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Maureen Sewell RIP: It is with sadness that I publish the death of Maureen Sewell, nee O’Reilly, which occurred peacefully at her home in Annacloy, Smithboro, Monaghan, on Saturday, January 4th 2020. She is predeceased by her late Husband Ted; her son, Brendan; her grandson, Anthony and her brother Peter O'Reilly. She leaves behind to mourn her passing: her sons - Eamon, Seamus and Ruairí; her daughters - Marie, Deirdre and Áine; her sons-in-law - Patsy, Niall and Darren; her daughters-in-law - Denise, Tracy and Ann Marie; her 16 grandchildren and her brother, Brendan O'Reilly. Her remains will be brought to St. Mary’s Church, Threemilehouse, for Requiem Mass on Monday at 11.00am with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. May her gentle soul rest in eternal peace. On May 10th 2002 at a huge public meeting held in the Hillgrove Hotel the Monaghan Community Alliance was elected and representatives from various community organisations were appointed to that committee. Maureen Sewell was elected to represent the ICA. At the first meeting of the Alliance, Maureen was elected Secretary, a position she held until her final illness and a position she fulfilled with great commitment and ability. She attended all meetings and activity of the committee and contributed greatly with her practical and level- headed input to all debates and planning at our meetings. She could also raise our spirits with her sense of humour when Government, Health Board, HSE or politician let us down or deluded us with false promises. At times she encouraged the Alliance to take stronger action to convince the authorities that they were going to put the Health services into a downward spin and put so many lives in danger and cause so many needless premature deaths. Indeed when we look at our health services today was must agree that her prediction came about and that the centralisation plans, as enforced by the Government, have failed to enhance our services or provide the sick of our community with proper and timely attention. Maureen was also very involved in the ICA and she made time for both and gave her time, energy and knowledge to both organisations. She introduced the National President to the threat to Monaghan Hospital and also to other hospitals throughout the country and provided an opportunity for the Alliance to address the National and local committees of the ICA regarding our fight and the future of our health services. Throughout our efforts to retain services in Monaghan General Hospital, Maureen was a great motivator and full of encouragement and could always suggests ways round an obstacle. As secretary, she maintained an accurate record of our meetings and our activity and it was a poor meeting if she did not give us all a laugh before we went home. She did all of this through the goodness of her heart and from concern for others and Monaghan County Council recognised her huge contribution to the Monaghan Alliance and to the community by making her a recipient of their Community Award. Our picture shows Mayor Matt Carthy, making the presentation. With her are Kathleen McCarville, her good friend and ‘chauffeur’ and myself. The Community Alliance members are very sad at her passing and have wonderful memories of her. Maureen has now gone to her eternal reward and the Lord is bound to take her loving work for the community, for individuals and her own family into consideration and give her a very comfortable place in his kingdom. To her family and friends we offer our sincere sympathies. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.
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Maureen Sewell RIP: It is with sadness that I publish the death of Maureen Sewell, nee O’Reilly, which occurred peacefully at her home in Annacloy, Smithboro, Monaghan, on Saturday, January 4th 2020. She is predeceased by her late Husband Ted; her son, Brendan; her grandson, Anthony and her brother Peter O'Reilly. She leaves behind to mourn her passing: her sons - Eamon, Seamus and Ruairí; her daughters - Marie, Deirdre and Áine; her sons-in-law - Patsy, Niall and Darren; her daughters-in-law - Denise, Tracy and Ann Marie; her 16 grandchildren and her brother, Brendan O'Reilly. Her remains will be brought to St. Mary’s Church, Threemilehouse, for Requiem Mass on Monday at 11.00am with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. May her gentle soul rest in eternal peace. On May 10th 2002 at a huge public meeting held in the Hillgrove Hotel the Monaghan Community Alliance was elected and representatives from various community organisations were appointed to that committee. Maureen Sewell was elected to represent the ICA. At the first meeting of the Alliance, Maureen was elected Secretary, a position she held until her final illness and a position she fulfilled with great commitment and ability. She attended all meetings and activity of the committee and contributed greatly with her practical and level-headed input to all debates and planning at our meetings. She could also raise our spirits with her sense of humour when Government, Health Board, HSE or politician let us down or deluded us with false promises. At times she encouraged the Alliance to take stronger action to convince the authorities that they were going to put the Health services into a downward spin and put so many lives in danger and cause so many needless premature deaths. Indeed when we look at our health services today was must agree that her prediction came about and that the centralisation plans, as enforced by the Government, have failed to enhance our services or provide the sick of our community with proper and timely attention. Maureen was also very involved in the ICA and she made time for both and gave her time, energy and knowledge to both organisations. She introduced the National President to the threat to Monaghan Hospital and also to other hospitals throughout the country and provided an opportunity for the Alliance to address the National and local committees of the ICA regarding our fight and the future of our health services. Throughout our efforts to retain services in Monaghan General Hospital, Maureen was a great motivator and full of encouragement and could always suggests ways round an obstacle. As secretary, she maintained an accurate record of our meetings and our activity and it was a poor meeting if she did not give us all a laugh before we went home. She did all of this through the goodness of her heart and from concern for others and Monaghan County Council recognised her huge contribution to the Monaghan Alliance and to the community by making her a recipient of their Community Award. Our picture shows Mayor Matt Carthy, making the presentation. With her are Kathleen McCarville, her good friend and ‘chauffeur’ and myself. The Community Alliance members are very sad at her passing and have wonderful memories of her. Maureen has now gone to her eternal reward and the Lord is bound to take her loving work for the community, for individuals and her own family into consideration and give her a very comfortable place in his kingdom. To her family and friends we offer our sincere sympathies. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.