There was widespread sadness as the news spread of the passing of Moira Kelly of Caraun Road. Moira had a warm and gentle personality that made a huge impression of all that met over many years. In recent years Moira worked at the reception desk at Boston Scientific and made everyone welcome. She had a special imprint on young people who went for interviews or were starting work as Moira would always put them at ease and many would later come back to her and thank her after they got settled into their job.
Moira and her husband Joe, who were both from the midlands, had come to Galway to take up employment in Digital and in later years worked in Compaq nd HP. When the Digital plant closed they moved to APC and Moira later joined Boston Scientific.
Moira was stuck down with serious illness and over a lengthy period fought a great battle in a bid to get the better of it. Despite being told several months ago that her lifespan was going to be cut short, Moira always kept a brave outlook and looked on the positives and continued to be an outgoing person until recent weeks. Tremendous care was given to Moira by her husband Joe and their sons Jason and Joseph. The turnout at her funeral in Claregalway gave an indication of the high esteem in which Moira was held in the community.
The remains of Moira Kelly were removed from Sioraíocht to the Church of the Assumptin and St.James, Claregalway. Following her Funeral Mass where chief celebrant Fr Ian O’Neill Claregalway was joined by Fr Des Walsh PP Lackagh, Fr Charlie Healy PP Carrickedmond and Fr Jonn O’Flannery former PP Lackagh, burial took place in Lackagh Cemetery.
Moira is survived by her husband Joe, sons Jason and Joseph, daughter-in-law Jill, grandson Alex, mother Kathleen, brothers Dessie and Tom, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, uncle, aunts, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.