Norah Pauline Barrett (1 Jul 1923 - 18 Jun 2017)

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Funeral Service

Location
The Most Holy Trinity Dockhead SE1 2BS
Date
11th Jul 2017
Time
10am
Funeral Director
F.A. Albin & Sons

Burial Details

Location
St Patricks CemeteryLangthorne RoadLeytonstoneE11 4HL
Date
11th Jul 2017
Time
12pm

In loving memory of Norah Pauline Barrett who sadly passed away on 18th June 2017.
Norah was born on the 1 July 1923 near Clonakilty, Ireland to Daniel and Margaret Donoghue who had 4 daughters and 7 sons, Norah being the third child. The family later moved to a farm at Roughgrove outside the town of Bandon. Norah attended Tinker's Cross school until the age of 12 when she started work. In 1944 aged 20 she arrived in wartime England to work as a nurse and later in 1947 married Richard Joseph Barrett.

Norah had 5 children John, Maura, Richard, Margaret and Catherine who was always called Pauline. Her husband died in 1980 aged 60 and her son Richard died in 2007 aged 55.

Norah was a full time housewife initially, but later returned to work when the youngest was of a suitable age. She did various jobs, but after going to night school, she worked for 2 Insurance Companies in the Marine insurance department. When she reached retirement age in 1983 she reluctantly retired as she enjoyed her work and got on well with her colleagues, the companies she worked for treated her very well. On retiring she had a busy time being an active member of the Irish Club and making regular trips to Ireland to see relatives and her daughter. While at work she travelled to Canada, USA, Spain, Italy, Germany as well as to Dubai and Saudi to see her daughter and grandchildren. She also made pilgrimages to Lourdes, Fatima and the Holy Land. Norah also went on many holidays in England with friends. Mum also passed her driving test in her 50's.

In 2000 she had a operation to remove a meningioma brain tumour that restored her to health and when it had regrown in 2009 she had another successful operation. However the tumour returned in 2017 but this time it was not possible to remove. Mum's positive attitude to life helped her in recovering from a stroke in 2012 that affected her balance and up to a month before she died she was doing 1200 metres everyday using her walker. Mum had many good friends and neighbours over the years. Mum had great faith in the medical profession and given her outcomes she was right. Mum came from a close knit family.

Maggie Phillips donated £50 in memory of Norah

Miss you mum xxx

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John Barrett donated £30 in memory of Norah

To aid the research so others benefit from medical treatment that gave mum nearly 17 years more of life

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Maggie Phillips wrote

In memory of a fabulous mum xx

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John Barrett donated £70 in memory of Norah
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Stephen Keenan wrote

Goodbye Gran

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Annette O'Donoghue posted a picture

Margaret (RIP), Mary and Norah (RIP) at Mary's 80th birthday celebration 9 Aug 2008. I have many happy memories of our "Aunties and Sisters" outings when these three sisters would meet with me and my own three sisters for a chin wag and great craic. xxx

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Happier times! Three sisters, Margaret (RIP), Mary, and Norah (RIP) at Mary Farrell's 80th birthday party 9 August 2008.

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  • Such a lovely picture of three sisters who really enjoyed their times together.xx

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Annette O'Donoghue wrote

Donation made on behalf of the O'Donoghues (Bow) in place of a floral tribute in loving memory of dear Auntie Norah RIP. Additionally, mass has been offered for the repose of her soul. With deepest sympathy to all Norah's family. xxx

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Annette O'Donoghue donated £40 in memory of Norah
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John Barrett donated £20 in memory of Norah

To a lovely lady

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Harry Andrews wrote

To a lovely woman Harry and Pauline

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John Barrett wrote

To a lovely person

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Pauline Steve and Eileen Brooke is attending the funeral and the reception
John Barrett donated £50 in memory of Norah

Love you mum

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John Barrett wrote

Love you mum.

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John Barrett wrote

Love you mum

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John Barrett wrote

Love you mum

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John Barrett wrote

Love you mum.

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John Barrett wrote

Love you mum

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John Barrett wrote

Love you mum

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Love you mum

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  • Mum and Dad on her brother Paddy's wedding in 1952.

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  • This was mum celebrating her 83rd birthday with her children.

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  • All of us together now you will be reunited with Richard hope you enjoy your rest in heaven above. Love you both. Xxxx

    Posted by Maura on 2/07/2017 Report abuse
  • Fond memories of this special occasion celebrating dear Aunt Norah's birthday.Rest in peace love Pauline xx

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Maura Kidd donated £50 in memory of Norah

Mum you were the best mum this world could hold. Always there loving us all as only you could do. I will love you always and miss you lots so god in heaven find her a special place to rest in peace. Love you mum forever. XxxxMaura and Brendan

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Maura Kidd wrote

Mum this photo was taken at Hook Head, Co. Wexford on one of your many visits over with us. We loved having you and will miss you so much. God in heaven look after my mum the best in all the world. Loved and missed so much. Maura and Brendan xxxxxxxxx

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Maura Kidd wrote

I hope research will give hope to others with tumours

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