Mary McNeaney

By Michael O Rourke

My wife and best friend Mary, mother of our two children and noted advocate for women's health and fertility care in Ireland, died as a result of MND on March 16th 2021. From March 12th 2020 we, like many others, had the added challenge of caring for her  while cocooned at home due to Covid19. 

Mary's courage and irrepressible joie de vivre kept everyone motivated to make the best of life, no matter what. The HSE , her Care Workers and her many friends did as much as conditions allowed. The IMNDA were our lifeline, providing  material and advisory supports which proved essential.

They have four nurses who work with over 500 patients, each making their own way through the challenges of MND. While Covid restrictions curtailed nursing visits to Mary, our nurse was available to me on the phone at all times. The support and advice she gave helped us to make good decisions, knowing that the advice was based on experience in the field and best practice. 

I invite everyone help the INMDA , in Mary's memory, whenever an opportunity arises. They need to fund the frontline nursing service, home care hours and critical equipment that's needed to keep people at home. 

Michael 

 

My Updates

Walking before the storm

Friday 1st Apr
Today in Cruagh Wood , walk for MND organised by my little sis Marie ,pictured
Your generous donation and kind words mean so much.

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Lynette & Aidan Mccullough

A lovely tribute, Mary’s humanity lives on.

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Mary Griffin

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Ciaran & Petrina O’c O’d

Hoping the scientists can solve this one soon Michael. Nice meeting you and Lorna in the Merry Ploughboy. Donation made in Mary’s honour. Best wishes, Ciarán and Petrina

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Anonymous

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Mairead Sorensen

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Pam Farrell

This is a great tribute to Mary . Paul and Pam

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Orna Sweeney

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Rosaleen Sheehan

Mary will always be remembered for the fun and laughter she always brought to every meeting we had.

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Marie Denvir

Fond memories of the good times with Mary and her wonderful loving and caring family

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Dirk & Brona Folens

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Eleanor And Nick

Mary's fun and laughter will always be remembered. Hopefully research will bring better treatments for MND. 💖

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Róisín Venables

She was some woman for one woman. ❤️

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Elaine Healy

Mary, such a dynamo, sadly missed but never forgotten.

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Michael O Rourke

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Russell Ferris

Hi Michael, I’m so sorry to read of your loss. My thoughts are with you and the children 🙏. Yours, Russell

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Nessa Joyce

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Marina Mcshane

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Emer Flynn

I am pleased to be able to donate to IMND in memory of such an incredible woman. I have many happy memories of working together in the WWC . .

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Rachel Walah

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Joan Mcneaney

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Rosita Wolfe

So so sorry to read this Micheal... my thoughts are with you all

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Noelle B

Mary - a dear colleague and friend 🌹 courageous to the end ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Louise Delahunty

Mary was a magnificent woman and it’s wonderful how you are celebrating her memory. I’m truly sorry you lost your best friend and soul mate to this horrible disease

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Julie Tackaberry

Hi Michael, So so sorry to hear of the passing of your wife - sincere sympathy. Julie

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Caroline Lehane