Obituary

Padraig Moran, Castlebar

The sudden and unexpected death took place on August 28 of Padraig Moran aged 49 years of No 7 Garryduff Drive and formally of Knockthomas, Castlebar. Padraig was the son of the late Martin Moran and Christina (nee Lawless ), the second eldest of a family of five brothers and three sisters.

Padraig suffered from cerebral palsy and was cared for by both his parents up until the death of his father Martin in 1991. His mother Christina then looked after Padraig up until her death in 2000.

For the next five years Padraig was cared for in his home place by his older brother Martin and sister-in-law Breda, who became his main carer, supported by their sons Darren, Fearghal and daughter Lorna.

Padraig’s other brothers John, Michael, Seamus, sisters Mary, Christina and Eileen were all actively involved in supporting Padraig and his carers during this difficult period.

Despite his disability Padraig enjoyed life. He loved to socialise, he loved his music, he loved television and adored his cup of tea. In the last few years of his life Padraig lived in a group home provided by the Western Care Association first in Knockaphunta and then at Garryduff Drive. He also attended the Vocational Training Centre on John Moore Road. With Western Care he loved the freedom and new independence which allowed him to make life choices for himself.

Padraig was very special to his family who miss him dearly, however they find comfort in the knowledge that the two people who brought Padraig into the world will now take over from them and look after him in the next world.

Padraig reposed at the residence of his brother Martin and sister-in-law Breda at Corheens, Breaffy, Castlebar where prayers were led by Rev Fr McCormack CC. He was received into the Church of the Holy Rosary by Rev Fr F Cunnane CC who was also the celebrant of the funeral Mass.

Padraig was laid to rest beside his parents in Turlough cemetery where the blessing of the grave was performed by Rev Fr Burns. He will be sadly missed by his brothers Martin (Corheens, Breaffy ), John (Sligo ), Michael (Parke, Castlebar ), Seamus (Castlebar ), his sisters Mary Whitney (England ), Christina Kearney (Corheens, Breaffy ), Eileen Ainsworth (Corheens, Breaffy ), his uncles, aunts, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and many friends. Donations in his memory may be made to Western Care Association c/o Kilcoyne Funeral Home, Thomas Street, Castlebar. May he rest in peace.

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