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Recent deaths


The Emyvale area has been suffering the loss of a number of its inhabitants in recent weeks and there seems to be a lot of sickness about.


The recent deaths which come to mind are:

Teresa McAree, nee Simpson, Stramore

It is with great sadness that we now report the death of Teresa McAree, nee Simpson, Stramore, which occurred on Saturday, October 22nd. A post mortem has to be carried out and she has been taken to Navan. Usually at weekend no post mortems are carried out, so it will possibly be Monday before the family receive her remains. For this reason too the family are unable to make funeral arrangements but we will post them here as soon as they come to hand. The finals of the Eamon McElroy and Benny Connolly Tournamnets in Emyvale which were arranged for Saturday were cancelled as a mark of respect to the deceased. Teresa and the McAree family have given many years of service to the Emyvale GAA Club and the GAA in general and to many other community activities. To her husband, Francie, and to her children we offer our deepest sympathy at this time of great loss to them.

Geraldine Duffy, nee McKenna, RIP

It is with sincere sadness that I inform you of the death of Geraldine Duffy, nee McKenna, Oriel Park, Emyvale. She has been ill for the past year and fought the illness, not once but twice, but could not overcome it the second time. With great courage, faith and fortitude she battled through her suffering until she passed away at her home in Oriel Park on the evening of Tuesday, October 11th, 2011. Her remains will be removed from her home on Thursday morning at 11am to St. Patrick’s Church, Corracrin, for 11.30am Requiem Mass followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.

She leaves behind a heart-broken family, who were so good to her and cared for her so tenderly especially in her final illness. To her husband, Seamus; to their children, Michelle, Louise and Gary; to her brother, Geoffrey; to her sons-in-law and daughter-in-law; to her grandchildren; to her many relatives and large circle of friends, we offer our deepest sympathy. I bhFlaithis Dé go raibh sí.



Seamus Campbell, Oriel Park. Seamus was a former great footballer and supporter of Emyvale Football Club. He was a postman who carried on the traditional work of the postman – doing messages for people along the way, going back after work to help someone with farm work, bringing news to people who were living alone, providing a smiling human face for people who may not have seen anyone in the previous 24/48 hours. Seamus was a quiet man by nature but he loved the funny story and always had a story to tell.


Pat Farmer, Oriel park; Seamus’s next door neighbour. Pat was the most senior native born and bred Emyvale village person until his death. Born at the top of the town and living in the village all his life Pat had a great sense of history and a pride of place. He loved socialising and chatting to people. That was part of the reason he was a very popular Barman in his time. He was married to Lizzie, nee O’Neill, who predeceased him a couple of years ago. Pat had a great empathy with people and especially people who were sick. He was a member of the North Monaghan Social Services and while he was able, he was a helper there. He was a very knowledgeable person and had a great memory.


George McMeel, Drumgahan: George was a well known and popular member of our community. Farming was his livelihood and he became the leader of the Farmers Organisation in Ireland – the National Farmers Association (NFA). He represented the rights and welfare of farmers at local and National Government level and also at the EU HQ in Brussels. He was a great community man too and supported many local organisations. He too was a great man for the history and had a great memory and knowledge, which were called on regularly.


Susan Murphy, nee Treanor, Mullan Road, Emyvale: Susan, formerly from Toneyfinnegan, was a well known and beloved teacher. She retired some years ago from Corracrin National School. She was a quiet reserved lady but loved chatting to people and socialising. She was married to Gerry Murphy, former owner of the Emyvale Inn and Centra Supermarket Emyvale before he, with others, set up Glenwood Furniture at Dunraymond, Monaghan. Susan was a noted artist with the Art Group, Spectrum, and had a number of her works exhibited. She also represented the Emyvale Club in the Novelty Act in the Scór competitions for a number of years and was involved in local drama productions. News of her death was met with disbelief in the area as her illness only became known a few weeks ago and the speed with which her passing came was a huge shock


What I have said about each of the deceased does little to give a full picture of the contribution made by each to the local community over their lifetimes. However each of them will be sadly missed by their families and friends and to them I offer sincere sympathy.


Ar dheis Dé ro raibh a n-anamacha.

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