Death of Mrs. Collins, Lakeview, Moylough.

Moylough Heritage Society

Tuam Herald, January 25 1909


We regret to announce the death of the 8th inst. Of Mrs Collins, Lakeview, Moylough, at the fine old age of 81.  Deceased survived her husband by two and a half years, and throughout her long and useful life was highly esteemed and departed by a large circle of friends and acquaintances for a geniality of disposition and wholehearted benevolence.  Her career was one of good works, that of a true Christian who had all along learned the luxury of doing good, and her demise even in the fullness of years will leave a void not easily to be filled in that sphere where her exemplary character will be long remembered and cherished as an example.  Mrs Collins was a devout and practical Catholic, and died in the odour of sanctity, fortified by all the rites of the Church she loved so well.  Father Donnellan, CC, was unremitting in his spiritual ministrations; and she had the    privilege and culminating joy of her life of receiving shortly before her end a visit from his Grace, Archbishop Carr, who gave her the Apostolic Benediction and general absolution.

The very large and representative cortege that attended her remains to the family burial place, Templemoyle, bore testimony in the esteem, veneration and respect in which she was held in the district; and it would be impossible to name all those who took part in the funeral, many of who travelled long distances.  Father Donnellan conducted the burial service.  At the graveside were present Ellen, daughter; Patrick, son; Hugh Emile, grandson and representatives of his father, Dr Collins, who was unable to attend; Maggie and Ellie McLoughlin, nieces; Joseph and Michael McLoughlin, nephews; Michael Heavey and James Donnellan, nephews; P M Hosty, Solr; Francis Meagher, Dr Monaghan, Jas Donoghue, L Morgan, J. Tiernan, R J Blake, M Geraghty, W Hans, M Carr, etc, etc.


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