The late Jean Fagan.
Jean Fagan, Navan
The business people of Navan joined the family and friends of Jean Fagan for her funeral Mass in St Mary’s Church on Monday morning of this week. The proprietor of the Fagan’s Furniture store on Railway Street in the town died tragically on Thursday evening last. She was 38 years of age.
Deceased was a member of the Blake family of Grange Bective, Navan, and she lived at St Brigid’s Villas with her husband, Liam, and young son, Liam Og. She was predeceased a year ago by her father, Tommy.
Jean Fagan will be remembered as an outgoing and bubbly personality who was always willing to lend a hand or come to the assistance of anybody in need. She was involved in the Navan Arch Club, which was attended by her brother, Johnny, and had for a period been involved in the Trim chapter of the business networking organisation, BNI.
She had a creative and artistic flair, and worked for many years in the furniture industry around Navan, including a period in Fitzpatrick’s Furniture. Jean also worked in many ther stores around the town. A couple of years ago, she decided to use her knowledge and tasteful eye and opened her own business, Fagan’s Furniture, on Railway Street, where she sourced antique furniture and interior goods for clients and customers.
Jean attended Cannistown National School, and went on to St Joseph’s Convent of Mercy in Navan. Just last month, she attended a class reunion of her 1993 Leaving Certificate class from the school.
Jean is survived by her husband, Liam; son, Liam Og; mother, Chrissie; sister Maria; brothers John and Brendan; relatives and a large circle of friends.
She reposed at Grange Bective over the weekend before removal to St Mary’s Church, Navan, on Monday morning, where her funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr Kevin Heery, CC, Navan. Her school friends from St Joseph’s provided a guard of honour from the store on Railway Street, and school children from St Anne’s Primary School in the town, where her son Liam Og is in sixth class, provided a guard of honour in the church grounds before and after the Mass. Family members and friends took part in the ceremony, with the Arch Club flag and flowers from St Brigid’s Villas brought up in the Offertory Procession. Burial took place afterwards in Cannistown Cemetery, where a rendition of ‘There’s Another Star in Heaven Tonight’ was played following the ceremony.
Mary Crahan, Stackallen
The regretted death occurred of Mary Crahan (nee Everard), Stackallen, Slane, on 26th September last at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda.
Deceased (61) was a native of Donore and moved to Stackallen after she married Seamus Crahan in 1975. She was an avid fan of the Western genre of films, a keen gardener and brilliant wife and mother. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.
She is survived by her husband, Seamus; daughters, Carol and Emma Crahan; brothers and sisters, relatives and friends,
Her funeral Mass was celebrated on Monday, 30th September in Rushwee Church followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. The months memory Mass takes place at 7.30pm on Saturday, 26th October, in Rushwee Church.
Paddy McGee, Kilmainhamwood
The death of Patrick (Paddy) McGee, Tavis, Kilmainhamwood, Kells, after a very brief and sudden illness brought great sadness and shock to his family and the surrounding community. Paddy passed away peacefully at Our Lady’s Hospital, Navan, aged 82 years, on 25th September last.
A native of Limerick, the family moved to Tavis when he was 14. Paddy gained employment at Gypsum Industries, Kingscourt at the age of 20 and soon worked his way up to supervisory level. He worked at Gypsum for 47 years before retiring in 1998. Deceased was a highly respected staff member of Gypsum, had many great friends, with the local GAA proving to be one of the main topics discussed, along with the Meath team. Throughout his life, Paddy took a keen interest in his local community and church where he sang for many years in the choir. Paddy also had a committed interest in Kilmainhamwood GAA teams and coached the camogie teams at various under-age levels, and took great pride in his involvement.
He also took great pleasure and was very proud in seeing his son Raymond play for Meath at senior and under age levels for many years. Married for just under 50 years, Paddy together with Molly were immensely proud of each and every one of their children with their five grand children happily fulfilling their lives. While Paddy loved the GAA, his biggest love was no doubt Limerick hurling. Paddy followed the various Limerick hurling squads all his life and even professed to play hurling at under-age level back when he resided in Limerick.
The large attendance at Paddy’s wake in his residence at Tavis and in Kilmainhamwood Church for the ceremonies was indicative of the popularity of this grand quiet and courteous gentleman. The funeral took place in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Kilmainhamwood, to the local cemetery where he was buried alongside his father, Peter, and mother, Margaret.
He was also predeceased by his brothers, Michael, Eamonn, Pascal; sisters, Phyllis, who was his twin, and Moira, and an infant brother, Joe, who passed away at the age of two while the family still resided in Limerick.
He is survived by his wife Molly; sons Paul, Peter and Raymond; daughters, Angela, Mary and Sylvia; grandchildren, Rian, Kian, Caoimhin, Milo and Grace, daughters-in-law, son-in-law; sisters, Esther McDermott, Marracloon, Co Monaghan, Jane Rennick, Rathfarnham, Dublin and Greta McGloughlin, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin; in-laws; relatives and friends. A month’s memory Mass will take place on Sunday 3rd November at 11.15am in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Kilmainhamwood.
Rosemary Eivers, Trim
There was widespread regret following the passing of Rosemary Eivers, Roristown, Trim, on 11th July last, aged 91, at St Joseph’s Nursing Unit, Trim.
A native of Crookedwood, Castlepollard, Co Westmeath, deceased was daughter of late Charles and Brigid Fagan. Her father, a farmer, was Fine Gael TD from 1933 to 1961 for Westmeath/Longford. She was wife of the late Vincent Carew Eivers, a well-known dairy farmer and one the founders of the Drogheda Producers Co-op, who died in September 1997.
Rosemary grew up on the shores of Lough Derravaragh, where she swam, boated, fished and hunted. She worked in the Central Bank in Dublin before she married Vincent in 1946.
She was a devoted wife and mother to her family, rearing poultry and making butter. She was stylish, and always a lady and generous to a fault. Rosemary hosted many hunts and parties for the Meath Hunt and Tara Harriers. In the racing world, she owned and bred a few winners, such as Francis Charles, which won the Farmers Chase in Navan in 1955. She won a car in 1953, after entering a competition in the Sunday Press. After that no child on her road was left to walk to school.
During her life time she collected for the jubilee nurse, was secretary of the Farm Apprentice Board in the seventies and PRO to Trim Country Market and a loyal member until its closure in 1999.
She always had a smile, kind word and a compliment for everyone. Rosemary had great devotion to her faith, and all her family were around her bedside when she passed away.
Rosemary Eivers is survived by her family, Frank and Agnes Eivers, Roriston Lodge, Kennastown, Trim, Marie and John Walsh, Seaview House, Windgates, Bray, Co Wicklow.; Vincent and Rita Eivers, Horse Park House, Kennastown, Trim Co. Meath; Stephen and Finola Eivers, Boraceva House, Graney East, Baltinglass Co Wicklow; Charlie Eivers, Roriston, Trim, Willie Eivers and Deirdre Loughran, Wilderwood, Roristown, Trim, Brigid and Conor Murphy, The Racing Gate, Kennastown, Trim; brothers, Edward Fagan, Rathcolman, Mullingar Equestrian Centre, Co Westmeath, Dr James Fagan, Grange House, Marley Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16, Frank Fagan, Gartlandstown House, Castlepollard, Co Westmeath; grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She was laid to rest with Vincent, alongside her grandson, Paul Eivers in St Loman’s Cemetery, Trim, after Requiem Mass in St Brigid’s Church, Boardsmill.
Declan Rooney, Kingscourt
There was much sadness over a wide area following the sudden passing of Declan Rooney, Kilnalun, Kingscourt, at his home on 29th September last.
Aged 32, Declan was a son of Josephine and the late Tom Rooney. He attended Carrickleck NS and Bailieboro Community School. After completing his Junior Certificate, he undertook an apprenticeship as a steel fabricator with Mac Fab, Magheracloone. After completing his apprenticeship, he began working with Fuss Products, Kingscourt, and most recently was employed by Cooper Insulation, Carlanstown.
Declan was a keen sportsman and played underage football with Kingscourt Stars GFC before transferring to Meath Hill GFC where he played under 21 and junior football.
He also had a great interest in soccer and made many trips across the Irish Sea to cheer on his beloved Liverpool FC. Declan’s many other interests included fishing, golf, indoor soccer, racquet ball.
Declan took great pride in his home which he built with his wife Sarah at Kilnalun in 2006 where they enjoyed many happy times, with their two young children, Declan and Ellamae.
At Declan’s funeral Mass in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kingscourt, gifts brought to the altar included a family photograph, Declan’s Liverpool Jersey, and his first copybook from his time at Carrickleck NS.
Declan will be remembered as someone who enjoyed life to the full and lived every minute. His relaxed easy going attitude to life was reflected in the fact that he always seemed to have a smile on his face and was always in good humour.
Deceased is survived by his wife Sarah, son Declan, daughter Ellamae, mother Josephine, brothers Thomas, Peter, Paul and Damien, sisters Marie and Therese, mother-in-law Geraldine, father-in-law Michael, sisters-in-law Leonie and Grace, brother-in-law Oisin, and a large extended family.
The Funeral Mass took place in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kingscourt, on Wednesday 2nd October, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.
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