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  1. Dearest Maggie, it was a great pleasure to know you. When I first met you, I was single and you said you would pray for me to meet a lovely man…..and then came along John. So we are both so grateful to you for your prayers. Happily, you instantly loved John, probably helped by him being half Irish!! Rest in Peace, Vanessa and John xxx

  2. “The tears have all been shed now,
    We’ve said our last goodbyes,
    Her souls been blessed, She’s been laid to rest,
    And it’s now we feel alone,
    She was more than just a Mother, Our teacher and best friend,
    She’ll still be heard in the tunes we’ve shared,
    When we play them on our own,
    We never will forget her, She helped makes us what we are,
    Though she may be gone, Memories linger on,
    And we’ll miss her,
    Our dear Mam/ Granny/ Aunty/ Mother in Law and friend.”
    (With thanks to Phil Coulter and apologies for the slight modification to his words.)
    When I think of Aunty Margaret a series of disparate pictures and thoughts flash through my mind:
    A ball of energy,
    A force of nature,
    She loved being Irish even though she happily adopted England as her homeland and enjoyed her life there,
    Very affectionate and cuddlesome,
    Lovd coming to our pub gigs and sang along with the best of them,
    Fancied herself as an Irish dancer even in her later tears,
    Loved being the centre of attention and would talk into the early hours,
    Was always loving and lovable.
    NI bheidh a leitheid Ann aris,
    Ar dheis De a bheidh a hanam dilis.

  3. Hey Maggie, I have such fond memories of us dancing in the kitchen at parties in Stoke Poges and winding you up by referring to Dermot as Dermie. I have one regret though and that is never thanking you for giving birth to my best mate. Rest in peace my lovely. PGxxx

  4. My Granna was so attentive. She lived to make sure others were succeeding. I have the lightest, clearest memories of us working “together” on crosswords that were far too complicated for my pre-teen understanding—but she still let me have a go, and I always got at least a word or two right! Cracking down on crosswords are what I remember and cherish the most, since those word puzzles she showed me taught me how to be persistent, and never give up. Granna has ingrained a spark of tenacity within me. She always made sure I was working my hardest, and I hope to make her spirit proud by never stopping. I love you & we miss you already, Granna.

  5. So many wonderful memories to choose from, it’s hard just to choose one. but one thing that will always stands out for me is how warm, kind and loving Maggie always was. She would always greet you with the brightest smile and her green blue eyes lit up her face. “How are you Steven” in a her wonderful Irish lilt, “you’re still so handsome” she would always say. Great moments for me would be seeing Maggie and my Nonna having a conversation together which was hilarious to watch and a tv show that never got released. Maggie was always witty and head strong all the way to the end and I’m so happy I got the chance to see her before the Angels came. I believe she’s in a better place now and forever happy reunited with Pa. Rest in peace Maggie and thankyou for gracing our lives, we love you very much.
    God bless,
    love Steven

  6. Auntie Margaret was an absolute legend She was funny, caring, kind and so interesting to talk with. My last memory of Auntie Margaret was taking her to the airport along with mum. We had the greatest laugh going up in the car. When the steward came to take her to the plane, I remember looking at her and my heart just broke, thinking will this be the last time we would see her. Sadly it was. Auntie Margaret had stayed with mum during her visit and it was so lovely to spend the time with her. Auntie Margaret you were an amazing lady and I am so glad that you were a paŕt of my life.
    All my love.

  7. So many wonderful memories to choose from, it’s hard just to choose one. but one thing that will always stands out for me is how warm, kind and loving Maggie always was. She would always greet you with the brightest smile and her green blue eyes lit up her face.
    “How are you Steven” in a her wonderful Irish accent, “you’re still so handsome” she would always say.
    Great moments for me would be seeing Maggie and my Nonna having a conversation together which was hilarious to watch and a tv show that never got released. Maggie was always witty and head strong all the way to the end and I’m so happy I got the chance to see her before the Angels came. I believe she’s in a better place now and forever happy reunited with Pa. Rest in peace Maggie and thankyou for gracing our lives, we love you very much.

