Sheila O’Leary (née Hickey), Killarney & Millstreet

The death has occurred of Sheila O’Leary (née Hickey), Elm Grove, Ballydribeen, Killarney, Co. Kerry & formerly of Mill Lane, Millstreet, Co Cork.

Peacefully, surrounded by her family in the excellent care of the staff of the Palliative Care Unit, University Hospital Kerry, after a long illness bravely borne with dignity. Predeceased by her husband Gerry O’Leary, her parents Den and Nell Hickey and her nephew Owen Hickey. Dearly loved mother of Keith and Nigel. Treasured granny to her granddaughters Muireann and Lily. Very sadly missed by her loving family, daughters-in-law Elaine and Sally, sisters Marie and Noreen, brothers Ted and Michael, aunt, aunts-in-law, cousins, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, neighbours and her many good friends, especially those who supported her throughout her long illness. Family flowers only, by request, donations, if desired, to the Patient Palliative Care Unit, University Hospital Kerry. A big thank you to Dr. Mags Clifford, Dr. Patricia Sheehan and all the staff of the Patient Palliative Care Unit for taking such great care of Sheila.

“May Her Gentle Soul, Rest In Peace”


In accordance with Government and HSE guidelines and in the interest of public health, a private funeral will take place for Sheila O’Leary in St Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney. Sheila’s Requiem Mass will be live streamed on at 10.30am on Tuesday morning. Burial afterwards in Aghadoe Lawn Cemetery for immediate family only. If you wish to offer your condolences online, please click Here.

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