Valerie Hester (nee Stauton)

Apr 19, 2022 17:54 By reception
Valerie Hester (nee Stauton)

Valerie Hester (nee Stauton)

Clooncalagy, Ballinlough, Co. Roscommon.

Monday, April 18th 2022. Peacefully, at Mayo University Hospital surrounded by her heart-broken family.

Pre-deceased by her parents Pat and Anne, her brothers-in-law Seamus Maughan and Cy Francome.

Valerie Hester (nee Stauton), loving wife of Pat and mother to Patrick (Norway), Mark (Ballinlough), Brendan (Perth), Fergal (Sydney) and Grace (Loughlynn). Sadly missed by her loving husband, her sons and daughter, and her adored grandsons Aleksander and Kristian. Her sisters Nancy (Barnicle, UK), Rose (Maughan, Killala) and Bridie (O’Connor, Strokestown). Daughters-in-law Kari, Chloe and Stacey, Brendan’s partner Marrie and Grace’s partner Shane. Brothers-in-law Edward, Thomás, Micheál, Stiofán, JT, and Chris. Sisters-in-law Mary (Cahill), Breda (Forde), Ann (Hester) and Claire (Hester). Nephews, nieces, grand-nephews, grand-nieces, extended family, neighbours and her many friends especially her lifelong friends in the UK.

May Her Gentle Soul Rest in Peace

Reposing at McDonagh’s Funeral Home Castlerea, on Thursday evening from 5 o’clock until 8 o’clock (Walk through only please). Funeral arriving to the Church of the Immaculate Conception Ballinlough on Saturday morning for Funeral Mass at 12 noon with burial afterwards in Ballinlough Cemetery.

Valerie’s removal and funeral Mass will be live-stream from 11.30am on Saturday and can be viewed at

Family flowers only please, donations if desired to the Irish Lung Fibrosis Association on-line or c/o McDonagh Funeral Directors Castlerea or any family member.

House Private Please

The recording of Valerie’s Funeral Mass will be available to view again in our viewing-room on Saturday afternoon

With the continuing increase in Covid 19, we ask that all those attending the funeral adhere to social distancing guidelines, wear a face mask and avoid shaking hands.


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