The family of the late Mrs May Byrne, late of Rathgannon, Warrenpoint, wish to express their gratitude to all who sympathised with them in their recent bereavement. We are indebted to all our neighbours, friends and relations who called at the Sands family home at Annaghbane, attended the funeral or sent Mass cards and messages of sympathy. Our sincere thanks to Canon Francis Brown and Fr Charles Byrne for their concelebration of May’s funeral Mass, to Terry Rafferty, organist, and Roisin Devlin, soloist, for the music and to Heaney Keenan undertakers for the dignity of the funeral arrangements.
We are very grateful to the staff of Our Mother of Mercy Nursing Home, Newry, for their dedicated care of May over the last five years.
As it would be impossible to thank everyone individually, we trust that this acknowledgement will be accepted by all with our sincere thanks.
Month’s Mind Mass for May will be celebrated on Sunday 31 December at 10.30pm at St Mary’s Church, Chapel Street, Newry.
BYRNE (née Sands) May – (Newry) November 28th, 2023. Peacefully in the loving care of Our Mother of Mercy Home surrounded by her loving family.
Dearly beloved wife of the late Gerry McCann and Pat Byrne and cherished sister of Bridie Conlon, John, Peter, Francis, Kieran and the late Seamus, Hugh, George, Gerald, Sr. Maoil Iosa, Madge Daly and Kathleen McGrath. May she Rest In Peace.
Mary’s remains will repose at the Sands’ family home, 29 Cargabane Road, Donaghmore on Wednesday and Thursday from 5pm – 8pm. Funeral on Friday at 10.30am for 11.30am Requiem Mass in St Mary’s Church, Chapel Street, Newry. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Our Lady of Loudres pray for her.
She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her sorrowing sister, brothers, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces and the Sands McCann and Byrne family circle.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Patricia Heaney, Heaney Keenan Funeral Directors, Newry (028) 302 62965.