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Mary Pauline O’Reilly (Mary)

She died as she lived with dignity and pride

Date passed: 6th of December 2017

Funeral date: 20th of December 2017

“To die loved is to have lived”


Peacefully at home on the 6th December, in the care of her loving family, Pauline aged 73 years.

The beloved wife of Joseph, a much loved mum of Kieran, Jarlath, Catherine, Joseph and Declan also a cherished grandmother of Maisie, Ben, Gabriel and Molly and ever supportive sister of Ethna and Francis.

Mary will be sadly missed by all her family and friends.

Mary was born on the 14th January 1944 to parents Margaret and Henry in Broomfield, Ireland. She was the eldest of four children; Francis, the late Brian and Ethna. She had a love of music which was evident from an early age and which stayed with her all through her life. She trained at Colsehill, qualifying as a nurse at the age of 18 and enjoyed a long and varied career with the medical profession.

She met her husband Joe in 1963 and they married a few years later. Her family were incredibly important to Mary, as she was to them.


Mary’s funeral will take place on Wednesday 20th December 2017 at 12noon in St Mary of the Immaculate Conception RC Church, Crewe followed by burial in Crewe Cemetery.

No flowers please by request, however  any donations in her memory will be for the valuable work of Cancer Research UK.

For any further information, please contact our funeral home.


27 Condolences

  1. Catherine on December 12, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    I will never stop missing you mum x

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  2. Kieran , Jennifer , Maisie , Ben and Gabe x on December 12, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    We all miss you so much Grandma Reilly .

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  3. Sarah Jane McGrath on December 12, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    A wonderful woman, always a smile and a giggle. She lived her life well, with love all around her. You will be greatly missed by all of us. Love and strength to uncle Joe, kieran. Jarlath, joe and dec. Xx love. Sarah Jane, Alan , Luca and Katie-Scarlet Mcgrath.

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  4. Rosemarie Ryan on December 12, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    My lovely Aunty Pauline – your beauty and smile, always a warm heart and great kindness is how I most remember you, just a generous and loving lady.
    Rosemarie, Anna-Mae, Fionnbharr & Patsy x

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  5. Michelle toner on December 12, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    Such a lovely kind lady will be sadly missed

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  6. Rita Cox on December 12, 2017 at 11:46 pm

    To soon . A beautiful soul left this earth on Dec 6th 2017. Although she is no longer with us in life her kindness & loving ways will linger in our hearts forever & never be forgotten. R.I.P Mary Pauline. XX.

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  7. Rita Cox on December 13, 2017 at 5:29 am

    Although you have left us in life you will be forever & ever be in my heart R.I.P. Mary Pauline.

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  8. Rebecca Pearson on December 13, 2017 at 7:03 am

    Your mum holds such fond memories for me, what a wonderful smile, always such warmth and kindness. My condolences go out to all the family. Much love, Becky xxx

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  9. Barbara Delafield on December 13, 2017 at 11:27 am

    A wonderful, kind lady, who lived for her family. Will miss her warmth and her sense of fun. Fond memories of happy days,
    God bless Pauline and love and prayers to all the family,
    Barbara and Joe xx

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  10. Rebecca Simon Charlotte and Claudia Carville McCafferty on December 13, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    Aunty Pauline was so warm. Always full of fun and kindness. An amazing hostess and put family first. We are so sad to have lost her. Always in our thoughts

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  11. Gerard Rooney on December 13, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    On behalf of the Rooney family Woodlands Carrickmacross Ireland we heard the very sad news of Pauline’s death. We have many fond memories of visit to Woodlands by Pauline & Joseph, I personally also have many memories of my visits to Crewe when we would also meet up.
    May we extend our Deepest Sympthy to Joseph & all the family – she will be greatly missed. Rest in Peace Pauline.

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    • Catherine O'Reilly on December 13, 2017 at 5:07 pm

      I hope you’re keeping well Gerard. All the best, Catherine

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      • Gerard Rooney on December 15, 2017 at 8:08 pm

        Hello Catherine, I was so sorry to hear the news – I shall be traveling up to Crewe on Tuesday afternoon for your Mum’ s funeral on Wednesday. Kind regards – Gerard

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  12. Josephine and Tim Gregory on December 13, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    -and did you get what you wanted in this life – I did so – and what was that – to call myself beloved to feel myself beloved on this earth -Raymond Carver
    This sums up Pauline – she loved and lived life to the full and her love was returned to her manifold. A woman of strong faith may God hold her in the palm of his hand. Love always Pauline – Tim and Jose

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  13. Anne Oreilly Spence on December 13, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    Pauline was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and sister in law.
    Rest in peace

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  14. Marie and Phil Ellams on December 13, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    A very dear and treasured friend whom we loved and admired so much. Many happy memories. So sorry for your loss Joseph and family.

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  15. Ian Boyle on December 13, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    Sending our love from the Boyle family in Australia.
    The world has truly lost a lovely lady

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  16. Rhona and Anthony Bywater on December 13, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    So very sorry for your sad loss. Pauline lived for her family and will leave a space impossible to fill, but you have fabulous memories to cherish and I’m sure she will be watching over you all, the same as she always has. Much love Rhona and Anthony x

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  17. Majella, John and family on December 13, 2017 at 10:25 pm

    A very special person who touched everyone with her kindness and generosity, we have so many beautiful memories of great times together, forever in our hearts xx

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  18. Karima Somani on December 14, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    Loved this lady, she made me laugh. Always asked after me through Catherine, which meant a lot. Loved receiving her generous gifts, ( the computer tray) and she will be sadly missed by everyone who new her. Catherine you were the best daughter anyone could ask for xxx

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  19. Father Eddie Butler on December 14, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    Pauline your friendship, kindness and hospitality enhanced my life and I will never forget you.
    Rest In Peace

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  20. Tim Churchill on December 14, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    Always spoken of with so much love and Joy.
    Sleep soundly.

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  21. Tommy and Fran Barker and family on December 16, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    A true lady, loved by all her family and friends. Pauline words cannot express what we have all lost at your passing but we will always treasure beautiful memories of your kindness, generous spirit, love, laughter and times spent together. Much love to Joe and family x

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  22. Eileen McClelland on December 18, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    So sorry to learn of the sad passing of Pauline, she was a dear friend to my late sister Julia, and to me Rest In Peace Pauline .

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  23. Father Eddie Butler on December 20, 2017 at 9:47 am

    I will offer Mass for Pauline and all the family in Derrydruel Upper today 20th December

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  24. Father Eddie Butler on December 20, 2017 at 9:49 am

    I will offer Mass for Pauline and the family – today 20th December in Derrydruel Upoer

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    • Catherine O'Reilly on December 21, 2017 at 11:31 am

      Thank you. I hope you’re well x

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