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October 20, 2015

Joanna McCann, R.I.P.

Of your charity pray for the  happy repose of the soul of our beloved younger daughter Joanna Rose McCann, who died last Thursday night in St Vincent’s private hospital, Dublin, fortified with the rites of the Church.  She had cancer of the colon which spread to her liver. The end was swift and very peaceful. Over 400 people attended her funeral on Monday, in the Church of the Assumption, Dalkey. Joanna leaves her husband, Johnny, and children Nicky (24) and Stephen (15). I shall probably be writing a blog about her in due course, but for the present I won’t be blogging for a few days. Mary and I would like to thank the dozens of people who have sent e-mails, text messages and letters of sympathy. They have been a great comfort. Requiem aeternam dona eae , Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ea!


  1. Dear Nick, You and all your family have my sympathy and prayers and those of my family. See you soon when I hope to express them more fully.

  2. As well as Mass last Fri, I’ve been adding in Joanna’s name at every Mass when we refer to the faithful departed. Especially I entrusted her to St Zelie Martin, who also died of cancer at 46, leaving her husband and children behind–that St Zelie and husband St Louis will never leave Joanna’s husband and children alone. Sharing your sorrow, dear Mary and Nick, Brendan

  3. Dear Nick and Mary,
    I was very sorry to hear about the death of your daughter , Joanna. May she rest in peace.
    May God bless the rest of the family.
    With all our sympathy, John and Philomena

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