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It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother, Margaret Isabel (O’Connor) Connolly, age 96, of Guysborough Intervale, who died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, March 22, 2022. Born March 14, 1926, North Riverside Road, she was the daughter of the late John O’Connor and Mary Marr (Whitman). She was a member of St. Patrick’s Altar Society for many years and enjoyed working together with the ladies fundraising and volunteering for many special occasions. She was a devoted Catholic with great faith and very dedicated to her daily prayers. Her smile was warm and gentle. She was very graceful and soft spoken but her inner strength was evident and would shine through, especially during difficult times. She had a remarkable memory and could describe vivid details of past cherished stories where her witty personality would be portrayed. She was an avid card player and loved countless games of auction 45 with friends and family. Many laughs and big meals that she prepared were shared around the kitchen table. Mom and Dad looked forward to going to many card plays and community dances over the years. Mom was a homemaker and a nurturing mother who worked hard to raise 9 children along with the many demanding chores a farm life brings, but she always brought a smile to her many grandchildren with her famous molasses cookies. To have grandchildren close by was always a true blessing to our mom. She is survived by her loving husband of almost 74 years, Kenneth, and 7 children: Theresa, St. John, NB; Philip (Mary), Guysborough Intervale; Martin, Antigonish; Dorothy Delorey, Antigonish; Joanne (John Davis), CT; Laura (Charlie Gabriel), Lower Sackville; Alice (Art Embree), Dartmouth; daughters-in-law, Rose Connolly, Antigonish and Maxine Connolly, Guysborough Intervale; sister, Elizabeth (Sam Crowshaw), Grande Prairie; sisters-in-law, Agnes O’Connor, Guysborough and Josie O’Connor, Antigonish. She was loved by 25 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews, with special thanks to Maureen for her loving support. She was predeceased by daughter, Virginia; sons, Jerome and Peter; son-in-law, Joe Delorey, great-granddaughter, Gwyneth Bowie; brothers, Bernard, Lawrence, Joseph, John and Dave; sister, Catherine and brother-in-law, Robert Fitzpatrick; sister-in-law, Evelyn O’Connor. The family would like to thank Dr. Ranjini, the wonderful nurses and staff at the Guysborough Home Support Agency, especially Mary Ann, Lisa, Kim and the Palliative Care team. A special thank you to Shirley for her loving compassionate care and dedication she showed to our mom. Visitation will be held Sunday, March 27 from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. in St. Patrick’s Hall, Guysborough Intervale and from where funeral mass will be Monday, March 28 at 11 a.m. with her nephew, Father Anthony O’Connor officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Patrick’s Building Fund. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Guysborough. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at: www.haverstocks.com Rest in Peace "Always in our hearts" Visitation Information Visitation Sunday, March 27, 2022 Visitation Time 2-4 and 6-9 p.m Visitation Location St. Patrick’s Hall, Guysborough Intervale Service Information Service Date Monday, March 28, 2022 Service Time 11 a.m. Service Location St. Patrick’s Hall, Guysborough Intervale Burial Information Burial Date Monday, March 28, 2022 Burial Time Following Funeral Mass Burial Location St. Patrick's Parish Cemetery
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