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Maria Conaghan (nee Hickey)

Laughty, Golf Links Rd, Ballina & formerly of Mount Assumpta, Ballina.

4 Nov, 2022

Suddenly at her residence.

Predeceased by her husband Pat & brother Bartholomew.

Maria, beloved mother of Catherine, Caroline & Deirdre. 

Sadly missed by her Daughters, brothers John, Vincent, Gerard, William & Michael, sisters Breda, Pat, Eleanor & Terry, son-in-law James, Deirdre’s partner Kenneth, grandchild Ruby, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, cousins & friends.


Reposing at McGowan’s Funeral Home, Ballina on Tuesday evening from 5pm with removal at 6:30pm to St Muredach’s Cathedral, Ballina.

Requiem Mass on Wednesday morning at 11:30am with funeral proceeding to Leigue Cemetery, Ballina.

House Private Please

Funeral Mass will be live streamed on 

Family flowers only please donations if desired to Western Alzheimer’s C/o McGowan’s funeral home, Ballina or on line

You are welcome to leave a message of condolence below for the family – please see form at bottom of page. Alternatively, you can send a private message to the family on


  1. Sincere sympathy to Catherine, Caroline and Deidre and The Hickey family at this sad time. Maria was a lovely lady, may she rest in peace🙏

  2. So very sorry to hear of the death of Marie…She will be sorely missed…She was a great character…My condolences to you all

  3. Im very sorry to hear of my cousin Maria s death. My sympathy goes out to Caroline Catherine and Deirdre and to all her brothers and sisters at this time. Rest in Peace Maria Sincerely Annie Davis

  4. Sincere condolences on the loss of your Mum Marie. Thinking and praying for you all at this sad time.

  5. Sincere condolences to Catherine, Caroline & Deirdre, and all the extended Conaghan & Hickey Families, her grandchild Ruby. So sorry to her the sad news of Maria’s passing, may her gentle soul rest in peace

  6. Deepest sympathies to Maria’s children and the extended Hickey and Conaghan families on the sudden passing of Maria. A lovely lady. May her gentle soul in peace.

  7. Sincere sympathies to Catherine, Caroline & Deirdre on the passing of you’re beautiful mother Maria, she was great fun with a wonderful sense of humour.
    Sympathies to her brothers John, Vincent, Gerard, William & Michael, her sisters Breda, Pat, Eleanor & Terry.
    May Maria’s gentle soul Rest in Peace.
    Marian and Willie Harrison.

  8. Deepest condolences to the Conaghan and Hickey families on the passing of Maria. May her gentle soul rest in peace.

  9. Condolences to Catherine, Caroline and Deirdre and extended families on the sudden death of Maria. RIP

  10. Deepest sympathy to the Conaghan family. So sorry for your loss. May she rest in peace.

  11. Deepest condolences to Catherine, Caroline & Deirdre on the loss of your lovely mum Maria. She was a lovely lady with a great sense of fun and laughter. We had many happy times together where song and music filled the room.
    May her kind soul rest in peace with your dad Pat.

  12. Deepest condolences to Catherine, Caroline & Deirdre on the loss of your lovely mum Marie. She was a wonderful person and may she rest in peace.
    Kenneth,Dawn and Jake Melvin

  13. To all the Hickey Family from Mount Assumpta and Maria’s own family my deepest sympathy on the death of Maria. A very special word of condolence to you dear Eleanor my old friend. Sorry I wasn’t at the funeral. Thinking of you with love and remembering the old days in Mount Assumpta. Bernadette Craughwell formerly Allen from Mount Assumpta and Galway.

  14. To all of the Hickey family I also have fond memories of playing with you in the square at Mount Assumpta. Maria was really my sister Catherine’s friend but I know all of the family who lived two doors up from my cousins the Rooneys. Picturing Maria in my minds eye wearing the school uniform. Thinking of all of you at this time. It’s extra hard when a death is unexpected. Deepest sympathy from Bernadette formerly of Ferran Terrace now in Sidney Vancouver Island. Canada

  15. deepest sympathy to catherine..caroline..deirdre and all the hickey family rest in peace my friend of 50 years one of the verry verry best you will be sadly missed by all

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