Sins Of The FatherFebruary 25, 2021
Your Greystones WeekFebruary 20, 2021
t’s always difficult to know what to say to someone who has just lost a loved one…
You can always try a few traditional words of comfort, letting them know just how much their dearly departed will be missed.
Then again, maybe a little borrowed philosophy about this notoriously mortal coil might help bring a little perspective into the equation.
Always look on the bright side of death, and all that. As the late, great W.C. Fields quipped, it’s a funny old world, and you’d be lucky to get out of it alive. When it came to the big farewell, Sir Woody of Allen famously said that he wasn’t afraid of dying, he just didn’t want to be there when it happened, whilst an anonymous London graffiti artist of the late ’70s perhaps said it best when he sprayed ‘Death is just nature’s way of telling you to slow down’.
Which all goes to prove that you have to hold on to your sense of humour when dealing with the final curtain, embracing all the joyous, triumphant and plain ol’ silly moments that makes up a life well lived.
May all such happy memories flood over those who knew and loved the Greystonians we have lost this week…
Sr. Mary Catherine O.D.C (Mary Anne) Delaney Carmelite Monastery, Delgany, Wicklow
Peacefully at Shalom Nursing Home, Kilcock, Co. Kildare. Deeply mourned by her Carmelite Community, her sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and nephews, her many friends and the staff at Shalom Nursing Home who cared for her with loving kindness for eight years.
Due to current Government restrictions and in order to protect family and friends, Sr. Mary Catherine’s funeral mass will take place privately on Tuesday 2nd March at 11.30 am in St. Patrick’s Church, Kilquade and may be viewed via livestream video by clicking here. Burial immediately afterwards in Priest-Newtown Cemetery, Kilquade.
Family flowers only please but donations in lieu to The Five Loaves Drop in Day Centre, Bray.
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