Peg Travelled In Her Golden Years:

Wednesday, 14 November 2007 15:27 News

Peg Travelled In Her Golden Years:


The death took place in her own home at the end of Carrick Street on October 20th of Margaret (Peg) O Connor. Peg as she was well known was 83 years of age. She had been born just over the parish boundary on the Drangan road. She married Mikey Connors (Michael O Connor) and they reared their large family in Carrick St, until Mikey died in 1982.

Mrs Peggy o Connor

She and her late husband had suffered tragedy three years before hen their son Paul was killed in an accident on his way home from school. 

During her golden years Peg became a great traveller. Confined to home by family duties Peg began to travel all over the world as her family spread out to the United States and England. She also travelled to Lourdes a number of times.

At her funeral Mass one of the items displayed was a candle brought home to her from Lourdes by her neighbours, the Reilly family. Peg was one of a number of local ladies who made the annual pilgrimage each year to the Holycross Novena. Her travels by bus also extended to trips to bingo of which she was very fond

The large crowds who visited her home where she reposed, attended her removal or funeral Mass and burial attested to the esteem in which she and her family were held. Her remains were removed from her home to St Michael’s church for final obsequies. In attendance were Fr McGrath PP, Mullinahone, Fr Lambe PP, Drangan, Canon Ryan PP, Killenaule and Fr O Leary, St Oliver’s Clonmel. 

All of Peg’s family were gathered from all over the world for her funeral. This was the second time that the whole family had gathered in a very short period, as they had also come together when their mother’s illness was diagnosed. 

The items displayed at her funeral Mass told the story of Peg’s life, which was centered on family. Home craft featured large in her life. She was a great housekeeper with a love of flowers. She was also a daily attender at Mass. 

The readers at her funeral Mass were her grand-daughters Lisa O Connor and Deirdre McEvoy. The prayers of the faithful were recited by her grandchildren Niamh, Amy, Michelle, Nathan, Sean and by family friend Roger Quirke. The offertory gifts were presented on behalf of the family by Timmy O Connor (son) and Marie Cuddihy (daughter). The symbols of her life were displayed by her grandchildren Kevin O Connell, Michael O Connor, Katie McCarthy, John Paul McCarthy, Michael O Connor and great grand-daughter Tori. Peg O Connor had 58 great grandchildren, another of whom was a server at her funeral Mass. Two other members of her family, grand-daughters Geraldine and Amy were the ones who covered their grandmother’s coffin with the pall at her removal to St. Michael’s. 

After her funeral Mass Peg’s remains were interred in the family plot in St Michael’s cemetery, Killaghy. 

To her family and their families we extend our condolences. Peg’s daughters are Bridget (New Hampshire); Eileen (New Hampshire); Kathleen (Ballingarry); Margaret (Wolverhamption); Marie (Drangan); Noreen (Newmarket, Co. Cork); Teresa (London); Ann (Wolverhamption); and Bernadette (Boston) and her sons Michael (Wolverhamtion); Pat (Killenaule); Timmy (Clonmel); Denis (Wolverhamption); and Liam (Fethard). May the soul of Margaret (Peg) O Connor rest in peace. 

We are unlikely to see her likes again as she was part of a fast vanishing group who are becoming all too scarce on the ground. 

Peg’s month’s mind Mass will be on November 23 at 8pm.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 July 2008 14:46