The unexpected death occurred of Mary Moran, Borrisoleigh Road, Templemore on Saturday morning May 4th in the Blackrock Clinic.
News of her death came as a great shock to the town of Templemore where both Mary and her husband Ted are held in such high esteem. Mary was a wonderful teacher and during her teaching career she set very high standards in both classroom and staffroom. The Guard of Honour from both past and present members of the I.N.T.O bore testament to her popularity on her removal from Grey’s Funeral Home to the Church of the Sacred Heart on Monday evening last.
Mary taught for many years in Killea N.S. until she transferred to Templemore. Her popularity in Killea N.S could be so obviously gauged by witnessing the numbers of past pupils who came not from Killea alone, but much further afield to attend her funeral. Indeed she made many great friends in Killea during her time there and that friendship remained.
Mary left Killea in 1979 and came to teach in St Colmcille’s Boys School in Templemore which was then known as St Colmcille’s C.B.S Primary School. There she took on the mantle of Remedial Teacher. She worked hard in both her presentation and preparation in her new role which came so easily to a lady of such immense talent. She continued as a very valued member of that teaching staff until 1993 when she retired.
She continued to live a very active life after retirement. She had huge involvement in St Anne’s Special School in Roscrea and later with Busy Hands in our own town.
She was an active member of the I.C.A Guild in Templemore which was borne out when members formed a Guard of Honour at the Sacred Heart Church on Monday to receive her remains. She was also an active member of Templemore Golf Club where she enjoyed a social round of golf in her leisure time.
Mary gave generously of her time and indeed her energy to many charities both locally and elsewhere.
May the soil of St Joseph’s Graveyard rest lightly on the gentle soul of the Clonmel native.
To her husband Ted, her two sons P.J and Padraic, daughters-in-law Anne and Siobhan, sisters Pat and Anne, sister-in-law Carrie and her beloved grandsons Peter and Matthew we offer our deepest sympathy on Mary’s passing.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis.