Death Of Mary Blyth, Formerly Thurles, Tipperary

It was with sadness that we learned of the death yesterday, Friday 22nd May 2020, of Mrs Mary Blyth (née Killackey), Kent Road, Cork City, Co. Cork; Shinrone, Co. Offaly and Thurles, Co. Tipperary.


“It is with broken hearts that we announce the death of our much-loved mother Mary, Author and poet (Pen name Yvonne O’Connor) while in her 95th year.”

Beloved wife of the late Robert (Thurles); Mrs Blyth passed away peacefully at her place of residence, in the presence of her loving family.

Mary, (Nee Killackey, Shinrone Co Offaly); loving mother to Charles, Michael, Maria (Murphy), Roberta (Moloney), the late Aengus, Cormac, Edel (Blyth Trindle), Yvonne (Hanley), and Conor; sister of the late Bridie Bowles. Proud grandmother and great grandmother. Will be sadly missed by her nieces; nephews; cousins; daughters-in-law; sons-in-law; extended relatives; neighbours; carers and large circle of friends.

The family in particular wish to thank Joan Hill, Mary Vaughan and Mary Rose for their wonderful support.

“To those who cannot be here with us today,
for Mam a prayer to Jesus say”

Requiescat in Pace.

Funeral Arrangements.

In accordance with current government guidelines on public gatherings this funeral will take place privately.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.

The extended Blyth family wish to express their appreciation for your understanding at this difficult time and have made arrangements for those wishing to send messages of condolence, to use the link shown HERE.

Poetry extract by author: Yvonne O’Connor, (Mary Blyth).

“There’s a tower, a church, a winding street, in a village far away.
Where my loved ones, in a small green plot, await their final day;
There’s a name upon a register, in the church of grey limestone,
Claiming me as one of theirs, in the parish of Shinrone”.


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