Monica Muldowney, who has died, was an astute businesswoman whose boutique was one of the original retail outlets in Lyster Square in Portlaoise.
A highly successful venture it was hugely popular for ladies in search of style and that special outfit for the big occasion or grand social outing. Monika’s Fashions attracted a loyal clientele from far and wide.
Monica had great flair, an eye for exquisite detail, was constantly on hand with her personal advice and her boutique always carried a great range of all the latest trends from the top designers and brands.
Monica was a great contributor and generous with her time and energies which she always afforded with panache, goodwill and a smile.
She was a member of the Portlaoise Traders Association, the precursor to Downtown Portlaoise. She was also a founding member of the Portlaoise Jazz Festival and a driving force behind its success for years, particularly the Jazz Ball.
Monica never had to be asked twice for help or support for a variety of good causes and local charities.
Monica Muldowney of St Anne’s Togher, Portlaoise died on Sunday, December 15.
Beloved sister of Bernadette, Columba, Aidan and Gerard. Predeceased by her brothers Gabriel and Brendan.
Deeply regretted by her family, brother-in-law Stan, sisters-in-law Carmel, Carol and Olivia, nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives and friends.
Reposing in the Chapel of Rest at the Regional Hospital, Portlaoise on Wednesday from 5pm to 7pm with recital of the Rosary at 7pm. Removal on Thursday morning at 9.30am to arrive at SS Peter & Paul’s Church for 10am Requiem Mass. Interment afterwards in SS Peter & Paul’s Cemetery.