Mulranny, Westport, Co Mayo and New York
Annie passed away peacefully in the New York Presbyterian Hospital after a short illness.
She was born in 1939 to John Moran (Post )and Sarah (née Masterson) in Mulranny, Co Mayo. Annie was the third of five children Sean, Maureen, Micky (RIP) and Patrick. She and Maureen spent their early years in Westport Industrial School as their mother was hospitalised with Tuberculosis, and passed away in Ballinrobe Sanitorium. Her dad passed away when she was in her teens.
After leaving Westport she worked as a domestic help in Dublin. From Dublin Ann emigrated to London where she trained and became an SRN. She then went to Glasgow where she trained as a midwife. After returning to London, she worked in the Whittington Hospital for a number of years. Annie then went to New York to continue her nursing career. She returned to Ireland to work in Mayo University Hospital, Castlebar, as a midwife and then trained as a Public Health Nurse, working on Clare Island and in Ballindine. In the late 80’s she returned to New York where she was to see out her nursing career.
Annie devoted her life to the care and wellbeing of patients and their loved ones. By all accounts she was a very compassionate and caring person and we her surviving siblings have come across numerous letters from grateful patients singing her praises. Annie was a great character, full of life and laughter. Family meant everything to Annie and she adored her nephews and nieces and loved nothing better than a big family get together. She had a heart of gold, supported numerous charities worldwide and her door was always open to friends and those in need. All were welcomed with open arms. Annie believed in the power of a loving hug. Her favourite parting shot was ‘consider yourself hugged’.
Annie will never be forgotten, she will be deeply missed by her surviving sister Maureen, brothers Sean and Patrick, brother-in-law Rod, sister-in-law Margaret, nephews John, Kieron, Mark and Conor, nieces Jacqueline, Yvonne and Bernadette. Our lives were greatly enriched by her presence, her joyful spirit and generous nature.
You will never be forgotten Annie and will always be in our hearts and in our prayers. May your gentle soul rest in peace. Consider yourself Hugged.