The town of Carrick-on-Shannon is in mourning after the passing of
Albertine Lowe (née Dunne) on Saturday, 13th August, following a short illness.
A former employee of the Leitrim Observer, Albertine, of Bridge Street, Carrick-on-Shannon, passed away peacefully in Sligo University Hospital, aged just 54 years.
Albertine was a daughter of former Leitrim Observer Proprietor and Editor, Greg Dunne and the late Margaret Dunne. Her brother Pat is a former Proprietor and Managing Director of the Leitrim Observer.
Albertine worked in the Leitrim Observer for over 20 years and was regarded as an exceptional typesetter.
A funeral service of reflection was held at 12 noon yesterday, Tuesday, in the Patrician Hall, Cortober, Carrick-on-Shannon, led by Fr. Martin Mulvaney P.P. and Fr. Frank Garvey P.P. A guard of honour was formed by past and present employees of the Leitrim Observer.
At the service, Albertine's sister-in-law Marie Lowe spoke movingly about her to the large attendance gathered, remembering her life, loves and achievements.
Following the service, her remains were removed for cremation at Lakelands Crematorium, Cavan.
Albertine's organs were donated and her death has now given four people the gift of life.
Albertine is survived by her children Mathew and Kirsten, Granny Kathleen and Chris, partner Colm, brother Pat, sisters Geraldine and Jaquai, uncle Angus, aunt Breda, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, grandnieces, grandnephew, cousins, relatives, friends and neighbours.
Rest in Peace Albertine.