    God bless,
    love Steven

  8. So many memories,but cannot forget what Auntie Maggie did for the Nea family when Daddy died in 1963 at age of 44.
    A force of nature always.We will not forget,

  9. Auntie Margaret learning to play golf by her goal instructor, Anthony Halla

  10. A Tribute To My Auntie Margaret
    There is a poem I heard several years ago titled, “The Dash”. It’s about the little dash on your grave stone that separates one’s birth and one’s death. Auntie Margaret lived her dash with a life of love, joy, faith, compassion and kindness everyday.
    She was very special to our entire family. Her love of family was exhibited with being a wonderful sister to my mother, Mary, and a caring aunt to Bobby, Anthony and myself.
    Her young spirit was seen in her smile, laughter and twinkling blue eyes. Her listening ear and advice helped Brent and I with the loss of Anthony and Mommy. Her faith and strength was a witness to all of us. Her prayer for us to have a baby was answered with being blessed with twins.
    It was an Honor and Irish Luck to have my Beautiful Auntie Margaret as part of my life. Enjoy dancing in heaven with your family. We will miss you.
    Love,
    Mary Jo & Brent McDonald

  11. Dearest auntie Margaret you will be missed . You were such a big personality and loved life. I just hope now that your all happy together in heaven with the rest of your family. Loved you so much. Rest in peace Auntie Margaret.❤️❤️❤️

  12. I had the privilege of meeting my Great Aunt Margaret summer before last with mum Anne and Auntie Lily. She was in hospital at the time and we travelled to surprise her. Despite being in hospital we had great smiles, laughs and plenty of reminiscing in the hours we were there with her. Rest in Peace Margaret x

  13. Had the privilege of meeting my Great Aunt Margaret summer before last with mum Anne and Auntie Lily. She was in hospital at the time and we travelled to surprise her. Despite being in hospital we had great smiles, laughs and plenty of reminiscing in the hours we were there with her. Rest in Peace Margaret x

  14. Margaret and I had a special bond every time we we met I made a bee line for her, as I enjoyed her company so much.i travelled with her to new York .at the check in desk at Heathrow I tried to guess her middle name to get a upgrade and guessed it right.somehow we became attached, I was looking for her everywhere and had to board the plane at the last minute.as I walked down the Isle I spotted her ,she looked at me and said ,where the he’ll have you been, I have been here for almost an hour. A wonderful lady.sleep well Margaret.love Peter.

  15. Margaret loved the sentiments in this little poem.

    Stooped Old Man

    A stooped old man and a young man
    chanced to meet one day.
    The young man said to the old man
    In his usual braggart way,
    “Why don’t you walk up straight like me?
    That’s no way to grow old,
    It’s all a form of habit,
    At least that’s what I’m told.”
    The old man gave him a knowing look
    And said, “My dear young friend,
    Have you ever examined your wheat field
    And noticed the heads that bend?
    If not, just look them over
    As harvest time draws nigh,
    You’ll find that the heads that are empty
    Are standing tall and high,
    But the heads that count in the harvest
    Are filled and bending low,
    Awaiting the reaper’s sickle,
    Their time is short, they know.”
    And as the young man passed on by
    He slowly bowed his head,
    No doubt he pondered many a day
    On the things the old man said.

    photo

  16. It was an honour and privilege to paint a watercolour of Newbridge County Kildare, and great hear of the lovely reaction and the happy memories it brought. Thinking of you all. Ro xxx

  17. It was with great sadness we heard of the passing of Auntie Margaret. We enjoyed her company when she came to visit us in Derry. Auntie Margaret was a fountain of knowledge and always had a smile and chat for everyone. She loved getting taken to see her many cousins and friends here in Derry. Auntie Margaret was so glamorous fun loving and intelligent, she will be sadly missed by the Morrows and McCarthy Dermotts in Derry.

