The death has occurred of Mrs. Angela Morrissey, mother of the singer Louise and the Morrissey Band, causing profound sadness in the Bansha and West Tipperary community.
Among the mourners at the funeral mass on Saturday in Bansha was Daniel O’Donnell who was one of a number of well known performers to sing at the church.
This much-loved and popular lady, who died at Waterford Regional Hospital on Thursday last, will be greatly missed by her children, ten grandchildren, family and friends. Angela was eighty two years old and was predeceased by her husband Jackie nineteen years ago.
The Morrissey family is an integral part of the community in Bansha with decades of success from The Morrisseys Band and singer solo artist Louise Morrissey. As the family toured the world and carved out their musical careers they always had the welcoming arms of their loving mother Angela to come home to. She was their rock, their stability and full of love for all her family.
Sons and daughters Billy, Norman, Marie, Noreen, John and Louise were overwhelmed by the sincere heart-felt sympathies from the hundreds of people paying their respect over the weekend.
The funeral mass took place on Saturday in the Church of the Annunciation, Bansha, with huge crowds turning out to pay their respects. Musicians and singers, friends of the Morrisseys, sang and played at the funeral mass to provide a beautiful send off. Pat Marnane, Ailbe Grace and singers Paddy O’Brien, Trudi Lalor and Thomas Grogan filled the church with lovely music and Daniel O’Donnell surprised the family by singing a song.
Piper Denny Morrissey (nephew) played a beautiful air to lead Mrs. Morrissey from the church to her final resting place.
Louise Morrissey said “ we were blessed to have had such a wonderful mother. We will never forget you Mam and it gives us great peace to know that you are reunited with Dad and that you are both watching over us.”.