‘Cherished’ Mabel (92) will be missed by the community
TRIBUTES have been paid to Mabel Duffy, the mother of Liveline’s Joe Duffy, who passed away on Sunday. Ms Duffy (92) lived at the family home in Claddagh Green, Ballyfermot, up until recently, and passed away in Kiltipper Woods Care Centre, surrounded by her loving family.
Duffy’s management agency took to social media to announce the news.
NK Management said: “It is with great sadness that NK Management announce the passing of Joe Duffy’s beloved mother, Mabel (92) on Sunday afternoon in Kiltipper Woods Care Centre surrounded by her loving family”.
A funeral mass took place on Wednesday morning in St Matthew’s Church in Ballyfermot. Katie Hannon, who is filling in for Joe on Liveline during this time, shared their condolences on air on Monday.
Hannon said: “As many of you know, Joe’s mother, Mabel Duffy died yesterday.
“Joe talked about his mother a lot when he was in this seat over the years so many of you feel you know her.
“Listeners have been in touch already to let Joe know that you’re thinking of him and his family today.”
A message on RIP.ie said: “Mabel, beloved wife to the late Jimmy, cherished mother of James, Joseph, Peter, Brendan and Pauline, predeceased by her youngest son Aidan (25).
Sadly, missed by her loving family, friends and neighbours.”