The Late Gabie Keane (née Herlihy) Castleisland and Farranfore

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The late Gabie Keane (nee Herlihy) Castleisland and Farranfore. ©Photograph: John Reidy

The death has occurred of Gabie Keane (nee Herlihy), O’Connell Demesne, Limerick Road., Castleisland, Co Kerry and late of Herlihy’s Bar, Farranfore.

January 20th 2017 (peacefully) in the loving care of the staff of the Bon Secours Hospital, Tralee, surrounded by her family.

Beloved wife of the late Bill Keane and cherished mother of Nuala, Noel, William and Gerard. Sadly missed by her loving family, daughters-in-law, son-in-law, niece, grandchildren, great-grand-children, all extended family, relatives, neighbours, friends and carers. R.I.P.

 Funeral Arrangements

Reposing at her residence today, Saturday, from 3pm to 8pm. Funeral arriving to Castleisland Parish Church tomorrow, Sunday morning, for Requiem Mass at 11.30am. Burial afterwards in Kilbanivane Cemetery, Castleisland.

May She Rest In Peace

Date Published: Friday 20th January 2017. Date of Death: Friday 20th January 2017

Gabie – A Career Giver and Provider

There are people for whom a niche is kept in the hearts of friends and members of their community. That’s almost always for services rendered at one time or another along the journey we’re all on.

Those people, that kind of person is a career giver, a life long provider of love and light. Communities aren’t full of them – you could fit them in the proverbial handful.

Gabie Keane was one – most certainly. Her full, 88 year long, life came to its natural conclusion yesterday.

Personification of Style

Gabie was the personification of artistic style and talent. She couldn’t help it – pure style came so naturally to her. There were only two people in my meandering career of news peddling that I downed tools for and complied the summons issued from their quarters.

I always came away brightened and enlightened from these ‘invitations’ from either Gabie or Michael O’Donohoe.

There’s so much more to say about Gabie and her considerable involvement in the life of the community here. I’ll do so during the week with the input of her friends and entertainment co-conspirators. May God be good to her.

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