On Friday, November 3, Mary Tarrrant (née Wade), surrounded by her caring and loving family, passed away peacefully to her eternal reward at her home in Thurlesbeg. She had been quite ill for a few months and it had been her wish to get home from hospital to spend the last few precious days in the place she loved so well in the company of her immediate family.
Mary was a practical, caring and obliging person. She was endowed with common sense, honesty and forthrightness. She has a great sense of community and involved herself in local organisations. Upon her arrival in the parish in 1975, she became active in the ICA and, with the founding of the Boherlahan Bingo, she gave a helping hand. Later, she was elected to the Parish Council where she played a key role in its affairs.
Mary was always encouraging and had a positive outlook on community involvement. She was a hands-on person, which can best be seen with her participation in the Cashel Vocational School’s Parents Council where she put her shoulder to the wheel in raising the necessary means to enhance the educational opportunities of the students.
In her youth, Mary was a talented camogie player, playing with her parish and with the County Tipperary junior teams. She loved sport both on and off the field. When her own family became involved, she was on the sideline urging them on to give of their best.
In latter years, she enjoyed her regular bingo outings with her husband Nicholas and her home was a focal point for card games where she was renowned for her astute playing. Mary, a native of Camus, was a great family person and upon getting married she set up home in Tipperary Town where she was involved in the vintner’s trade. Her family changed lifestyle in 1975 with the purchase of a farm in Thurlesbeg. Over the last 40 years she had helped to build up a thriving farming enterprise. In the midst of a busy life, she had a great awareness of God around her. For a number of years, she joined with local parishioners in making the diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes. Last year, she and Nicholas celebrated the golden jubilee of their wedding in the company of their family, friends and neighbours; a truly happy occasion.
Mary’s remains were reposed at Devitt’s Funeral Parlour on Saturday evening with removal to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Boherlahan. Following Requiem Mass on Sunday concelebrated by Fr Joe Egan PP and Fr Tom Dunne CC, she was laid to rest in Ardmayle Cemetery. Mary was predeceased by her son Patrick and siblings Jimmy, Eddie and Sally. She is mourned by her husband Nicholas, daughters Julia and Maura, sons James, Billy and John, grandchildren, sisters Josie, Winnie and Biddy, brother Tommy, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam uasal.