Wednesday 24 July 2019

Anna (106) will be forever remembered

Fitting farewell to great Trinity street woman in her 107th year

Hubert Murphy

One of the region's oldest residents passed away last week in her 107th year.

Anna (Meta) Maguire (née Lynch) and late of Trinity St, Drogheda and formerly of Mornington, Co Meath, celebrated her 106th party just a few weeks ago.

A resident at the Boyne Valley Nursing home in Dowth, she was still in fine form and was delighted to be honoured again by the president with a special message and medal.

She also got the customary McCloskey's cake - delivered free of charge as ever - as she used to live beside McCloskey's on Trinity Street.

Anna was born in Mornington on May 24, 1913 -and her parents were Bernard and Margaret Lynch. She met her husband Joe when he was a bus driver on the Enniskillen to Drogheda route.

When they married, Joe worked as a mechanic in the Irish Oilcake factory. Anna settled in happily to life in Laytown with Joe where she ran the local shop, Swan Stores.

Anna moved from Laytown to Trinity Street and she lived on her own until she was 98 and rarely drank and never smoked.

She was much loved by everyone at Boyne Valley.

Her death is deeply regretted by her son Frank, her grandchildren Catherine, Andrew, Eleanor and Joe, her great-granddaughter Lacey Marie, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Her funeral was last Wednesday to the Star of the Sea Church Mornington with burial afterwards in Mornington Old Cemetery.

Drogheda Independent