Marie Manning{née Blackburne}

Name of Person: Marie Manning{née Blackburne}
Date of death: Monday 21st August 2023
Area: Loughanure, Clane, Kildare

Blackburne, Marie {formerly Manning}, of Loughanure, Clane, Co. Kildare, peacefully passed away on August 21st, 2023. She was surrounded by love and received exceptional care from the staff at St. Marks Unit, Hermitage Clinic, Lucan. Marie was the cherished daughter of Sarah and the late Joe Blackburne. She was a precious and adored wife, as well as a treasured best friend, to Brian. Marie was an extraordinary mother to Paul, Liam, Niamh, and Sarah. She was also a beloved sister to Paul and Colm. Lorna, Lynsey, Jonny, and Sam will deeply miss her. Marie was the proudest Nana to Darcy, Aoibhe, Oisín, Eliana, Daniel, Sadie, Alyssia, Lara, and was excitedly awaiting the arrival of another little princess due in October. She was an adored sister-in-law, much-loved aunt, grand-aunt, and cousin. Marie was an irreplaceable friend, and her absence will be felt by the countless number of people she touched throughout her life. She will forever be loved and remembered.

A celebration of Marie’s life will be held at her residence on Tuesday from 5pm-8pm, followed by a service at 7pm. On Wednesday, there will be a removal from her residence at 10.30am, arriving at The Church of Our Lady & St. Joseph, Prosperous for an 11am funeral mass. This will be followed by a committal service in Newlands Cross Crematorium at 1.30pm.

In Marie’s own words, “If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart. I’ll stay there forever.”

Marie’s wish was for attendees to wear color to the funeral, particularly her favorite colors of blue and pink. However, this is optional.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to be made to Saint Brigid’s Hospice, The Curragh.