W/E 17/11/2019

posted Nov 13, 2019, 7:55 AM by John O'Sullivan
Recent Death.
The death has taken place of Marcella Kelly, Porte, Ruan, at University Hospital, Limerick, in her 98th year, daughter of the late Frances and Arthur Kelly.
Marcella had a great attitude to all life held in store for her - she just got on with living - helping wherever she could to make life easier for those around her.  She gave, selflessly, of her talents throughout her life - her love of children, her knowledge of home-making, gardening, embroidery, knitting, crochet, baking, to name but a few.  
She had a great interest in rugby, attending many games over the years and having an in-depth knowedge of the game and players. Marcella was one of the founding members of Ruan Apostolic Works Society and, indeed, it was she had embroidered the intricate work on the Altar cloth dressing the Altar  in Ruan Church for her requiem mass.  She was a very able judge at Showjumping competitions over the years.
Marcella took on the care of the MacClancyV family, Nigel, Malcolm and Madeline when they were children and remained as part of the family until four years ago when she took up residency in Cahercalla Nursing Home, another change in her life which she undertook with the same good grace and humour as she faced everything in her life.  She kept busy with her crafts, crosswords and looked forward to visits from her family and a wide circle of friends.  
Marcella’s remains reposed in Ruan Church and following concelebrated requiem mass a Guard of Honour of the Ruan Apostolic Society accompanied her remains, which were carried, shoulder high, from the church to the family vault, where she was laid to rest.
Marcella is survived by Madeline Burns, Malcolm and Nigel MacClancy, nieces Marcella Marie and Frances, nephew Arthur, extended family and a wide circle of friends.
Christmas Fair.
As a fundraiser for Tidy Towns and Parish Graveyards, a Christmas Fair will be held in Ruan Community Centre on Saturday night, Dec.7, after 8pm Mass in Ruan Church.  The committee would appreciate donations of home baking, cakes, fuel, bric a brac in good condition, fodder, etc. and anyone wishing to give items may contact Mary @ 0879776583 or Sheila @ 0876546637.

Craft Group.
The Craft morning which takes place in Toonagh Hall on Wednesdays from 11am to 1pm, is proving very successful. Up to sixteen women gather to knit, crochet, sew, embroider and share tips and hints and encourage beginners, over a coffee and home baking. Anyone interested in joining the group is welcome to call to the hall any Wednesday.