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Death of popular mother and grandmother Mabel Moody left a gaping void in the lives of many

Following her passing from Covid on Christmas Eve 2020, just five people could attend Ms Moody’s cremation

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Mabel Moody is survived by her five children and nine grandchildren

Mabel Moody is survived by her five children and nine grandchildren

Mabel Moody is survived by her five children and nine grandchildren

MABEL Moody (78) lost her life to Covid-19 in Beaumont Hospital in Dublin on Christmas Eve 2020.

She was a wonderful mother who was idolised by each of her nine grandchildren.

Her death has left a huge void in the lives of her five children Adele, Amanda, Steven, Ian and Julie-Anne. For three weeks nobody could visit her and her daughter Amanda Spencer said their biggest fear was that she felt stranded or abandoned by those who loved her.

“We couldn’t even pick the clothes we wanted her to be buried in,” she said.

“She had said back in March that she was terrified of dying alone. I would have ran through every security guard between Wicklow and the room in the hospital to see her if I could.

“In the crematorium there were just five of us.”

Ms Moody lost her husband Liam a number of years prior and had been living on her own in Malahide, Dublin. She was an independent woman who spent a lot of time travelling to Wicklow to visit family.

“When the kids came home from school and saw her car, it would hardly have stopped and they were jumping out to get the first hug,” Ms Spencer said.

Her main hobby was shopping and she loved her days out with friends and family.

She regularly gave her grandkids her bank card and would often get calls about suspicious activity on the account due to the frequent “small transactions” on ice-cream.

Ms Moody spent years working in Jacob’s biscuit factory in Dublin and used to joke that her job was gluing the broken biscuits back together.

“She was everything to everybody. My kids adored her. She was brilliant. She was everything.”

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