Death Notice: Marian O’Connell (née Galvin), Derrinagree

The death has occurred of Marian O’CONNELL (née Galvin), Derrinagree, Cork. Peacefully at Marymount Hospice, in the presence of her family, beloved wife of John and loving mother of Derek, Mary, Jerry and Breda. Sadly missed by her loving husband, children and extended families, grandchildren, sisters and brothers, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Rest in Peace.
Lying in repose at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet. Rosary on Saturday at 8pm. Reposing on Sunday from 6pm followed by removal at 8pm to the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Derrinagree. Requiem Mass on Monday at 12 noon and burial afterwards to St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. Family Flowers Only. Donations in Lieu if desired to Marymount Hospice. [1][2]

Millstreet Station

As the train pulls out of the station
There’s another crashing through my heart
Across a sea of every kind of nation
I feel the sleepers pulling us apart
Through darkened Streets, I followed my feet
And I made my way through the dark.

Now she’s gone I have to learn to function
It’s like the blind leading the blind
Like two roads meeting at a junction
One was hers the other was mine
Down Claragh Road the wind did now
As it tore her from my sight

As the days turn into weeks,
I see reflections of a face i used to know
All the tears that rolled down our cheeks,
are still there but covered by the snow.

As the train pulls into Millstreet station
I feel myself moving to a beat
Like an island amid so many nations
I take her hand and hold onto these two weeks

by B. King