Death Notices

Elizabeth also known as Betty Cooney nee Reilly

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Newcastle, Galway

Formerly of Glasgow, Scotland


On 24 February 2024, Elizabeth died peacefully surrounded by her loving family after a short illness at University Hospital Galway.


Predeceased by her late husband Joseph; Pat and baby Margaret, her darling grandson Cillian, siblings Maureen, Tommy, Cathy, Patrick (Sonny) and John.


Dearly missed by her sons and daughter; Kathleen, Kevin, Gerard, Sean and Derek, daughters-in-law; Hilary, Trudi and Ita, grandchildren; Aisling, Sinéad, Shane, Ben, Gary, Oisín, Charles, Linda, Karen, Jennifer and Owen, her great grandchildren, her nieces, nephews, many relatives, friends and neighbours.


Reposing at the O’Flaherty Funeral Parlour, Munster Avenue, Galway (H91 V1K8) on Tuesday, 27 February 2024 from 5:00 p.m. with Removal at 6:30 p.m. to the Church of the Sacred Heart, Seamus Quirke Road, Galway. Requiem Mass will be celebrated for Elizabeth on Wednesday, 28 February 2024 at 11 a.m. Following Mass, she will be laid to rest with her late husband Joe in Rahoon Cemetery. Family flowers only. Memorial donations, if desired, can be made in memory of Elizabeth to Croí Galway. Link


An honest woman lies here at rest.

A friend to all, to truth she held fast.

Few hearts like hers, with virtue warm’d,

Few heads with knowledge so inform’d;

If there’s another world, she lives in bliss;

If there is none, she made the best of this

May she rest in peace


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