had a major impact on Anne's daughters, Joan and Pauline as well as her beloved grandchildren, Cathal, Aoife and Jarlaith. There are however consoled by their wonderful memories of the happy and contented home that they shared with their parents.

Anne is survived by her daughters, Joan (Blackrock), and Pauline (Dundalk), grandchildren, Cathal, Aoife and Jarlaith, sister, May McCartney (Ardee), son-in-law, Graham Purcell, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

She was predeceased by her husband, Colm.

Month's Mind Mass on December 23rd in Church of the Redeemer at 11.30 a.m.

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