Nora's family would like to acknowledge and thank all those whose tributes and kind condolences have been a support and comfort so much appreciated. We little knew in what love and regard our late mother was held, as revealed in the words of old friends and neighbours, and indeed of the children and grandchildren of those same friends and neighbours. From near and far, from her native Cork City, from America and Iceland and Spain, and not least from Dagenham in Essex where many were dear to her, came loving words. Thank you all.
Her last three years were spent at Grange Con Nursing Home, where the highest care was provided to her in warm and friendly surroundings in which family visits were made a most agreeable experience. Our special thanks is owed there. Mention should also be made here of the team at Mercy Hospital, Cork, whose expertise saved Nora for us for another eight years.
In Fr Tomas Walsh, her chaplain in the last years when she was confined at home, was found a remarkable man whose acquaintance we were privileged to make and would wish to retain.
To O'Connor Bros., whose advance guidance with funeral arrangements was of great help, we would wish also to express our appreciation.
Here is a photo of Nora, taken at Grange Con, in which she is still wearing that special, slightly rougish smile, and very much herself.