Carrabawn, Westport, Co Mayo
Ena passed away suddenly August 22, 2020. The daughter of Junior and Renee Moane, she was the middle of three girls. She went to the Sacred Heart School where she made many friends, most of whom she was still in contact with.
Ena was predeceased by her loving father Junior, aunts and uncles. She is survived by her mother Renee, sisters Breege and Freda, aunts Maureen, Una and Eileen, nephews Mark, Kevin, Alan, Jamie and David, niece Michelle, grandnieces Chloe, Ella, Rosie and Sophie, cousins Julio, Patrick and Pat and her large group of friends, not forgetting her faithful companion Curly.
Over the years Ena worked in many different jobs in many different countries, from Berry’s Printing in Westport to the Kibbutz in Israel, she also worked as a childminder looking after her niece, nephews and neighbours. However, most recently Ena was a carer for her mother.
Ena had many adventures over the years, spending time living in Israel, England, Turkey and Holland. She would always have a laugh telling us about the time she was looking for a quiet spot on the beach while she was in Israel. Eventually she found the perfect empty spot for her to throw out her towel and she started sunbathing only to be approached by a group of angry soldiers who told her she had crossed the border into Egypt and would be arrested if she didn’t return to Israel at once.
Ena loved her music, Bruce Springsteen, Chris De Burgh and Roy Orbison, she listened to them all and took any opportunity to go to concerts, seeing Bruce Springsteen in Slane in 1985, her affection for live music only grew from there, going to concerts near and far, seeing some of her favourites such as, Kris Kristofferson and Westlife. She made it to every Westport House Concert in the summers, and had her ticket for this year too until it was cancelled. She was also a regular at the Town Hall attending concerts and plays alike.
Ena was a regular sight out walking and probably had a path worn in the road from the many times she would go walking each day. In her downtime Ena often knitted, the more difficult and intricate the pattern the better and she would often make items which it was hard to believe were handmade. The pieces she was most proud of, however, were the Christening blankets she made for grandnieces to be christened in, most recently of which was baby Sophie who was Christened on the Saturday following Ena’s funeral.
Above all else, however, Ena adored her nephews, niece and grandnieces with all her heart. Whenever you met Ena, you would be given the full rundown of how they all were and what they were doing. She brimmed with pride wherever she got the opportunity to talk about them. And for them she made sure they never forgot a birthday or Mother’s Day and you can be sure her Christmas shopping for them had already started.
Ena had the heart of a dove, pure and selfless, always willing to help those in need. She had faced many dark challenges but she never allowed the demons of her past turn her into a bad person. She always stayed true to herself and cared for her loved ones with a warm heart.
May her gentle soul Rest in Peace.