THE death has been announced, three months into her 104th year, of Mai O’Donoghue (nee O’Leary), Killarney Road, Castleisland, and formerly of Coolnageragh, Scartaglen.
One of Kerry ‘s oldest and most respected citizens, she passed away, peacefully, at her home and in the company of her family, last night.
She had celebrated her 103rd birthday last St Patrick’s Day.
Predeceased by her husband, Con (Tailor) and grandson Paul, she is survived by her family Patrick (Maynooth), Noreen Ring (Castleisland), Micheál (Killarney), Doris Coffey (Castleisland) and Niall (Killarney).
She is further survived by sons-in-law Donie and Jerry, daughters-in-law Jacqueline, Mary and Suzanne, grandchildren Angela, Alan, Gemma, Trevor, Mick, Yoann, Fiona, Jack and Sam, 10 great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends.
Mrs O’Donoghue’s daughter Noreen and two of her sons, Micheál and Niall, are very well known and popular in Killarney and Kerry business circles through their involvement in the hugely successful O’Donoghue Ring Hotels Group which includes the Killarney Avenue, Killarney Towers and Killarney Plaza as well as the River Island in Castleisland where she celebrated her landmark 100th birthday in 2018.
In accordance with current Government and HSE guidelines and in the interest of public health, a private family funeral will take place with the Requiem Mass on Saturday at 11.00am in Castleisland Parish Church with burial afterwards in Kilbanivane Cemetery.
The Mass will be livestreamed on www.churchservices.tv.
The funeral cortége will depart Mai’s residence at 10.30am on Saturday morning and travel, via Killarney Road and Lower Main Street, on route to the Church of St Stephen and St John.
The cortége will depart again from the Church at approximately 12 noon and travel, via Church Street and up along the Main Street, on route to the cemetery.