Cunninghams Funeral Directors
Available 24/7

Death Notices

Available 24/7 +353 1 820 2266

Mary Mac Gabhann

Dublin, Castleknock

The death has occurred on January 1st 2021 of Mary Mac Gabhann (née Keane), gracefully at her home in Castleknock, surrounded by her adoring family: her husband, PJ; Hugh, Ciara and baby Oisín; Cormac and Sophie; and Dara and Rachel.

She will be remembered and loved by her brothers, Paul and Fergal; her sisters-in-law, Siobhán and Margherita; her aunt, Eileen; and an extended band of friends alongside the Keane, Hession and Smith families.

May she rest, beautifully, in peace.

Mary’s Funeral Mass may be viewed by following the link below on Tuesday (Jan 5th) at 11.30am.


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to


Mac Gabhann, Mary (née Keane), a fuair bás an chéad lá Eanáir 2021 ina teach cónaithe i gCaisleán Cnucha. Is méala mór a bás dá fear céile, PJ; do Hugh, Ciara agus a mac, Oisín; Cormac agus Sophie; Dara agus Rachel.

Méala mór a bás freisin dá deartháireacha, Paul agus Fergal, agus dá mná céile, Siobhán agus Margherita; dá haintín, Eileen; agus dá cairde agus dá gaolta uile, idir Keane, Hession agus Smith.

Go raibh leaba aici i measc na Naomh.

Iarrtar ar dhaoine gan bláthanna a sheoladh. An té ar mian leis tacú le Foras Ospíse na hÉireann, féadfaidh sé sin a dhéanamh anseo:



Please subscribe here for future updates for this funeral and details on memorial services

Book of Condolences

The Family would appreciate if you could leave a message to be put into a book of condolences for the family.

Fr. Hugh ConnollyChaplain in Paris

January 5th 2021,

Dear PJ and the MacGabhann Family,

I just wanted to convey my sympathy to you on your bereavement. As a family you are very well known to the Irish in Paris and many people at mass last week here in the Irish Chaplaincy spoke fondly of Mary and her beautiful singing voice.

It is always so difficult to lose the person that you have shared a good portion of your life with and also shared no doubt much good humour, enjoyment and love as well as all the ups and downs of life. Mary’s passing will be a very sad time for you, all your loved ones and your entire family circle.

All of you are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time.

May the good Lord grant eternal rest to Mary and may he grant you the MacGabhann family and all who mourn her passing his comfort and consolation.

We have offered Mass here in the little Chapelle St Patrick for the eternal repose of her soul.

May she rest in Peace.

Msgr Hugh.Connolly


Fiona Ni Chaollailife long family friend

you will be forever in my heart. such lovely memories with you Mary. may you rest in eternal peace. my deepest condolences and thoughts are with the whole family.

Rémi LassiailleFormer colleague and friend

Mary was an incredibly talented Finance manager. she could have continued as a high flying IBM Executive. Instead, she decided to devote the last 10 years to her life to her husband, sons, family and do good around her. She distributed her talents without fear. she gave herself to the others. She personally helped me, listening and praying, while our adopted daughter was going through a frightening crisis. And rejoiced when the “prodigal” daughter came back. and gained her peace back.
I think Mary’s family is very lucky. Although a short life, she gave so much around her, and always all smiles on her face ! what a joy !
I am now participating to the funeral service from Paris. Thanks to Covid, I am able to share this moment of remembrance and love with you all.
God bless
Rémi Lassiaille

Barry SmithNephew

To PJ and the Mac Gabhann family,

I’d like to pass on my sincere condolences to you all during this difficult time.

It’s been a long time since I saw Mary but I’ll always remember how kind, warm and happy she was. A true lady and great aunt that I will fondly remember.

May she rest in peace