Mary Mulgrew Obituary, Death Cause – The departure of Mrs. Mary Mulgrew, one of our dearest and most cherished educators, has left St. Ciaran’s College in a state of profound mourning. Mary, whose face is well-known to everyone in our school community, has been teaching at St. Ciaran’s for the past 38 years and served as the Head of Business Studies for several of those years till she just retired in 2021. In the spirit of our St. Ciaran’s Family, Mary worked side by side with her sister, who was a senior teacher at the school, Mrs. Mairead Owens, for a number of years, and more recently, with her daughter, who is a physical education teacher at the school, Miss Emma Mulgrew. Mary is overjoyed by the accomplishments of her three children, all of whom attended St. Ciaran’s in the past, and she has three of them.
According to a remark attributed to John O’Donohue, “The life and passion of a person leave an imprint on the ether of a place.” There will always be a trace of Mary’s presence in the foundation of St. Ciaran’s. St. Ciaran’s sends its sincerest condolences to Mary’s husband John, her children Barry, Emma, and Orla, her daughter-in-law Selina, as well as Mary’s sisters and brother and the rest of her extended family circle on behalf of all of Mary’s coworkers, the Board of Governors, and her former students. Holy Heart of Jesus, have compassion on her eternal soul. Please have St. Ciaran intercede for her.
Mary was one of the rare educators in the world who showed such unwavering commitment to the success of her students. She spent many years working for us, during which time she instructed hundreds of students, and her major concern was always for the health and safety of her students. A lot of people remember her relentless attitude and her willingness to help students realize their academic potential to the fullest. Mary was an exceptionally sage and perceptive coworker. She used her warmth and sense of humor to help new employees navigate the difficult hurdles that come with a challenging career. Mary was a sensitive person, and her analytical ability allowed many of us to view life through a more narrowly focused lens as a result of her insights.