Much sad­ness as Lady O’Con­nell laid to rest

The Kerryman (Tralee Edition) - - KERRY’S BIG CHILL -

THERE has been sad­ness in the Kil­lar­ney area this week at the pass­ing of El­iz­a­beth, Lady O’Con­nell, of Lake­view House, House, whose Re­quiem Mass took place yes­ter­day (March 6) at the Church of Christ, Prince of Peace, Fossa, a Church she had fund-raised tire­lessly for dur­ing her life.

Born in 1923, Lady O’Con­nell passed away peace­fully at her home last Thursday. She was a mem­ber of the MacCarthy-O’Leary fam­ily of Mill­street, Cork, and in 1953 she mar­ried the late Sir Mor­gan O’Con­nell, 6th Baronet O’Con­nell, of Lake­view, Kil­lar­ney, and Bally­beg­gan.

A Trustee of Muck­ross House, in her younger years she pro­vided nurs­ing care as a civil­ian to mil­i­tary per­son- nel in the Sec­ond World War.

“I con­cel­e­brated the Mass with Fr Liam McCarthy,” Fr Tom Looney ex­plained to The Ker­ry­man fol­low­ing Tuesday’s Re­quiem Mass.

“She was born in Kent but be­came well-known lo­cally for her in­volve­ment with row­ing in Fossa and for her ex­ten­sive char­ity work and fund-rais­ing, in­clud­ing with her hus­band for the Prince of Peace Church in Fossa.

“She was also an Area Com­mis­sion for Kerry Girl Guides,” Fr Looney added.

Lady O’Con­nell is sur­vived by her chil­dren, Frances, Sue, Mau­rice, John, Katie and Claire; her grand­chil­dren; and ex­tended fam­ily.

She was laid to rest yes­ter­day at the fam­ily plot on the grounds of St Lelia’s Church.

El­iz­a­beth, Lady O’Con­nell.

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