The Late Daisy O’Connor, 7 Castleview and late of Church Street, Castleisland

The late Daisy O’Connor (right) at a Castleisland Racing Committee cheque presentation ceremony at Skevenas Bar in 2004 with from left: Nina Tangney and Kit Murphy representing St. Mary of the Angels, Beaufort receiving their share of the proceeds from Queen of the Races 2004, Majella Neligan. Committee chairman, Charlie Farrelly hands over a cheque to Castleisland Day Care Centre representatives, Monica Prendiville and Daisy. ©Photograph: John Reidy 09/07/2004

The death has occurred of Daisy O’Connor, nee O’Connell, 7 Castleview, Castleisland and late of Church Street, Castleisland.

Peacefully on January 7th, surrounded by her loving family at the Bon Secours Hospital Tralee.

Sadly missed by her loving husband Phil, her devoted family: John, Maria and Philip, daughters-in-law Michelle and Deirdre, her adored grandchildren Mairead, Larisa and Nathan, nephews, nieces, all extended family, relatives, neighbours and many friends. May Her Gentle Soul Rest In Peace

Daisy O’Connor –  One of the Golden Age of Doers

The photograph above is only one of many featuring the late Daisy O’Connor engaged in an activity which benefited the community she was born into and lived in to the end of her 88 years.

Others in my file include her in theatrical disguise in either the Ivy Leaf Art Centre or on the street during the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

She was one of a golden age who went out and did things. She was a tireless worker on behalf of the Castleisland Day Care Centre with the likes of Monica Prendiville when it needed their equals to get it up and going.

Daisy was also in the thick of the setting up of the senior citizens’ support group with Nicholas Kerins, Ann O’Connor, Mullaghmarkey and the late Garda Eugene Leonard.

Much earlier she was also involved in the Tops of the Town which led directly to the building of Castleisland Community Centre in the early 1970s.

She was of a generation to which all these unengraved, unscripted but tangible monuments now stand for the benefit of the community they lived in and served to the best of their abilities and beyond.

May God be Good to her.

Funeral Arrangements

Reposing at her residence at 7 Castleview, Castleisland (Eircode V92 D2N2) on this  Thursday evening from 4pm to 8pm.

Funeral arriving to Castleisland Parish Church on Friday morning for Requiem Mass at 11am followed by Private Cremation.

No flowers please. Donations, if desired, to Palliative Care c/o Tangney’s Funeral Home, Castleisland.

Date Published: Wednesday 8th January 2020. Date of Death: Tuesday 7th January 2020.