Mrs Marguerite Murray

MRS Marguerite Murray will be fondly remembered for her warm, welcoming smile and her generous and caring personality.

Well respected in the local community, Marguerite was dedicated to her family. She was a treasured friend and a valued and trusted colleague.

The daughter of the late George and Eileen Cahir, Marguerite was born in Ballyhornan on June 11, 1959.

The village had a special place in the affections of Marguerite and her brothers and sisters; the beach, the green and the rocks providing the playground of their childhoods.

Marguerite received her education at St Mary’s Primary School in Dunsford, Holy Family Primary School in Teconnaught and St Mary’s High School in Downpatrick.

After leaving school she embarked on a very fulfilling career as a dental nurse in Chambers and Dickson, Dickson Mullan and Hamilton and, more recently, Mullan and Gallagher in Downpatrick.

Caring and conscientious, her cheery smile brightened up everyone’s day.

Marguerite was a loving and devoted wife and mother. Everything revolved around family life.

She and Charlie were married on August 16 1980 in St Mary’s Church, Dunsford.

They were blessed with two children, Christine and Gemma.

A very active person, in her spare time Marguerite enjoyed walking, swimming and cycling. 

Friendly and sociable, she loved to chat and befriend those she met.

Marguerite passed away suddenly on Friday, March 2, at the family home at Crawfordstown Road in Drumaness.

Her funeral took place on Tuesday, March 6, at Christ the King Church, Drumaness, with burial at Holy Family Cemetery in Teconnaught.

Marguerite was renowned for her kind and friendly nature and always had a smile and kind words for anyone who she came into contact with, leaving them with a smile on their face.

Marguerite took the time to speak to everyone she passed; she had so much time for everyone. 

Her family added that “she was the most natural, caring and loving mother and wife” and had filled the family home “with love, happiness, comfort, hugs, kisses and laughter, making every single day very, very special.”

Marguerite was predeceased by her parents, George and Eileen, her sister, Patricia (Allison), and her brother, Bernard.

She is survived by her husband, Charlie, daughters Christine and Gemma, sisters Georgina (Harriman) and Nan (Black), brothers Jim and Adrian, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, father-in-law, nieces and nephews.

Marguerite was well known and loved by all. Her passing leaves a large void in so many people’s lives. She will be greatly missed.