Robbie remembers his mother as ‘generous and selfless person’
Former Ireland captain Robbie Keane with his mother Anne who sadly passed away this week

Robbie remembers his mother as ‘generous and selfless person’

ANNE Keane, the mother of former Republic of Ireland football captain Robbie Keane, has been remembered by her son as a “generous and selfless person” ahead of her funeral in Crumlin today, Thursday, October 20.

Ms Keane, formerly of Glenshane Grove in Tallaght and Captain’s Road in Crumlin, passed away in St James’s Hospital last Sunday, October 16.

In a post on Instagram this week, Robbie remembered his mother as a woman who displayed great resilience and determination, and as someone who was deeply loved by her family.

“It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you of my beloved mother Anne’s passing,” he wrote.

“My wonderful mother was our rock. She adored her children and grandchildren and was the most generous and selfless person I’ve ever met.

“She had an infectious sense of humour and constantly put smiles on our faces.

“You always wondered where I got my resilience from but after seeing your determination and fight despite everything that was thrown at you in life and especially the past few weeks, I know it was from you mum, you were always so strong, a true warrior.

Anne with her children Graham, Amy, Natasha and Robbie

“Words can’t adequately express how lucky we were to have a mum like you. Thank you for all of the love, laughter and memories which I will cherish forever.

“I am heartbroken to say goodbye, but I know that dad will be waiting for you with open arms and that you will both continue to guide us all from above.

“Rest in peace mum. I will love and miss you always.”

Ms Keane was predeceased by her husband, Robbie Snr, and is survived by her children Natasha, Graham, Robbie and Amy.

Sadly missed by her loving family, mother-in-law Bernadette, daughters-in-law Eileen and Claudine, sons-in-law, Alan and Kyle, grandchildren Lee, Adam, Craig, Abby, Sadie, Robert, Hudson, Charlie and Lucy, sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Ms Keane’s funeral will be held in St Agnes’ Church in Crumlin today, Thursday, October 20, at 11.30am and afterwards to Newland’s Cross Cemetery.

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