UNEXPECTED DEATH OF MITCHELSTOWN SHOPKEEPER
The business community of Mitchelstown received, with a deep sense of shock on Wednesday morning, news of the death of Mary Walsh of The Treasure Chest, Lower Cork Street.
While Mary had been fighting cancer for the past number of months, her death came unexpectedly. She died on Tuesday night at Cork University Hospital surrounded by her heartbroken family.
A native of Richmond Hill, Cork city, Mary was hugely respected in the antique trade and in particular, was acknowledged as an expert in antique jewellery.
In business at Lower Cork Street, Mitchelstown for close on thirty years, her beloved Treasure Chest has been a haven for seekers of quality pieces of furniture, antique collectables and giftware.
In her seventy first year, Mary was a keen art lover and found great peace and enjoyment as an artist herself over the past number of years. She loved her native city and was a dedicated follower of the Cork hurling and football teams.
She had a wide circle of friends and she will be greatly missed by her business colleagues and customers but none more so than by her sorrowing family.
Her remains will be lying in repose at O’Brien’s Funeral Home between 5 and 8pm on Saturday with burial on Sunday after 12 o’clock Mass in Brigown Cemetery.
She is survived and sadly missed by her loving sons John, Edward and Maurice; daughters Claire and Rosemary, her extended family, Ned and her special friend Tommy.
Thursday 21st April 6:42pm