(née Martin) Knockranny, Westport
Mary Quinn (née Martin) passed away peacefully at her home on February 4, 2021. The memory of her kindness, warm smile and sense of fun is treasured by all who loved her.
Born in 1931 in Castlebar, Co Mayo, she was the second eldest of a family of seven, Teresa (Ashbourne), Pauline (Moate), Monica (Washington, USA), Benny (Castlebar), Michéal (Westport) and the late Seamus (Omagh). After her Leaving Certificate, Mary joined the staff of Mayo County Council and enjoyed her work and social life in Castlebar. She married her late husband, Jim, in Galway in 1959, and their early days of a very happy married life were spent in Kerry and Dublin, before moving to Westport in 1964.
Mary was a person of many abilities. As well as her capabilities as a full time Mum to a family of six children, she was an active member of her community. She was involved in school parent committees and the Westport Community Information Centre and Social Services, as well as being a good friend and neighbour.
The loss of her husband Jim at the age of 57 after a long illness was met with resilience and a willingness to help her family to go forward. She valued education and supported everyone in their endeavours.
Mary’s wisdom, wit and advice were valued in any situation. Her wide range of interests included history, politics, music, maths, Irish, Latin and knitting, as well as being a wonderful cook and home maker. Over the years, Mary hosted many extended family gatherings, creating wonderful memories.
Mary is deeply regretted by her daughters Edel, Deirdre and Fiona, sons Seamus, Cormac and Simon, brothers, sisters, sisters-in-law Marion and Clare, brother-in-law Mike, daughters-in-law Kathy and Jacqueline, son-in-law James, grandchildren Deirdre, Conor, Emily, Aisling and Liam, the extended Martin and Quinn families, and her friends and neighbours. Always loved and remembered, she has joined Jim to rest in peace. Ní bheidh a leithéidí arís ann.