A lady of beauty, charm and great sense of humour

The late Dolores Brosnan


DOLORES BROSNAN (nee Murphy) of Fahavane, Kilflynn, whose unexpected and untimely death occurred on Friday, November 2, came as a great shock to her family and friends.

Aged 64, Dolores was daughter of Patrick and Kathleen Murphy, Mounthawk, Tralee where the family came to reside from Barrow, when she was aged four.

Along with her brother Pat, Dolores had many happy memories of growing up in Mounthawk and Caherslee, which at the time was considered to be out in the country. Her early childhood schooling was received from the Mercy Sisters at Scoil Eoin, Balloonagh and further education was received at Mount Sackville, Dublin.

On completion of her secondary education Dolores did a business course, following which she worked in sales with FBD Insurance. Work was dispensed with when she married James Brosnan in 1971 and she came to reside in Fahavane, Kilflynn. Dolores and James were parents of seven children and they encouraged them to pursue their indvidual talents.

Many people have told Dolores's children stories in the last few days of the impact she had on their lives. She will evidently be remembered for her beauty, her sense of style, her taste, her wit, charm and sense of humour.

Dolores was larger than life and she was ahead of her time. She had a taste for adventure and was always ready for the road. She will certainly be remembered for her excellent culinary skills, her generosity, and her ability to entertain at the drop of a hat.

Dolores was pre-deceased by her son Brian and by her parents Patrick and Kathleen.

Her remains reposed at the Gleasure Funeral Home on Sunday, November 4 with removal to St Mary's Church, Kilflynn. Requiem Mass was celebrated on Monday at 12 noon with interment in St Mary's New Cemetery, Kilflynn.

Dolores is sadly missed by her husband James, children Karen, Gregory, Austin, Raymond, Desmond and Colum, grandson Cathal, brother Pat, niece Catherine, brother-in-law Denis, sistersin-law Angela and Vera, son-in-law John, relatives, neighbours and many friends.

Her family would like to honour her with a verse from the poem 'The Parting Glass' as a tribute to her intuition, determination and care for others.

Of all good times that e'er we shared, I leave to you fond memory; And for all the friendship that e'er we had I ask you to remember me; And when you sit and stories tell, I'll be with you and help recall; So fill to me the parting glass, God bless, and joy be with you all.

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