Wednesday 13 December 2017

Community-spirited Anne was a kind and loving mum

Anne Wilson 1931 - 2012

ANNE WILSON, Ard Easmuinn, Dundalk, who died peacefully in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda on November 19 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 40 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.

They 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.

Having reposed at her home, Anne's remains were taken to Church of the Holy Redeemer for Requiem Mass celebrated by Very Rev. P. Montague, Adm., who gave the eulogy.

The Readings were given by daughter, Pauline and grandson, Cathal Purcell and the Prayers of Intercession were led by daughter, Joan, granddaughter, Aoife and friend and neighbour, Niall Malone.

The Offertory Gifts were presented by sonin-law, Graham Purcell and grandson, Jarlaith, and the beautiful music was provided by organist, Anne King and the soloist was Claire Wallace. The instrumentalists who were friends of the family were, Briege McGoldrick and Sinead McDonnell.

After Mass burial took place in St. Patrick's Cemetery where there was a large turnout that reflected the deep regard by which Anne and her family are held.

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

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