Remembering Abi


Sadly our lovely friend and pupil – Abi – has died.  We remember her with warmth and love and our thoughts are with her family – LeslieAnn, Abina, Phil, Ayesha and Dylan.

Her school family – especially her SNA Michelle (her ‘school Mam,’ pictured above) who looked after her since Junior Infants, her classmates, her teachers, the entire school staff and all of her friends remember her.  We will miss her always.

Death is nothing at all
I have only slipped away to the next room.
I am I and you are you.
Whatever we were to each other,
That, we still are.

Call me by my old familiar name
Speak to me in the easy way
which you always used.
Put no difference into your tone.
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.

Laugh as we always laughed
at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me. Pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word
that it always was.
Let it be spoken without effect.
Without the trace of a shadow on it.

Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same that it ever was.
There is absolute unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of mind
because I am out of sight?

I am but waiting for you.
For an interval.
Somewhere. Very near.
Just around the corner.

All is well.

Nothing is past; nothing is lost.

One brief moment and all will be as it was before only better, infinitely happier and forever we will all be one together with Christ

Art for Abi

Artwork by Noah, Rang 5


Links to resources for families:

Helping Children Grieve During COVID-19 Restrictions


Resource 7 – STAGES OF GRIEF




38 thoughts on “Remembering Abi

    • Rest in peace beautiful Abi❤ You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Thinking of you all,
      Ann-Marie, Brian, Sophie & Lily O’Hara xxx

  1. Spread your wings little Angel and please watch over your family and all your extended friends here in Rathpeacon .You will be truly missed 😥 ❤ from your friend Luke Smyth and family xx

  2. Abi
    You were such a friendly girl and lit up our school with your beautiful smile and laughter you will be forever in my thoughts and prayers
    RIP abi ❤
    Abbie nason

  3. Patrick remembers her big smile every morning as she passed him whilst he was holding the door open. Our deepest sympathies to her Mum LeslieAnn and also Abina, Phil, Ayesha and Dylan. May her gentle soul rest in peace xx

  4. RIP beautiful angel our thoughts and prayers are with the family😢❤️ From Ava and Noah Goulding and family x

  5. Rest In Peace Abi. We will miss you dearly. A
    very special girl, that touched so many of us. DYLAN and the O’Leary family

  6. Abi will always be remembered in the Browne household. We will always think of your lovely smile, you will be forever in our thoughts Abi. Condolences to the McGeough family. May you rest in peace xx

  7. Abi we will always remember you and your big smile we will miss you always 💔 love leah cairns and family xxxxx

  8. Rest in peace little angel. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You will be missed. love from Emily and family xx

  9. Rest in Peace beautiful Abi. You are with the angels now.
    Ava will always remember the kindness and friendship that Abi showed to her in Club Spraoi after school. Her wonderful smile will be missed by all. Our sincere Condolences to LeslieAnn, Abina, Phil & all her family. From, Siobhán and all the Coleman family xx

  10. Rest in Peace beautiful Abi, Hannah will always remember you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult and sad time. From the O’Brien-La Torre family. Xxx 💗💖👼🏻😘

  11. You will be missed so much Abi. RIP beautiful girl. Deepest sympathies to Leslieann and family. From Jack and Lucy Dunne and family. xx

  12. Rest in peace Abi. We will say a prayer for you and we know that God will mind you.

  13. Rest in peace angel, our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love Caoimhe Goggin & family ❤️X

  14. Sleep well little sweetheart. Heaven is an even brighter place with you in it.💕From Brenna, Kayla, Orla & Edward Shaw.xxxx

  15. Rest In Peace Abi. Ava has many happy memories of sitting next to you during her time in Rathpeacon and often talks about you. Our thoughts and pray are with your family at this very sad time. From, Ava Dalton and family xx

  16. Rest in peace Abi our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad time .From Aisling O Keeffe and family .

  17. Rest in peace beautiful girl .your smile would light up a room .
    Kyle will miss you so much Abi .
    Sweet dreams x x xxx

  18. We will always remember Abi’s beautiful gentle smile and her amazing courage. Our sincere sympathies to Abi’s family, Leslieann, Abina, Phil, Ayesha and Dylan. We will continue to pray for you all during this difficult time. May Abi’s gentle soul rest in peace.

  19. RIP Abbey i always loved being in your company you will be so missed love you always x Tianna

  20. Rest in peace Abbey my beautiful friend..❤️❤️.You will never be forgotten.💔Our beautiful Angel xx❤️From Megan Cowhey and family xx.

  21. Abi you will be missed so much we all loved you very much you were a big part of our school you will be sadly missed x Brandon , Tianna and family x

  22. Our thoughts are with you, your family and your classmates from Lauren, Shane, Ava and family.

  23. Colm and Oran will always remember Abi’s beautiful magical smile and her amazing courage. Our sincere sympathies to Abi’s family, Leslieann, Abina, Phil, Ayesha and Dylan. The school will never be the same without you. Rest in peace Abi. xxx

  24. Dearest Abi we miss you so much and will never forget you and your beautiful smile. Don’t forget that we are always there even if you can’t see us lots of love, Tara xx RIP ❤️

  25. RIP Abi, you will be missed. We have you in our prayers, love from Evelyn, Kevin Caitlin and Shay O’Hara

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