Mary {Babs} DUFFY, formerly McALEAVEY{née McGarrity}

Name of Person: Mary {Babs} DUFFY, formerly McALEAVEY{née McGarrity}
Date of death: Tuesday 19th December 2023
Area: The Meadow, Newry, Down / Greenore, Louth
Notice: At the age of 92, Babs McGarrity passed away peacefully while in the care of the staff at Craigavon Area Hospital. Born in Greenore in 1932, she cherished her upbringing in Mullabane with Paddy Callan and Betty Duffy. Babs and Des McAleavey fell in love in Greenore and were married in 1952, eventually having a son, Ambrose, in 1962. She worked as a school cook at St Saviours Infant School for over 25 years and was a beloved member of the parish community. After Des’s passing in 1984, she moved to Newry and became a dedicated Nana to her granddaughter Ciara. Babs had a passion for snooker and football and was known for her knowledge of Cooley. She is survived by her son, daughter-in-law, granddaughter, brother, nieces, nephews, cousins, and numerous friends. Reposing at Quinn’s Funeral Home, her funeral will be held on January 6th at the Church of Our Lady, Star of the Sea, Boher. She will be dearly missed.