ANNE Murtagh, Ballintaffy, Claremorris, who died recently, was formerly Nolan from Derryclaha, Kiltimagh. She was predeceased by her husband Michael in April, 2013.
Anne, who was born on February 6, 1933, went to England in 1951 and spent the next seven years in Leeds where she worked in a variety of occupations including that of tram conductress. She married Michael Murtagh from Pulronaghane, Kiltimagh, in Knock Parish Church in August 1958.
They moved to Ballintaffy around November 1959 where they spent the rest of their lives and raised their family of two, son Tom (Claremorris Librarian) and daughter Patricia who is teaching in Co Galway.
During the 1960s, Michael (Mick) worked on the Moy Drainage Scheme for a number of years. It was a huge operation in that era and a welcome economic boost, giving good employment to many men in the region. He later worked for a good many years with the Land Commission.
Anne spent eleven years as an employee of Baxter in Castlebar where she made many friends during that time.
She was a lady of gentle, quiet and unassuming disposition, who was highly thought of by all who knew her. She was an avid reader of newspapers and loved to keep in touch with local and national news.
Anne was a kind and gracious neighbour and will be fondly remembered by her devoted family and friends.
Reposing was at Gilligan’s Funeral Home, Claremorris, followed by private removal to her home in Ballintaffy. Burial took place in Kilkinure Cemetery following the Funeral Mass in the Church of the Holy Family, Kiltimagh.
Anne, who was also predeceased by her brothers Jim Nolan (Leeds) and John Nolan (Chicago), is deeply regretted by her son Thomas (Claremount, Claremorris), daughter Patricia Callaghan (Craughwell, Co Galway), son-in-law, Vincent, grandchildren Stephen, Conor and Helen, brothers Matt Nolan (Kiltimagh) and Michael Nolan (Chicago), sisters Mary Scanlon (Louisburgh) and Margaret Mullaney (Nottingham), nieces, nephews, family, neighbours and friends.