Friday 24 November 2017

Amy provided a loving home for her family

Amy Kelly 1930 - 2012

Amy Kelly, Fatima Drive, Dundalk who died peacefully in the Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda on October 21st after a relatively short illness was a member of a well known local family.

Amy who was aged 82 is survived by her husband, Terry to whom she was married for 62 years, one of the longest marriages to endure in the town.

Originally from St. Joseph's Park, Amy was a sister of the late Jimmy Clancy who was an influential figure in the development of Quay Celtic and junior soccer, and after whom Clancy Park is named.

Before her marriage to Terry, who is originally from Sportsmanshall, Amy worked in Castle Shoes. Shortly after her marriage the couple took up residence in the newly built Fatima Estate where they were an integral part of the local community, taking an active role in many worthy fundraising projects, such as the annual Strawberry Fair in which Amy participated for fifteen years.

Amy lived for her family, and provided a loving home for her sons, Gerry, Brendan and Terry and daughters, Roisin and Maria. She thoroughly enjoyed her regular holidays in the sun with husband, Terry and the couple had a caravan in Bettystown never missing spending the summer there over the last forty years. Amy had been in relatively good health and had attended the opening days of the annual Novena to St. Gerard, to whom she was devoted, before taking ill.

Her death has left her husband, Terry heartbroken for they were a close couple, and her loving presence will be greatly missed in her family and community for Amy's kindness and bubbly personality was infectious.

Amy is survived by her husband, Terry, sons, Gerry ( Bridge- aCrinn), Brendan (Racecourse Road), Terry (Manydown) daughters, Roisin Browne (Avenue Road) and Maria Nordon (Greyacre Road), sister, Mena Smyth (St. Nicholas Avenue)

14 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughters-in-brother-in-law, sister-inlaw, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

She was predeceased by her brother, Jimmy and sister, Kathleen.

Having reposed at her home, Amy's remains were taken to St. Joseph's Church, Fatima where Requiem Mass was celebrated by Very Rev. C. McElwee, P.P., Faughart who delivered the eulogy.

The Readings were given by granddaughter, Lorraine Browne and niece, Miriam Thompson. The Players of Intercession were led by granddaughters, Karen Browne, Caoimhe Kelly, Saoirse Kelly, grandson, Kelvin Kelly, greatgranddaughters, Rhona Browne, Tara Durnin and great-grandsons Adam Crosby and Like Crosby.

The Offertory Gifts and gifts that symbolised Amy's life, including family photo, prayer book and the Clancy Cup (named after Amy's brother, Jimmy) were presented by granddaughters, Michelle Kelly, Kelly Crosby, and grandson, Terence Kelly and and great-granson, Jaime Crosby.

The beautiful music was provided by the Bridge-a- Crinn church choir and the soloist was Roy Taylor.

After Mass burial took place in the adjoining cemetery and there was a large attendance at both the Mass and interment reflecting the high regard for Amy and her family.

Month's Mind Mass will be held on November 18th at 11.30 a.m. in St. Joseph's Fatima Church.

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