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RIP Breeda Higgins

Former Crackley Hall staff member, Breeda Higgins, who was much-loved by many, has sadly passed away.

We have just heard that a former Crackley Hall staff member, Breeda Higgins, who was much-loved by many, has sadly passed away. Breeda who worked for Sister Philomena when she was the Headteacher at St Jospeh's Convent School is remembered fondly by several of our longer-serving colleagues.

Current teacher, Carrie Holmes, remembers her well and writes:

'Breeda Higgins was a member of the St Joseph’s and then Crackley Hall administration team for many, many years. It was her smiling face and gentle manner which greeted us all on the way in every morning. She quietly ran the office with meticulous pride and tip top organisational skills. The school rang with her happy laughter and kindness which pervaded through the corridors

On my first visit with my then 8-year-old child, Breeda greeted us at the door with a beautiful Irish lilt and a smile. We wanted to sign up immediately as her warmth and friendliness touched everyone who came through the door. In later years, she continued working as a receptionist and administrator gradually stepping back and then retiring. We were all devastated to see her leave.

I will always remember her, as will my family, as someone who made the most phenomenal Irish coffees at the school Christmas (and Summer) Fayres and someone whose warm and gentle manner was the bedrock of our school.

Rest in Peace lovely lady. You will be sadly missed.'

Our thoughts and prayers are with Breeda's family during this difficult time and we pray for the repose of her soul.

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