Thursday 20 October 2016

Tragic Maureen (92) 'a lovely lady who was always planning for the future'

Maureen Creaner (92)
Maureen Creaner (92)

The family of a great-grandmother who was killed when she was hit by a car have said she was a woman who kept planning for the future despite her age.

Maureen Creaner (92) was rushed to the Mater hospital after being knocked down crossing the Navan Road close to her Cabra home on Sunday morning.

She died later from her extensive injuries.

She had been walking back from the local shop after buying a newspaper when she was struck by the car.

"She was a lovely lady who had such wonderful positivity," her son David said.

"We are all devastated at the suddenness of her passing. She was always planning for the future even though she was in her 90s."

Maureen had been chatting to neighbours moments before the collision.

David Creaner said his mother, who previously ran a bed and breakfast, had always been a very independent woman.


"She taught dressmaking in the 1950s and was ahead of her time. She would turn her hand to anything," he said.

"She wouldn't say a bad word about anyone. She was a genuine lady like that, always moving, always on the go."

Maureen's daughter Carol added: "She had great style about her, and a fantastic sense of humour, and she had no problem running the house even after our father died despite her age. She was fiercely independent."

Maureen was a grandmother to six and had five great-grandchildren. Her husband Francis had died in 2012.

The couple lived on the Navan Road for more than 50 years and brought up their three children there.

Gardai are appealing for witnesses to the incident to contact them.

The 39-year-old driver of the car was arrested at the scene and was taken to Finglas Garda Station where he was questioned before being released.

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