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The Late Bridie Harper

Monday 22nd May 2023


Coiste Chontae an Dúin and the family that is Down are saddened to learn of the death of Bridie Harper, wife of our past Treasurer, the late Hugh John. Over the years callers to the Harper House on GAA business would have got to know Bridie, a gentle and lovely lady, who made everyone welcome and played her part in ensuring that Clubs were catered for with the provision of hurls and helmets and a range of equipment.

For Bridie, nothing seemed to be any bother and now we trust she is reunited with Hugh John and their beloved son Feargal.  

On behalf of the Gaels of Down, We extend our deepest sympathy to Grainne,Edel,Laurine,Shauna,Eithne and Eoin on the loss of a much loved mother.

Funeral Arrangements.

HARPER (née Rafferty)-(Mourne View, Hilltown) 21st May 2023, Bridie. Peacefully at Craigavon Area Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Much loved wife of the late Hugh-John, loving mother of Grainne, Edel, Laurine, Shauna, Eithne, Eoin and the late Feargal, loving mother-in-law of Aidan, Michael and Gerry, devoted granny of Padraig, Sarah, Oisin, Aoife, Caitlin, Zivah and Taíne and loving sister of Joe and the late Kevin and Mary-Margaret. Bridie’s remains will leave her late residence, 8 Mourne View, Hilltown on Wednesday at 11.30am for 12.00noon Requiem Mass in the Church of St John the Evangelist, Ballymaghery, Hilltown. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. St Martin pray for her.  

Deeply regretted by her sorrowing daughters, son, grandchildren, brother, sons-in-laws, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces and the entire family circle.