IT IS with great sadness but most wonderful happy memories that we acknowledge the passing of the late Betty Brady.
Betty was a native of Ballyjamesduff in Cavan, and grew up there attending School and enjoying the country life.
Moving to Drogheda in her late teens, she still kept the tradition of attending and indeed taking part in the 'Frolic's' in Cavan for many years.
The Brady family lived on the Chord Road in Drogheda and Betty was a keen and active member of the local community there for over 60 years, giving her time to the community centre and always being there to listen and help anyone who called.
Betty worked in CSSD in Our Lady of Lourdes along with her good friend and companion Molly Smith and the two ladies kept everything running smoothly and sterile and always a welcome smile and a kind word for everyone passing by.
Her brother Tommy Brady has very fond memories of Betty - from the early days in Ballyjamesduff, taking Betty to dances in the 1950's, Sunday afternoon visits to his family and the many trips to Bettystown Beach - a favourite day out!
Her nieces and nephews always remember the favourite aunt who spoilt you rotten and had as much fun with you as she could possibly get away with, never telling tales about the naughty things you got up to!
Betty had many great friends and enjoyed socialising with them, never turning down an opportunity to have some fun.
When Betty turned 80 she realised that it was not possible for her to continue to live on her own in the Chord Road and was lucky to find her new home in Moorehall Lodge in Ardee, where she made many friends among the staff and residents there.
The stories are endless most of them not for printing, but with such a colourful imagination and rhymes to match every situation, Betty soon became the favourite aunt once again with the answer to all of life's little problems summed up in a rhyme or a song.
She is remembered fondly by her family, brothers Tommy, Charlie, Johnny and Ciaron, sister Mary, brother in law, sisters in law, nieces and nephews, her extended family in Moorehall Lodge, relatives and friends.
Month's Mind Mass in Our Lady of Lourdes Church Friday January 25th at 10am.