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Annie May Kerrigan (née Hynes)


Bohaun, Killawalla, Westport formerly of Carnaclay Westport

The peaceful death occurred on December 2, 2018 of Annie May Kerrigan at Mayo University Hospital. Annie May was born on August 9, 1933 to Tommie and Anna Hynes. She had two sisters Teresa (RIP), Kathleen (RIP) and two brothers Tommie Joe (RIP) and John. She was educated in the Convent of Mercy Westport and later went on to work as a housekeeper on Mill Street. She also lent a helping hand on the family farm. One of the more sad occasions in her life was when she bid farewell to her younger sister Kathleen in Shannon.
Kathleen was leaving for America to seek her fame and fortune. There was great excitement in the weeks that followed when the parcels arrived from America. One of these parcels contained Annie May’s wedding dress and shoes which she wore with pride on November 3, 1965 when she married her husband Michael. Annie May left her beloved Carnaclay and moved to Bohaun -  a village 11 miles away. The couple were blessed with four daughters, Anne, Noreen, Kathleen, Mary and later on in life her grandson Shane.
Annie May was hard working and always liked to have her house in tip-top shape. There was endless painting and cleaning until the special day arrived of the Stations. Annie May with her spade, cultivated rough pasture into a beautiful flower garden. As well as running her home, she enjoyed the farming side of life - saving the turf, hay and harvesting the oats. Every year both she and Michael sowed their vegetable garden. They grew a variety of vegetables. Annie May was devoted to her family. One of her favourite days was Christmas Day. That was the day when all her family sad down to enjoy a meal. The day was spent listening to music, playing games and pulling Christmas crackers with her grandson Shane.
Religion played a big role in Annie May’s life and she always made time for daily prayer. In the olden days, she would walk to Sunday Mass with her aunt Katie. She always enjoyed her annual pilgrimage to Knock. She had great devotion to the Saints, particularly the Blessed Virgin and Infant De Prague. This devotion was strengthened throughout her illness  - Annie May always had a smile on her face. She was always described as a kind, gentle and caring person.
Annie May will always be remembered and sadly missed by her family and all who knew her.
May her gentle soul rest in peace.
Annie May is survived by her daughters Anne, Noreen, Kathleen and Mary, grandson Shane; brother John, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Michael, sisters Teresa, Kathleen, brother Tommie Joe and brother-in-law John.