02 Jul 2022

Profound sadness at the passing of Albertine Lowe

Former Leitrim Observer staff member passes away

Profound sadness at the passing of Albertine Lowe

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.

To continue reading this article for FREE,
please kindly register and/or log in.

Registration is absolutely 100% FREE and will help us personalise your experience on our sites. You can also sign up to our carefully curated newsletter(s) to keep up to date with your latest local news!

Register / Login

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.