Funeral of Josephine Pender
A funeral Mass is due to take place to celebrate the life of Josephine Pender in Co Offaly today. Mrs Pender’s daughter Fiona was seven months pregnant when she vanished without a trace in August 1996. Josephine never gave up hope of finding her daughter and unborn grandchild and continued to appeal for information. Last August she repeated that appeal as she attended an annual event in her daughter’s memory. Her funeral Mass will take place at 10am in St Colmcille’s Church, Durrow, Co Offaly, with burial after in the adjoining cemetery.