Kitty was formerly Madden from Rockfort and was a lady of gentle and quiet disposition who commanded great regard and affection in the parish.
She and Mike raised a large family of nine, six daughters and three sons, and they were people who spent many a day taking care of their family and farm. Hard working and decent country people, they were the best of good neighbours and were always ready and willing to help out when the need arose.
Kitty loved her home and was happy and content ensuring that everything was in place for the family. All visitors were accorded a warm welcome and great hospitality, the old style welcome that came from the heart.
She loved to see the family members and grandchildren call around to Cullane and took a great interest in all of them. Kitty retained a special fondness for the traditional ways which were so much a part of her own upbringing and she had some lovely memories from life in rural Mayo back through the years.
A woman of strong faith, she was a regular attender at Mass in Irishtown down through the decades and was deeply committed to her Christian faith. She loved to meet her neighbours and friends after Mass and reflect on things of interest to the people of the area. She was one of the grand old stock of the Irishtown region and will be sadly missed by her family and friends.
Removal took place from Carey’s Funeral Home to Irishtown Church with burial in the local cemetery following Requiem Mass celebrated by Fr Martin O’Connor. In his homily, Fr Martin spoke warmly of Kitty’s contribution to the life of the parish and her deep and abiding faith that guided her on life’s pathway.
She is survived by her daughters Mary, Peggy, Ann, Carmel, Cora and Patti, sons John, Michael and Gerard, in-laws, grandchildren, sister Nora Naughton, relatives, neighbours and friends.