Clynish Island, Kilmeena
Teresa was born on July 29, 1935, to Peter and Mary Clarke, Letterbrick, Kennagh, Crossmolina. Teresa was one of a family of nine, she had two brothers, Pat and John and six sisters, Ann, Bridie, Margaret, Emily, Phil and Mary (RIP). Teresa attended Letterbrick National School and later went on to work at Alf McMahon’s in Carrowholly, where she met Paddy Gavin and they married in 1957.
They had two children, Patrick and Mary. Teresa worked hard all her life, in the house and on the farm while also dealing with the challenges of Island life. She was always there to help others in her own quiet way. She cared for Paddy for many years until he passed away in 2008.
Teresa will be sadly missed by her son Patrick and daughter Mary, daughter-in-law Dorothy, son-in-law Seamus, grandchildren Padraig, Grainne, Gavin and extended family and friends.
May her soul rest in peace.