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Death occurs of Sheila Heydon-Hughes, mother of local TD and Minister

Sheila Heydon-Hughes RIP
The late Sheila Heydon-Hughes (right) and main picture at the 2020 General Election count in Punchestown with her son Martin Heydon TD, his wife Brianne and children and her daughter Rosemary

The death has occurred of Sheila Heydon-Hughes, mother of local Kildare South TD and Junior Minister for Agriculture Martin Heydon.

Minister Heydon, who has been a Fine Gael TD since 2011, serves the constituency of Kildare South an area that also includes Portarlington, Killenard and Ballybrittas.

Mrs Heydon-Hughes (nee Fennin) was originally from Castlemitchell just across the Laois border between Stradbally and Athy.

The family lived at Calverstown Little, near Narraghmore, and are closely associated with the St Laurence’s GAA club.

Sheila passed away peacefully at home on Sunday. Beloved wife of the late Martin Heydon and Denis Hughes, she is deeply regretted by her loving children Rosemary, Annette and Martin Heydon, son-in-law Marcelo, daughter-in-law Brianne and Rosemary’s fiancé Martin.

She is also deeply missed by her beloved grandchildren Liam, Molly, Marc, Martin D, Padraic, John and Julie, her brother Michael Fennin, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, neighbours and a wide circle of friends.

She is reposing at her home today (Tuesday) from 2pm with rosary at 8pm.

Removal by Doyle’s Funeral Directors on Wednesday morning to the Church of SS Mary and Laurence Crookstown arriving for Requiem Mass at 12 noon, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. House private on Wednesday morning please. Donations if desired to the Friends of St Brigid’s Hospice, the Curragh.

The mass will be live streamed on www.narraghmoreandmooneparish.ie

Please have regard to HSE and government guidelines, regarding social distancing and wearing of face coverings at all times.

SEE ALSO – Weekend Read: How a freak sports injury sent Martin Heydon off on his political career

SEE ALSO – LaoisToday Podcast: Martin Heydon on his Laois links, introduction to politics and work-life balance

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