15 November 2008

A remarkable family reunion/funeral

Margaret Mary Ward (87), from County Galway, Ireland, was buried last Wednesday in Salford, near Manchester, England, to where she had emigrated with her late husband Charles in 1963. Their 12 surviving children of 15 were present, as well as all 172 grandchildren, the eldest 51, the youngest only 11, their first time ever to gather together. Margaret, or 'Maggie' as she was known, also had 36 great-grandchildren and 18 great-great-grandchildren.
You can read the report in today's The Irish Times.

As we say in Irish, Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam, may her soul be at the right hand of God.

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