Gloshpatrick, Murrisk, Westport
The death has occurred of Teresa O’Malley, Gloshpatrick, Murrisk, Westport, Co Mayo on August 6, 2019.
Teresa (née Fitzpatrick) was born in Derrygorman, Westport. She was the youngest of nine born to Patrick and Sarah Fitzpatrick. She was predeceased by her eight siblings John, Patty, Dick, Josephine, Sarah, Sr Vincent, Sr Alphonsus and Margaret.
Teresa married Tommy O’Malley and moved to Gloshpatrick. Sadly Tommy died suddenly in 1982 when her children Paul and Sharon were still young. Teresa worked as a teacher doing locum in almost every school around Westport at some stage or another. No matter where Teresa would go she was sure to meet a past pupil along the way.
Teresa was blessed with some wonderful friends, who, when she was no longer able to drive herself, would collect her and bring her to card games or out for afternoon tea which she loved.
Almost four years ago Teresa due to ill health went to live with her daughter Sharon and family in Glencorrib. She missed home very much and loved when her good friends came to visit with the news from home. She was sad to be away from Gloshpatrick but she embraced her new life as she was surrounded by her five grandchildren, Doireann, Aoibhe, Iarlaith, Saoirse and Enan whom she adored.
After a short spell in hospital, Teresa came home to spend her last few days in Glencorrib with Sharon, Stephen and children.
Paul and Sharon, wish to thank most sincerely all those who sympathised with them in their recent bereavement. Thanks to all the family, friends and neighbours who helped and visited during her illness. Sincere thanks to all who helped out and provided refreshments at their home and directed and managed traffic. Special thanks to Teresa’s wonderful carers who looked after her so well in the last few years, Kathleen, Geraldine, Bridgina, Ann Kyne, Ann Donnellan, Freda, Maria among others.
Those who attended Sharon’s home, the Mass and burial, those who sent Mass-cards, messages of sympathy and those who gave donations to Mayo Cancer Support Association, those who called personally, telephoned and travelled long distances.
A special thanks to Fr Vivian Loughrey for his beautiful Mass. Also, Fr Gill, Fr King, Fr Fallon and Fr Mac Gréil, who all concelebrated the funeral Mass.
To Mairead Berrill and Sorcha Walsh who led such a wonderful choir. A special thank you to Dr Val Costello, Collette Goonan and the Palliative Care team.
Thank you to Sweeney Undertakers, the grave diggers, to her fellow card players and teaching associates who formed the touching guard of honour. The Holy Sacrifice of The Mass will be offered for your intentions. May her gentle soul rest in peace.