St Patrick’s Well, Aughagower
She was born in Glasgow in July, 1920 and in 1952 she married John Martin Conway in Glasgow. In the interim she trained as a dressmaker with the late Ellen Cannon of High Street, Westport. Some time after their marriage Margaret and John Martin moved to Stockport in England where they both worked. They loved to holiday abroad and regularly travelled to Spain, Germany, France and Scotland. They were also regular visitors to Aughagower to visit relatives and friends and eventually retired there in 1986.
Margaret was highly skilled as a dressmaker and not only did she make her own wedding dress in 1952, she also made John Martin’s wedding suit.
She continued her sewing career when she retired to Aughagower. She was also involved in the local Apostolic Workers’ Society, making vestments for priests on missionary work in the developing world. Such was the quality of her work that it won the admiration of many people. Her other interests included gardening, reading and music.
She will be very sadly missed by John Martin, her husband of 55 years, brother Tommy Conway, Luckane, Aughagower, sister Eileen Murphy, Stockport, England, sister-in-law Nora Conway, brother-in-law Eddie Murphy, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. She was predeceased by her sisters Josephine Conway and Kathleen Doherty and brother-in-law John Doherty. Removal was from McGing’s Funeral Home to St Patrick’s Church, Aughagower, where Fr Jackie Conroy, PP officiated.
Fr Conroy was also celebrant of Margaret’s Funeral Mass and, in his homily, spoke fondly of her life and faith, one of the ‘auld stock’ who would be sadly missed. He also spoke of her great devotion to Our Lady and the many trips she made to the Marian Shrine at Knock down through the years. Ed Muldoon was soloist at the Funeral Mass.
Margaret was laid to rest in Aughagower Cemetery. May her gentle soul have peaceful rest.