THE passing of Bridie Malee, Shanaghy, Bohola, evoked much sadness in the region. Bridie, who was formerly O’Hora from Bohola, was predeceased by her husband Johnny twelve years go.
In her young years, Bridie worked in JP Roughneen’s in Kiltimagh, one of the leading businesses in the town back then.
The O’Hora family had strong connections with Kiltimagh down through the years where her brother Aidan ran a popular bar and lounge (now operated by Marty and Marie) and Nell and her husband Eamon Jordan operated a grocery, bar and undertaking business. Another brother, Michael (Mick), ran The Continental Hotel for a good many years (now the Cill Aodáin Hotel).
Bridie was one of a family of eight and was also predeceased by her sisters Kay O’Hora (Dublin) and her brothers Paddy (Portarlington) and Johnny (Bohola).
Bridie and her husband Johnny had their own wholesale business where they supplied travelling shops in the region back in those times. They also took care of the family farm in Shanaghy, attending to all the usual chores with the changing of the seasons.
Bridie was a kind and gracious lady who was held in great regard throughout the Bohola and Kiltimagh region. She had an easy rapport with people and had a fine knowledge of the region. She was a good neighbour and friend and will be remembered with much affection by her devoted family and the people who were special in her long life.
Reposing took place in the family home in Shanaghy where a large crowd gathered throughout the evening to pay their respects and sympathise with the family. The Funeral Mass in Bohola Church was celebrated by Fr Stephen O’Mahony, Fr Paddy Kilcoyne and Fr Padraig Costello and Canon Joyce. Interment took place in St Joseph’s Cemetery.
Bridie will be sadly missed by her daughters, Mary, Breda, Teresa and Assumpta, her sons, Thomas, John, Padraic and Marty, her sister Teresa McGovern (Belcoo/Blacklion), sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, nephews, nieces, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, relatives and friends.