Friday, January 22, 2021

Recent Deaths

Patrick (Addy) Murphy

St Helen’s Villas, Booterstown, Co. Dublin and late of Caherciveen, Co. Kerry. Predeceased by his wife Anne. Peacefully in St Vincent’s Hospital Dublin. Addy will be deeply missed by his sons Denis and John, daughter Kitty, son-in-law Richie, daughter-in-law Fiona, grandchildren Síobha, Sadbh, Fia, Anne and Faye, sisters Peggy and Breda, sister-in-law Christina, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends. May Addy Rest In Peace. A private Funeral Mass took place in The Church of The Assumption, on Thursday with his  burial afterwards in Shanganagh Cemetery. Leave a message of condolence.

Mary Jennings (née O’Connor)

(Peacefully) in her 102nd year, surrounded by her loving family, in the tender care of the Little Sisters of the Poor at the Holy Family Residence, Roebuck Road, Clonskeagh. Beloved wife of the late Albert, and much loved mother of Kathleen, Pat and Dominic; she will be very sadly missed by her daughter, sons, her daughters-in-law Bríd and Louise, her seven adored grandchildren Amanda, David, Paul, Anna, Karen, Laura – Kate and Graham, and their partners Brian, Ruth, Stephen, Stephen, Alan and Thérèse, great-grandchildren, extended family, relatives and friends. May Mary Rest in Peace. Her funeral mass took place Monday, January 11th, before her burial at Saint Maelruan Cemetery, Tallaght Village. Leave a private message of condolence for her family.

Peggy Muldowney (née Phelan)

Peacefully, at home with her beloved family after a long illness worn lightly and with her characteristic grace. Deeply regretted by Frank, her husband of sixty-five years, her eight children Peter, William, Maeve, Margaret, Hilary, James, Kathy and Fleur, her sons and daughters in law who loved her so much, her twenty grandchildren whom she cherished, and her most recent and happy blessing, her great grand-daughter Daisy Kate. Her calm and wise counsel will be missed by many, particularly her treasured siblings Ellen, Hendy, Breda and Bill, and her wide circle of friends. May Peggy Rest in Peace. In keeping with Government guidelines, a private funeral will take place on Monday, December 14th, at 11.30am. For those who would like to follow the Funeral Mass online, please see the following link:

Annette Heavey (née Carroll)

November 20, 2020, (peacefully) surrounded by loving family and in the wonderful care of all the staff in the Blackrock Hospice. Annette, beloved wife of the recently deceased Oliver, mother of Olivia, John, Carol-Ann, and Anita. Sadly missed by her daughters, son, sons-in-law Brian and Daragh, grandsons Shane and Luke, and her large extended family and friends. In memory donations in lieu to the Blackrock Hospice, Sweetman’s Avenue, Blackrock, County Dublin.

Austin Cunningham

On 17 November 2020, peacefully surrounded by his family in the excellent care of St. Vincent’s Private Hospital. Beloved husband of Margot and loving father of Susanne. Predeceased by his parents Sean and Roisin and sisters Carmel and baby Roisin Mary. Greatly missed by his sisters Monica, Marie (Nelligan), Aine (Coleman), Patricia (Orlando) and Eithne, his brother Fr. Enda, nephew, nieces, sisters- and brothers-in-law, extended family and friends. Donations, if desired, to COPD Ireland and St. Vincent de Paul.

Michael Abbey

Died December 2nd 2020 (peacefully) at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny, following a short illness. Former Councillor Carlow Town and County Councils. Dearly loved husband of Bridie and adored father of Michelle, Sharon, Karl and Denise and predeceased by his daughter Baby Karen. Sadly missed by his loving wife, son, daughters, brother Tony, sister Anne, son-in-law Barry, Denise’s partner Columba, grandchildren Eoin, Kate, Emily, Conor, Finn and Clara, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends. May Michael Rest in Peace. Owing to Government guidelines a private Funeral Mass will be celebrated on (Saturday) morning at 11am in The Church of the Holy Family, Askea followed by burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Carlow. The Mass may be viewed on the parish webcam with the following link Please leave a message online ‘Condolences‘ to offer the family your sympathies. The family would like to thank you for your co-operation and understanding at this most difficult time. Family flowers only, donations in lieu to the Delta Centre, Carlow. Michael was a brother in law of the late Monsignor Seamus Conway.

Anthony (Tony) PERREM

30th November 2020, unexpectedly but peacefully, in the care of the staff at Marley Nursing Home, Rathfarnham. Devoted father to Mark, Olwyn, Guy and the late Hilary and brother to the late Mary, Declan, Guy, Tom and Johnny. Tony will be sadly missed by Ronnie and their children, grandchildren Jennifer, Patrick, James, Oliver, Louis and Josh, daughters-in-law Orlagh and Sinéad, his brothers Michael and Peter, sisters Davina, Anne and Barbara, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. May he rest in peace. A family funeral will take place privately. Messages in lieu of attendance can be left in the ‘Condolences’ section of Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to autism charity All enquiries to Carnegies Funeral Directors, Monkstown Ph. 2808882

Nora GLEESON (née Bishop)

In her 94th year, peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of the late Frank, adored by her children Mary, Geraldine, Frank, Eileen, Kate, John, Ciaran and Joan, and her sons-in-law and daughters-in-law. Nora will be sorely missed and fondly remembered by her 22 grandchildren and 3 precious great-grandchildren, and by her brother Ned (Tipperary), her sister Alice (New York) and her best friend Nora (Manchester). Blessed to have been cared for at home by our angels Sharon and Lea, and by the wonderful Dr Lisa Cogan. A private family Funeral Mass will take place at 11.00 o’c on Thursday 3rd December. Nora’s funeral cortège will leave her home at Castlecourt, Booterstown Ave to be escorted by her family for the Funeral Mass.

Rt Rev Mgr Seamus CONWAY

Pastor Emeritus Church of the Assumption, Booterstown and formerly Ballymore Eustace, Co. Kildare – August 26, 2020. Peacefully, in the wonderful care of the staff at St. Luke’s Hospital, Rathgar. Beloved brother of Patricia, Sean, Bridget, Paddy, Peter and Tom. Deeply regretted by his siblings, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, extended family, along with Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, fellow Priests of the Diocese and parishioners of the parishes in which he ministered. May Seamus rest in peace.

The removal and funeral will be private due to current government advice but the removal can be viewed online on Thursday evening (August 27th) at 5pm on our webcam and for the Funeral Mass at 11am on Friday (August 28th). If anyone would like to leave a message, please do so in the ‘Condolences’ section of

Sr Dolorita Burke rsm

It is with great sadness that we heard of the death of our parishioner, Sr. Dolorita Burke, r.s.m., St. Anne’s Convent, Booterstown. We extend our deepest sympathy to her sisters, sister-in-law, her nieces and nephews, her extended family, relatives, the Sisters of Mercy, Booterstown and South Central Province.  Reposing at the Convent of Mercy, Booterstown Avenue, Blackrock on Sunday, 26th January, 2020 from 2.30 pm with Prayers at 5.30 pm. Removal to Church of the Assumption, Booterstown on Monday, 27th January at 11 am for Requiem Mass at 11.30 am. May Sr. Dolorita Rest in Peace.