5 November 1998 Edition

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Fógraí bháis: Maureen Dineen Garvin

Maureen was born and raised in Belfast's Ardoyne . She was from a very republican family and worked all of her life in Ireland and in Philadelphia for the freedom of Ireland. She and her husband, the late Phil Garvin, were active in keeping the McGarrity commemoration in Philadelphia alive in the 1950s.

When the current phase of the struggle broke out in the sixties Maureen was one of the first to speak at demonstrations and was one of the original members at the organisation of Irish Northern Aid in the Philadelphia area. She was treasurer of the Delaware County Unit for many years and also treasurer for the Philadelphia Defence Fund. She was an active member of Irish Northern Aid serving on the committee until she died.

Maureen Garvin died this year on 29 May. She is sadly missed by her family and friends in the United States and at home in Ireland. We, her friends of the Cahalane Unit of Irish Northern Aid, miss her presence, wisdom and wit. May we all join together at this time and remain united, working for the dream that Maureen strived for all her life, from when she was a teenager in Belfast, to her dying day in Atlantic City, an Ireland united and free with justice and freedom for all.

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