  18. The winter it has passed
    And the summer’s come at last
    The small birds are singing in the trees
    And their little hearts are glad
    Ah, but mine is very sad
    Since my true love is far away from me
    And straight I will repair
    To the Curragh of Kildare
    For it’s there I’ll finds tidings of my dear
    The rose upon the briar
    By the water’s running clear
    Brings joy to the linnet and the bee
    And their little hearts are blessed
    But mine can know no rest
    Since my true love is far away from me
    A livery I’ll wear
    And I’ll comb back my hair
    And in velvet so green I will appear
    And straight I will repair
    To the Curragh of Kildare
    For its there I’ll find tidings of my dear
    All you who are in love
    Aye and cannot it remove
    I pity the pain that you endure
    For experience lets me know
    That your hearts are filled with woe
    It’s a woe that no mortal can cure

  19. I first met Margaret in 2006 and we have met several times since which I enjoyed because she was so lively and interesting, I shall miss seeing her beautiful handwriting when we exchanged cards and will always remember her with great affection.

  20. To Mrs J
    An acrostic written for her 90th Birthday
    (she used to do the quiz every week) (and she shared a name with my mum Mrs M Jones!)

    Much gladness Mrs J on this
    Auspicious day
    Indulge your pleasure and
    Relax to hear what I might say . . .
    Evoke the memories that
    Dance within your mind
    Pure thoughts of happiness
    Amongst them you will find;
    Dwell long the love of faily
    Residing in your heart
    Absent friends too, come to mind
    Integral from the start;
    Girl from another country
    Adventurer by trade
    Across the see to England
    To find what could be made;
    Hammersmith and Harrow
    Round streets of West Hampstead
    A long trip out to Poges Stoke
    Collecting in her head,
    High knowledge and remembrance
    The facts both small and great
    Miraculously stored upstairs
    Awaiting time and fate;
    Came passing time and all at once
    Did destiny set sail
    In question form by internet and
    Answers by email
    Results were quite remarkable
    Magnificent it is
    And so it’s Happy Birthday to
    The Duchess of all Quiz.
    Amen

  21. We have such happy memories of dear Maggie. Always fun to be around and her wonderful passion to make you feel so special. We will always remember her with love and fondness, and that wonderful Irish vivacious spirit.
    Sleep well Maggie.

  22. As we travel on our journey though this life, there are not many constants. Auntie Margaret was a constant. Constant in her beliefs, values and love of family. Constant in her tenacity, strength and sense of fun , no matter what life threw her way. An example for us all. We shared so many laughs, giggles and fun times. Love you Auntie Margaret. I will miss you. Rest gently. ❤️

  23. Dearest Maggie, so many memories over the years. You were also a second mother to me from the age of 10. We loved and we laughed and had so many deep conversations. Your uncanny skills at spotting a hidden antique gem from 3 stalls away are legendary and I loved to hear you regale those stories. You touched our lives in so many ways, I hope you knew how very special you were to all of us.

    Maggie Video

  24. I was so sad to not have been by Maggie’s side when she fell asleep. I loved her like a mother and will be forever grateful for all her prayers for me and all my family.
    Her roast dinners, mince pies and sausage rolls at Christmas were legendary, and her devotion and love for her family and ours were limitless.
    God Bless you Maggie…say hello from all of us to Mum, Dad, Maria and Pa.
    I will hold you in my heart forever…….

  25. Auntie Margaret was a force of nature who spoke her mind with humour. She was also kind, an example of this, was when she discovered that as a mischievous 2 or 3yr old I had waded into her make up on her dressing table making short work of lipsticks, blusher etc. Her ‘ah well, she’s only a child..these things happen’ attitude was gratefully received by me and also by my mother!

  26. The small matter of undertaking a transatlantic flight well in to her 90s wasn’t going to keep Maggie away from our wedding. She always maintained that i owed her one on account of her seemingly answered prayers “for her grandson to find a lovely wife”!

  27. “ She gave to us her tenderness, her friendship and her love, and we’ll see her face again, from
    time to time, there, in the sky above…
    We only hope that when it’s time for us to go her way, that she’ll be there to show us around ,
    whenever comes that day. Her love was life and happiness, and in her steps we trace, the way
    to live a better life…….. In some fantastic place.”
    Chris Difford

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Funeral

Date: 22/03/2021
Time: 11:00
St George's Church Sudbury
Location: 970 Harrow Rd, Sudbury London HA0 2QE GB

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