Obituary:
McReynolds (Updated Arrangements), Deirdre

McReynolds (Updated Arrangements)

July 18, 2022

McReynolds (née Laverty) Belfast 18th July 2022

Peacefully at the Marie Curie Hospice Deirdre R.I.P. (late of Greystown Park, Belfast) beloved wife of the late Donal and much loved mother of John and his partner Caron.

Daughter of the late James and Sally and dear sister of Anne, Sally and the late Brian.

The Requiem Mass for Deirdre will be celebrated on Thursday 28th July at 11am in St. Mary’s Church, Drumagarner (Drumagarner Rd, Kilrea, Co.Derry. BT51 5TF) followed by interment in adjoining cemetery.

No flowers please. Donations in lieu of flowers, if desired, directly to Marie Curie Hospice, Belfast. https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/donate#donate


10 messages


  • John Lewis

    21 Jul 2022

    A wonderfully engaging, entertaining and long-standing friend. She will be much missed.

  • Bernie Kells

    21 Jul 2022

    Dearly loved and admired friend. Rest well.xx

  • Bill and Maureen Shannon

    21 Jul 2022

    Deepest sympathy to John and Caren. My dearest cousin I will miss you so much.

  • James Leonard

    22 Jul 2022

    Deepest sympathy to John and Caron on the passing of Deirdre – a dear friend, a wonderful colleague and a most gifted teacher. May she rest in peace.

  • Hilary, Paul, Abigail and Finlay

    22 Jul 2022

    My dearest Auntie Dee. You were wise, loving and great fun. I have lots of memories of cooking meals with you, swimming and staying with you and Uncle Donal. You were a wonderful great aunt too who will be greatly missed. Lots of love from us all xxx

  • James Muehring

    26 Jul 2022

    I will miss you Auntie D, I will always cherish our wonderful memories in Ireland and I miss you and Donal dearly. Love you and will always think of you.

  • Richard, Kirsty, Lewis Family

    27 Jul 2022

    So so saddened to learn of the passing of Deirdre, a truly wonderful person and amazing friend of our family.

    From as young as I can remember, Deirdre was the life and soul of all the get togethers – she would light up the room. Always full of laughter and smiles, with a brilliant sense of humour, Deirdre was also incredibly kind and caring. She was extraordinarily selfless, and nothing was ever too much trouble.

    ‘D’ was truly one in a million. We have such brilliant, heart-warming memories of a remarkable woman – she will be hugely missed by us all.

    Sending all of our thoughts and strength to John & Caron, and the whole family.

  • Tessa Ryan

    27 Jul 2022

    With deepest sympathies to John and Caron, and in memory of a much-loved friend, wonderfully witty observer of the human condition and fellow linguist. She will be greatly missed and not forgotten.

  • Matt

    27 Jul 2022

    Love you forever, Auntie D. You and Donal will always be here even when you’re gone. Thank you for all the time and love you gave.

  • Kevin Muehring

    28 Jul 2022

    My most vivid and forever lasting impression of Deirdre was in the very moment I first met her during the Christmas of 1985. It is still to this day that the picture in my mind’s eye is of her genuinely warm smile, matched by that sparkle in her eyes: D in that moment just radiated such an enveloping warmth and acceptance that the wee nervousness I had felt on the flight from London over whether I would be accepted by Sally’s family simply vanished. It was how D made me feel in that moment and ever since, through all the years and decades we would visit or when D and Donal came over to visit with us in Connecticut that has stayed with me. I know these last few months and years have been a painfully hard journey for John, but he can rest his head each night with the grace of knowing what genuinely good people his parents were.

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