THE death has taken place of one of Donegal’s oldest citizens, Polly Devenney.
Polly sadly passed away in her 100th year at her home in Moneygreggan, Newtowncunningham.
Polly (nee Cannon) was born in June 1921.
Polly and her husband John had eight children, including a daughter, Margaret, who died in 1971.
A huge Liverpool fan, Polly saw her beloved Reds win the Premier League in 2020.
She kept an eye on all sport and former Donegal GAA forward and Finn Harps player Brendan Devenney is among her 33 grandchildren.
Polly was a regular Massgoer who also enjoyed her trips to the local day centre before the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic shelved those activities
Predeceased by her husband John and daughter Margaret, Polly will be safely missed by her sons Gerry, Patrick, Shaun and daughters Mary, Monica, Annette and Martina, her 33 grandchildren, 60 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and a wide circle of family, friends and neighbours.
Funeral Mass can be viewed at https://www.churchservices.tv/newtowncunningham on Thursday, 29th April, at all Saints Church, Newtowncunningham, at 11am, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Due to ongoing HSE and government guidelines, the wake and funeral Mass will be private for family only. Family flowers only.
Donations in lieu, if desired, to The Day Centre, Trinity Court, Newtowncunningham c/o any family member.