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TheOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA death took place on Saturday 2 January at Hillview Nursing Home, Carlow of Mrs Aine Connolly, Kellistown. Aged 94, she was formerly Aine Murphy and was a native of Pollerton Little, Carlow. Her father was a founder member of the Fianna Fail party so its little wonder that one of Aine’s main interests was politics. She also liked sport in general in in latter years was a fan of TV quizzes and game shows.

Her remains reposed at Carpenter’s Funeral Home in Carlow before being removed to St Patrick’s Church, Rathoe for Requiem Mass and burial on Monday 4 January. Because of the restrictions on large gatherings by the government to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus only close family and friends attended the requiem mass celebrated by Rev Jim O’Connell Adm while neighbours and acquaintances gathered by the roadside as the cortege passed through Kellistown en route to the church and others gathered in the churchyard observing social distancing.

Aine is survived by her daughter Murey Healy (Graiguenamanagh), sons Seamus (Tobinstown), Padraig (Brownshill) and Liam, (Kellistown); sister Maura Mahon, (Bennekerry), daughters-in-law, Elizabeth, Michelle and Mary, grandchildren, Gillian, Barry, Lisa, James, Andrew, Henry, Natalia and Mila; great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her husband James in1998 and grandson James Healy and by her siblings, Padraig, Con, Seamus, Sean, Liam and Eileen.