Passing of much loved Castlebar woman, Pauline O'Donohue

THE death has taken place peacefully at her residence of Pauline O'Donohue (née Dee), Westport Road, Castlebar, and late of Bekan, Claremorris.

Predeceased by her brother Jeremy, she is very deeply regretted by her husband John, son Sean, daughters Sinead and Niamh, parents George and Kathy (Bekan, Claremorris), sisters Siobhan Coyne (Tooreen), Anne Marie Smyth (Galway) and Georgina Costello (Cloonfad), brother Michael Gerard (Bekan), mother-in-law Josie (Keane), brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends, to whom deepest sympathy is tendered.

A retired member of the administration staff of the HSE in Castlebar, the deceased was closely associated with a number of local sporting and community organisations.

She was a former Lady Captain of Castlebar Tennis Club and Castlebar Golf Club and was held in very high regard by the membership of both clubs for her exceptional organisational skills.

Pauline had a passion for baking and her wonderful homemade cakes graced the tables of numerous social events hosted by the two clubs over many years.

She was a keen tennis player and golfer, winning a President's Prize at Castlebar Golf Club, while badminton was another sport that captured her imagination.

A woman of great faith, Pauline battled her recent illness with tremendous courage and dignity, finding immense comfort in the support she received from her family and friends.

May her gentle soul rest in peace.

Her remains will be reposing at Coady's Funeral Home, Linenhall Street, Castlebar, on Monday evening from 5 p.m. with removal at 7.30 p.m. to the Church of the Holy Rosary, Castlebar.

Requiem Mass takes place on Tuesday at 11 a.m. with burial afterwards in the New Cemetery, Castlebar.

Family flowers only, donations in lieu, if desired, to Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association, c/o Thomas Moran & Sons Funeral Directors, Linenhall Street, Castlebar.