A native of Ballygorman, Aughagower, Westport, she was daughter of the late Richard and Mary Ellen Graven and was aged 81 years.
Mai was a devoted homemaker, very committed to her family over the years and well-known as a great neighbour and friend to many people.
She had an abundance of homemaking skills and was a very accomplished baker and cook. Her family were always her priority and no task was ever too great to undertake on their behalf.
Her recreational pastimes included gardening and listening to music.
Mai was a woman of deep religious faith and her weekly attendance at Mass was very important to her. Prayer was a vital part of her daily life.
She will be sadly missed by her son Pat Keane (Ballygorman, Aughagower), daughters Maureen Gannon (Westport), Una Quinn (Kilmeena), Pauline Quinn (Ballygorman, Aughagower), Martha Keane (London), Josephine Keane (Westport), Tina Keane (Ballygorman, Aughagower) and Carmel Keane (County Cavan), brothers Tommie Graven (Manchester) and Josie Graven (Manchester), grandchildren, great-grandchildren, in-laws, nieces, nephews, other relatives, neighbours and friends.
Large crowds gathered at her home at Carrowbeg Close to sympathise with her family before Mai’s removal took place to St Patick’s Church, Aughagower, where Fr Jackie Carney, PP, officiated at the reception ceremony.
Fr Carney was also the celebrant of Mai’s funeral Mass and, in his homily, paid tribute to her for her devotion to her family and her deep faith.
Family members took part in the funeral liturgy, reading the lessons and prayers of the faithful and bringing the offertory gifts to the altar.
Mai was laid to rest in Aughagower Cemetery. May her gentle soul have peaceful rest.
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