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Maclean, Mary

Mary Maclean The funeral has taken place of Mary Maclean, nee Cullen, from Cavan, Ireland. She was a much loved mother of Maureen, Donella, Roddy, Julia, Katherine and her late son Cavan, beloved sister of Pat, Rose, and the late Charlie, Mattie and Josie. She loved her 18 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren who will miss her greatly. Mary was born 1916 in County Cavan, a place she always called home, in a large farmhouse in Drumhowra. When she was 20, she moved to Wallasey to work, where she met and married Donald Maclean, a well-travelled merchant seaman from the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. When the Second World War started, she moved to the Isle of Lewis. Afterwards she had a short time in the Orkneys, and then back to Wallasey. In 1950, Mary, Donald and family moved to Lostock Gralam where she lived for over 50 years. Unfortunately Mary was widowed in 1962 with 5 children still at home. Mary worked hard as a nurse at Cranford Lodge, Knutsford and Northwich Infirmary, regularly working nights. Forced to retire from the NHS at 65, she immediately got a job at Heathbrook nursing home until she was over 70 - still going on her bike. Her belief was always very important to her, as was family. Mary was an active member of St Wilfrid’s RC Church, where her funeral mass took place on 2nd June, celebrated by Father Pat Munroe and Canon Healey. Mary died on 25th May. Every member of her family will really miss her.

Maclean Mary

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