The late Hannah Mai Brosnan (nee Brosnan) Knocknagoshel

Mrs. Brosnan
The late Mrs. Hannah Mai Brosnan, Woodline, Knocknagoshel. ©Photograph: John Reidy

The death has occurred of Hannah Mai Brosnan (née Brosnan) Woodline, Knocknagoshel.

As a tea-boy and apprentice carpenter / labourer during the building of the new creamery on the Woodline in Knocknagoshel in the very early 1970’s – I think it opened on Fool’s Day of 1971, Mrs. Brosnan was often my saviour with cups of hot tea and if the weather demanded – and it did – fine solid mugs of the soup of the day – long before we knew there was such at thing as soup of the day.

Before the creamery opened next door to the Brosnan home, Mrs. Brosnan launched a little grocery shop and did a great trade there until external forces began to rob rural Ireland of all its magic.

Her son Patrick, one of the finest tradesmen I had the pleasure of working with, also worked on the creamery and on several jobs in Castleisland and elsewhere with contractor, Gene McGillicuddy.

May God be good to her.

Funeral arrangements for the late Hannah Mai Brosnan

Peacefully at her residence, Hannah Mai Brosnan (nee Brosnan), surrounded by her loving family. Predeceased by her beloved husband James ‘Sonny’  Brosnan, sisters, brothers and son-in-law Jackie (Lucey). Hannah Mai will be sadly missed by her loving sons: Jerry, Patrick, and Tim, Caherbreagh, Tralee, daughter Ann Lucey, Kilcummin;  daughters-in-law, Catherine and Doreen, her adored grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, extended family, relatives, kind neighbours and many dear friends. May She Rest in Peace

Reposing at Leahy’s Funeral Home, Knocknagoshel, from 6pm to 8.30pm on Tuesday evening. Requiem Mass will take place for Hannah Mai, in St. Mary’s Church, Knocknagoshel on Wednesday at 12 noon and burial afterwards in Knockane Cemetery, Knocknagoshel. Date Published: Sunday 8th November 2015. Date of Death: Sunday 8th November 2015