Daughter of Ann and the late Eneas Deacy, she was aged 68 years and was a retired bank official.
Pat, as she was popularly known, was held in very high regard in her native Aughagower and in Westport. News of her sudden passing shocked and saddened all who knew her.
Her special interests included music, television viewing, gardening and walking in the countryside.
Pat was born in Ballinvoy 68 years ago and attended Knockrooskey Primary School. Following the death of her father in 1952, the family emigrated to England. She worked in London as a bank official for some 30 years and in 1993 she returned to live in Westport with her mother Ann. Two years ago they fulfilled a lifelong ambition when they settled once more in their beloved Ballinvoy.
Pat was a deeply religious person and when she was unable to attend Sunday Mass in Westport or Aughagower, she made a point of listening to Mass on the radio. She was very devoted to her mother and probably her finest characteristic was her generosity and kindness to those less fortunate than herself. She was a most generous patron of numerous charities throughout her life.
She will be very sadly missed by her mother Ann Deacy (Ballinvoy), brother Ernie Deacy (Ballinvoy), sister-in-law Angela, niece Claire, aunts, uncles, cousins, neighbours and a wide circle of friends. She was predeceased by her sister Veronica. Following repose at Navin’s Funeral Home, removal took place to St Patrick’s Church, Aughagower, where Fr Jackie Conroy, PP, officiated at the reception ceremony.
The concelebrants of Pat’s Funeral Mass were Fr Jackie Conroy and Fr Denis Carney, Adm, Westport. In his homily Fr Conroy described her as a gentle and generous person who would be greatly missed by her mother, brother, relatives, friends and neighbours alike. She had lived the good life in the true Christian sense of that term and would always be very fondly remembered by all whose lives she touched.
Pat was laid to rest in Aughagower Cemetery. Peace to her gentle and caring soul.