Requiem Mass will take place tomorrow in St. Eunan’s Cathdral to mark the passing of Geraldine Crossan of 3 Hillcrest Lake, Letterkenny.
Aged 75 years, she succumbed to a lengthy illness in the comfort of the Donegal Hospice on Sunday evening. A native of Galway - born to Donegal parents - she trained as a radiographer in Liverpool and worked for a number of years in San Francisco before taking up employment in Letterkenny Hospital where she met her husband, Noel, whom she married in 1968.
A stalwart of the community, she worked tirelessly for the St. Vincent de Paul Society and was involved in Meals on Wheels and in fund raising ventures for the Donegal Hospice. She was a keen golfer up until a broken ankle forced her off the courses. But fortunately she had her beloved bridge to fall back on and was an equally avid exponent of the popular card game.
Gardening, however, was her particular passion and it was no surprise when after rearing her three daughters, she opened a flower shop on the Main Street of her adopted town where business bloomed and customers were guaranteed the most amicable of service.
Over and above all that was her devotion to family and faith - a faith tested by her recent illness but which she bore with typical spiritual fortitude.
The funeral mass will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, at 12 noon in St. Eunan’s Cathedral and her remains, which are to cremated at the Roselawn Crematorium in Belfast on Friday, will be interred in Leck Cemetery.
The late Mrs. Crossan is survived by her husband, Noel, daughters Elaine, Aine and Deirdre; brother, Pauric, sisters Nancy and Breda; grandchildren, Millie, Molly and Feilim, son-in-law, Paul, and other relatives and friends to whom sincerest sympathy is offered.