Death Notices

Noreina Browne née Higgins

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Grattan Road, Galway City, Galway

On Saturday, 2 December, Noreina slipped away peacefully after an illness bravely borne, at home surrounded by her loving family and with her dearly loved children by her side. Predeceased by her much-loved husband Seán, her parents Christina and Stephen and brothers Patrick and Thomas.


Deeply mourned by her son Brendan and daughter Maureen, brothers John, Christy and Stephen, sisters Christina, Maureen and Peggy, daughter-in-law Laura, son-in-law Richard, adored grandson Seán, brothers-in-law Seán, Bill, Brian and Gearóid Browne, sisters-in-law Josephine, Eileen, Rita Ann and Mary Higgins and Bernadette and Jason Browne, nephews and nieces, the extended Browne and Higgins family, great neighbours and friends.


Noreina will Repose at the O’Flaherty Funeral Parlour, Munster Avenue (H91V1K8) on Tuesday evening, 5 December from 4.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Removal from her home on Wednesday morning 6 December to arrive at St. Mary’s Church, Claddagh in advance of Requiem Mass at 11 a.m. and following Mass she will be laid to rest in the new cemetery, Bohermore. House Private by request.


Livestreaming link for Mass (This is not a recording)


In her own words,

“The Bed of Heaven to them all”


No Flowers please. Donations if desired to Galway Hospice.


Book of Condolence If you would like to leave a personal message of sympathy for the family please find the online book of Condolence below. Thank you for your thoughtfulness at this time.


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  1. Deepest sympathy to Brendan Maureen and Christy and all the Higgins and Browne family on Noreina s sad passing. RIP.

  2. My condolences to all Noreena’s family. Sorry I couldn’t make the funeral as I was away.
    I knew Noreena all my life and all I can say she was a beautiful Lady it was a privilege to know her.
    May her beautiful gentle soul Rest in Peace.