Fianna Fáil Senator Eugene Murphy has paid tribute to the late Bernice Treacy, the Principal of Lanesboro Community College who passed away last week, as a wonderful caring lady with an amazing dedication to education. She was laid to rest in Scramogue Cemetery yesterday.
Senator Murphy said that a great sadness now hung over Roscommon, Longford, and adjoining counties following the untimely death of Bernice Treacy (nee Martin).
Bernice, who resided in Scramogue with her husband Eric and three young children, lost her battle with serious illness on Thursday night last.
Describing Bernice as a lovely neighbour and friend, Senator Murphy said the whole community was deeply shocked and very saddened by Bernice’s passing.
Bernice was Principal of Lanesboro Community College and Senator Murphy commented that her work colleagues and students past and present were broken-hearted at her passing.
“I dealt with Bernice in relation to school matters and on every occasion, one was instantly impressed with her strong desire to have the best facilities for all her students. She had an amazing dedication to education and in her short life she has left an everlasting positive mark. Bernice had a lovely caring attitude to her students and I understand she left a similar impression during her time in Columba College, Killucan. Her contribution to education has been highly significant and her passion for her profession was unquestionable,” said Senator Murphy.
Beatrice is survived by her dedicated husband Eric, her three adorable children, Ella, Ava, and Conor, her heartbroken parents Hugh and Bridget,(Moyne), sisters Gloria and Edel and brother Hughie, her parents-in-law John and Ann Treacy, Scramogue, Eric’s sister Aisling and brother Ian and the extended Treacy and Martin families.
“We all feel the terrible loss of Bernice, she was kind, caring and always giving in her short life. From her time growing up in the Moyne region and right up to her passing, whether on the football field with Dromard Ladies or the classroom in Columba College, Killucan or Lanesboro Community College, Bernice was leading and helping others.
“I can only describe her as a lovely person always smiling and always dedicated to her family and school pupils. To Eric, and his very young children, Ella, Ava, and Conor, and the extended Martin and Treacy families, I again extend my deepest sympathies,” concluded Senator Murphy.