Mary Moloney

Died on October 11, 2018
The death occurred on Thursday October 11th of Mary Moloney (née Mc Namara), Clonmoher, Bodyke, in her 102nd year. Reposed in the Church of the Assumption Bodyke on Saturday October 13th from 5.30pm with prayers at 7.30pm. Requiem Mass was celebrated on Sunday 14th at 12 noon with burial afterwards in Kilnoe Cemetery.
May she rest in peace.
Mary Moloney (1917-2018)
When a person reaches advanced old age,
after having lived a full life,
dying becomes almost as natural
as the picking of a ripe apple
or the falling of a brightly coloured leaf in autumn.
The harvest is gathered in,
the journey ended,
the story told.
Life’s task is finished
and neatly bound together like a sheaf of wheat.
There is a roundness about the person’s life,
a sense of completion and fulfilment;
and while there is sadness at the leaving
there is joy too,
so much so that the funeral becomes a celebration.
Such a death is like the coming of sleep
after a long and rewarding day’s work.
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