Kilcoyne Funeral Home Thomas St Castlebar Co Mayo

Mary Heraty (née Duffy), Cloonkeen, Castlebar and formerly of Drummin, Westport

Mary Heraty (née Duffy),

Cloonkeen, Castlebar and formerly of Drummin, Westport - unexpectedly, at her residence on 9th January 2024.

Mary HeratyPredeceased by her beloved husband John  (Johnny) and her parents Peter and Annie Duffy (Drummin) and her sister-in-law Mary Duffy (Swinford).

Mary will be sadly missed by her brothers Joe (Swinford), Peter (Dublin), Michael Joe (Drummin), Gerry (Drummin),  her sisters-in-law, brother-in-law,  nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, neighbours and a wide circle of friends.

May her gentle soul rest in peace.

Mary started her working life as a young girl in Travenol Laboratories (now Baxter Healthcare), Castlebar where she made many lifelong friends.  She later worked in Davitt House, Bests Castlebar and she finished her working career in Dunnes Stores,  Castlebar.  Mary was  a people person and she loved nothing more than meeting and chatting with friends old and new.  She had a pleasant disposition which  endeared  her to the many people she came in contact with during her working day. Mary had a great interest in fashion  and style and always had a smile for everyone.

Mary married the love of her life John Heraty  and they set up home in Cloonkeen,  Castlebar where they enjoyed their life until John’ s health deteriorated and eventually his illness required him to be hospitalised.  Mary visited her beloved  John  twice or three times most days, while he was in hospital but  sadly John passed away in 2013.  A heartbroken Mary continued to work but her own health deteriorated and she retired from the job she loved in recent years.

Mary will repose in St. Aiden’s Room, St Patrick’s Church, Islandeady, Castlebar on Thursday evening 11th January 2024 from 6 o’clock with removal to the adjoining church at 7.30pm.

Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday 12th at 12 noon in St. Patrick’s Church, Islandeady.

Mary will be laid to rest with her beloved husband John  in Islandeady cemetery.

Funeral Mass can be viewed on Kilcoyne Funeral Directors, Facebook page.

Messages of condolence can be left below for the family or you can write to the family c/o Kilcoyne Funeral Home, Thomas Street,  Castlebar F23 HT38.

Family flowers only please.  Donations, if desired, to the National Council for the Blind Ireland c/o Kilcoyne Funeral Directors,  Thomas Street,  Castlebar  087 264 8869 

All enquiries to Kilcoyne’s Funeral Home, Thomas Street,  Castlebar.