Cregganroe, Kilsallagh, Westport, Co Mayo
Nancy passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 2, 2022, following a brief illness in Mayo University Hospital surrounded by her loving family.
Nancy was born in Derrygarrow, Cregganbawn, Louisburgh on October 25, 1936 to the late Patrick and Annie Burke. She was the fourth of nine children.
In February 1957, Nancy married Thomas Gibbons and moved to Cregganroe, where she lived happily for 65 years. Sadly Thomas passed away in March 2019. They had six sons and five daughters, sadly losing daughter Evelyn in August 1972, aged 8 years old.
Nancy was a dedicated wife and mother. Cooking, baking and washing for her large family without electricity or modern amenities.
Nancy’s big love was music and song,
Sang at home when the days were long,
Off to Peggy’s on a Sunday nite,
Sang from the heart a song just right.
Nancy is survived and sadly missed by her sons John, James, Patrick, Micheál, Thomas and Martin, daughters Mary, Ann, Nora and Claire, brothers Paddy and Walter, 26 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, cousins, neighbours and a large circle of friends.
May her gentle soul rest in peace.