Death Notice: Mary Flaherty, Ballydaly

On May 4th 2017, peacefully at Cork University Hospital, MARY (née Murphy), beloved wife of the late Michael and loving mother of Susan (O’Connor) and Tony. Dear sister of the late Mella, Anthony, and Eddie, Sadly missed by her loving family, son-in-law Der, daughter-in-law Marie, brother Brendan, sisters Margaret (Casey), Breeda (Trend) and Noreen, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, extended family and friends.

Reposing at her residence on Friday from 6pm to 8pm followed by removal to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Ballydaly. Requiem Mass on Saturday at 1pm followed by burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. 

With thanks to Russell for the photos

4 thoughts on “Death Notice: Mary Flaherty, Ballydaly”

  1. Dear Mary, such a special lady. Out family thanks from New Zealand & Australia to Sean Radley, Michael Cashman, Sharon Lane, Mary Hackett, for all you have helped us with.
    I will miss that very special chuckle on the phone
    Russell Murphy & family

  2. Lovely memories of being in “Living Scenes” together in Millstreet Community School with the TY year young ones over a few different years. The teachers even threatened to seperate the 2 Mary,s during class. Even at our age we were still making noise.Sorry “muinteoiri” but we were having fun. Lovely memories and to think we have them in book form, Thanks Mary, R.I.P.

  3. Such sad news out of Ballydaly on this morning in May
    The beautiful Mary Flaherty from life has passed away
    As a Murphy of Ballydaly she began her journey in life
    Before she met her life partner Michael Flaherty and became his wife

    A woman of great beauty without guile or conceit
    The charming Mary Flaherty was always a joy to meet
    One loved by her family and the friends she had made over the years
    In St Mary’s Cemetery by Cashman’s Hill she was farewelled in tears

    Though the life from her mortal body has gone
    In all who knew and knew of Mary she is living on
    People like her to live as better people others inspire
    She was one who was so easy to admire

    And surely the praises deserve to be sung
    Of Ballydaly’s finest when i was young
    For she was quite beautiful in her life’s prime
    But beauty does always fall victim to time

    For all of us there is a last night and day
    But for her passing Ballydaly all of the poorer one can say
    In her lifetime her friends in numbers had grown
    And in Ballydaly they mourn for the passing of one of their own

    The heart that beat with kindness forever is still
    In the quiet of St Mary’s by Cashman’s old hill
    Hope her parting from life was a painless release
    The beautiful Mary Flaherty she now is at peace.

    “Mary Flaherty” is by Francis Duggan

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