Widespread sadness as Camross loses Sadie

Fr. Martin Delaney and his mother Sadie Delaney with the Bishop of Ossory Seamus Freeman.
There is widespread sadness in Camross and beyond this week as a family and community mourns the passing of Sadie Delaney.

There is widespread sadness in Camross and beyond this week as a family and community mourns the passing of Sadie Delaney.

Mrs Delaney, who passed away on Saturday October 19 at the Midlands Regional Hospital, Portlaoise, will be mourned by many who knew her and benefited from her work in the community over many years.

Camross based Councillor Michael Lalor said that she was a hard worker who had a special love for the GAA.

“She was a great woman to us in the hurling years ago. When we had no way of cooking she would cook the soup at home and carry it to the GAA hall. She was everywhere in her younger days, and she wasn’t afraid of a bit of work”.

The Leinster Express also passes on its sympathy to her family. Mrs Delaney served diligently over many years as our notes corresponent for the Camrosss area. Her dedication to the job was invaluable to the newspaper and her community.

Pre-deceased by her husband Denis, Mrs Delaney is sadly missed by her family Michael, Pat, Brendan, Mona, Vera and Fr Martin, her sister Lily (Sheeran), sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.

She was reposed at her residence from Sunday last with removal on Monday evening to St Fergal’s Church, Camross. Requiem mass on Tuesday at 12 noon followed by burial in the local cemetery.