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Mary van Lonkhuyzen


Mary van Lonkhuyzen

van Lonkhuyzen (née Dempsey) (Abbeyfarm, Celbridge, Co. Kildare) May 2nd. 2022, (peacefully), in the loving care of her family and the staff at St. Brigid’s Hospice, The Curragh.

Mary, beloved wife of Neil and much loved mother of Lucy, Simon, Abbie and Sophie.

Deeply missed by her loving husband, son, daughters, brother Matthew, sisters Judy and Bernie, daughter-in-law Caroline, sons-in-law Enda, Eoin and Andrew and lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Lila, Florence, Missy, Tom, Bea, Martha, Fiadh, Bill, Charlie, Eleanor, Vivienne and Audrey and by all her friends, her beloved horse Jack, relatives and kind neighbours and friends. R.I.P. 

Reposing at Cunningham’s Funeral Home, Ardclough Road, Celbridge on Wednesday evening 4th May from 5pm until 8pm. 

Removal to St. Patrick’s Church, Celbridge on Thursday morning (5th May) arriving for Funeral Service at 11.00am followed by cremation at Newlands Cross Crematorium. 

Mary’s Funeral Service may be viewed online by following the link below; 

Mary’s committal service in Newlands Cross Crematorium may be viewed at 12.40pm on Thursday afternoon by clicking on the link below; 

Chapel Webstream - Dublin Cemeteries Trust ( 

Those who would have liked to attend the funeral but are unable to, are welcome to leave a personal message by selecting “Book of Condolences” here.

Family flowers only please, donations, if desired, to St. Brigid’s Hospice, The Curragh. https://friendsofstbrigidshosp...

Funeral Information

Thursday 5th. May 2022


The Family would appreciate if you could leave a message to be put into a book of condolences for the family.


I heard Mary were very ill, but hoped I could visit. That was not to be. Maybe best to remember Mary as a beautiful, vibrant, funny girl who loved her family, her horses, her hockey and life. RIP

María O'BrienPast pupil & colleague

I was so sorry to hear of Marys passing. It was a pleasure to be a past pupil and to train along side her in St Wolstan’s. She was a great teacher and a wonderful colleague. I will miss our paths crossing on our walks around the town. RIP Ms Van

Rosaleen McNamaraNeighbor

May you rest in peace Mary. Condolences to all your family.

Anna and MichaelFriends

We are deeply sorry and shocked to hear of Mary’s passing we have fond memories of her involvement in the Glebe School and the girls involvement in our synchro swimming club , our prayers and sincere condolences to all the family.
Anna/Michael Byrne & family
Heron SC

Susan, David, and Elizabeth Lloyd and Margaret WayneCousin and friends

R.I.P. dear Mary. Neal and family, so sorry for your loss. Will always remember our shenanigans in the USA. Will miss you . With much love
Susan, David, Elizabeth and Margaret X X X

Catherine McCarthyWork related

I knew Mary from St Wolston’s arranging hockey matches against our schools. She was a lovely lady. May she rest in peace. Catherine McCarthy

Ciara Mc EvoyPast pupil

Commiserations for your very sad loss, my heart goes out to you all. Mary was a major inspiration to me when I was a pupil in St Wolstans, she encouraged me constantly to be a better person. Many an hour was spent together on a hockey pitch, some of my fondest memories in life.
The day we won the north side league will go down as one of the best, she was over the moon and we were delighted as a team to win it for her as much as ourselves. It was a testament to all her hard work with us. I hugely enjoyed the times we bumped into each other in the years after. A laugh was always guaranteed.!
Such a character that I for one will miss hugely.
May she rest in peace.

Jamie TaaffeFriend

Mary you were such an amazing woman. It was a honour and pleasure to meet you and call you a friend.
May you rest in peace.
Love to your family.