Sadness at death of devoted mother and parishioner

THE sudden death of Maureen Chester (82), of Meadowfarm Enniskillen, evoked widespread sadness. Up to the weekend of her death she worked at St Michael’s Parish Bookshop at Halls Lane where she was known for her helpful service. 
Before taking up her role in the bookshop, until 2003 Maureen had for over 20 years worked in the school kitchen and canteen of St Fanchea’s School and enjoyed the affection of colleagues, staff and pupils. 
Born in 1937 to John and Margaret Maguire, Carrickaheenan, Brookeborough, Maureen was the eldest of four children, two boys and two girls, and is survived by sister Una (Harte), Lisburn. 
She was wife to Michael who comes from Abbeyleix, Co. Laois whom she met in Coventry in the early 1960’s. She and her husband moved to Meadowfarm in 2008 from Sedan Terrace, located on the other side of Enniskillen, where they had lived for almost forty years. 
Maureen touched many people with small acts of kindness, a point highlighted at her funeral by Monsignor Peter O’Reilly. Mourners gathered at St Michael’s Church on Wednesday last to celebrate Maureen’s life. Interment followed at Cross Cemetery. The funeral was co-ordinated by John McKeegan funeral director. 
Maureen was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, and who her family say will be sorely missed. 
She is survived by husband Michael, Fr John, Julie, Kevin and Maria, sons in law Pat and Paul, daughter in law Teresa, grandchildren Ellen, Eoin, Jack, Mark, Niamh, Lorcan, Darragh and Conor. 

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