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Annie Heneghan


Oughty, Liscarney, Westport

The death took place of Annie Heneghan (nee Hearty), Oughty, Liscarney, Westport, and formerly of Glenamura, Drummin, on March 3 last.
Annie was born on January 17, 1927, to Annie and John Hearty. She went to Cuilmore National School, Drummin.
She married Patrick Heneghan and went on to have 10 children, six boys and four girls. Her husband died suddenly on June 27, 1981. This was a huge loss to her as she had to be mother and father to all of her children. She bore her sorrow with dignity, resilience and continued to live with energy and zest in the years to follow. Family meant everything to her and ensured they never wanted for anything. Throughout her entire life, she was sustained by her faith with the church as her second home. She was a great Mass goer and wouldn’t miss it come what may. She went to Knock regularly and especially loved going to the annual Novena that takes place in August. She was devoted to the rosary and would it say it every night. She loved to travel and been to Lourdes, Fatima, America, England and all over the country. She worked full-time in the family home and would keep it in showhouse condition. She loved people to call to her home and they wouldn’t leave until they had a cup of tea or something to eat. She loved her garden and would keep it in mint condition. She loved her farm and especially springtime when the lambs were been born, and would make sure if any had to be bottle fed she would be there to do it. All who had the pleasure of knowing Annie found her to be a strong minded, independent and proud lady. In the last year, her health had deteriorated and this meant leaving the house was literally impossible. She was cared for at home by her loving family with the help of her carers.
Predeceased by her husband Patrick, sister Mary, brothers Patrick and Michael,
Annie is survived and sadly missed by her daughters, Marie, Bridie, Bernie and Ann; sons, Walter, Chris, PJ, Frank, William and James; son-in-laws, daughter- in-laws, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. May her gentle soul rest in peace.

She is Gone
You can shed tears that she is gone
or you can smile because she has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that she’ll come back
or you can open your eyes and see all she’s left.

Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her
or you can be full of the love you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.

You can remember her and only that she’s gone
or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind,
be empty and turn your back
or you can do what mum would have wanted:
smile, open your eyes, love and go on.

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