Mary Moroney (nee Toohey) of Corbally, Drangan died on Monday, August 29, 2011 in the loving care of her family and friends. Mary is survived by her husband Nicholas, daughter Sinead, sons Patrick and John, Mother Babe, Brothers John, Liam, Eamon and Brendan, sisters Breda and Ailish, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Mary was a native of Moneygall, Co Offaly, a place that was always close to her heart while living in her adopted county of Tipperary. Indeed Mary was known to wear both county colours simultaneously on occasion and was an avid supported of both counties.
Mary was educated in Dunkerrin Primary school and by the Sisters of Mercy, Templemore. Mary was a loyal and faithful friend and kept contact with many of her school friends throughout her life. She worked in Roscrea Pharmacy and O’Connor’s Pharmacy, Nenagh. She later worked in Killenaule Pharmacy where her humour and outgoing personality ensured her popularity with staff and customers alike.
She loved all things sporting and was a loyal supporter of her local club St. Patricks for whom both her sons play.
She will be missed from St. Pat’s sideline where she was an ‘enthusiastic’ and ‘passionate’ supporter.
Mary’s primary focus was always her family and she took great pride and pleasure in her three children as they grew into young adults. Her faith was always extremely important to her and she was an active member of her church, particularly as a choir member and a regularly reader.
Mary was a most sociable character and was the first to support any function or fundraising activity, Mary enjoyed trips to the theatre, holidays and meals out with her friends. She was a founder member of the Drangan Ladies Club many years ago where she held the positions of Chairperson and secretary. She always lived life to the fullest and despite her illness, which she bore with great courage and bravery; she never allowed it to control her life.
She attained her ambition of celebrating her 25th wedding anniversary on July 30, 2011 with an all night party which was enjoyed by a large selection of family and friends.
Her outgoing personality gained her many friends which were evidenced by the large crowds who attended her home where she lay in repose over two days and at her funeral mass and interment. Guards of honour were provided by both the Drangan Ladies Club and St. Patricks G.A.A. Mary will be sadly missed not only by her family and relations but also by her local community where we have lost a lively, outgoing, loyal, fun, brave and much loved friend.
Ar dheis De go raibh an hanam dilis.
Dearly missed by her friends Theresa, Mary, Jean and Breda.