‘I wish I was a baby’: Baby singer praises ‘troubled’ family
A mother of two, whose mother had been diagnosed with breast cancer, has shared her memories of her late mother and their love for singing.
The singer was diagnosed with cancer in 2012 and passed away in June, aged 90.
She is survived by her children, who also sing.
“I never knew how lucky I was,” said Ms Molloy, who was diagnosed in 2014 with breast and lung cancer.
“My mum always sang and sang and played music with me and the kids, and it was just so much fun to sing.”
Ms Moy, from Galway, was born in the town of Galway to Irish parents, and the family moved to Australia with their children in the late 1970s.
“When I was 10, we moved to New Zealand,” she said.
“They were singing at the beach.
It was so nice.”
Ms Phyliss Molloys were among the thousands of people who attended a memorial service held at the Galway church of St James’s Hall, on the corner of Eamonn Road and Coney Island Road, to remember their beloved mother.
“It’s a sad day, but it’s the day that we got to know her,” said mother Marie Molloya.
“She was such a good woman.”
Ms Skelton, from New Zealand, was diagnosed at the age of six and spent years as a nursery nurse at St James House Hospital in Kilkenny.
“As soon as I saw her, I knew I wanted to be a nurse, and she had the right idea of what that meant,” she recalled.
“We were inseparable.
She was the best nurse in the world.
I was just really lucky.”
Ms Egan from South Africa said her mother, who died aged 70, was a very loving woman who sang in the local community.
“The world can be a very scary place when you’re a woman of colour and you’re dealing with it all the time,” she added.
She went on to sing a lot more. “
In the end she got through it.
She went on to sing a lot more.
She sang a lot.
She would go out and sing and sing.” “
That’s what it was all about.
She would go out and sing and sing.”
She added: “I wish she was still alive.”
In a Facebook post from 2017, Ms Mott said she had a “trouble with singing”.
“I used to sing in the church choir at St Joseph’s School in Kilkie and the church’s choir was really big,” she wrote.
“But I always felt like it was a bit of a burden.”
Ms Aiken said her late mom sang “every day”.
“She had the confidence to go out there and sing, she sang so many different kinds of music,” she told the Irish Times.
Ms Hickey said her mom sang her own favourite song. “
There was no shame in singing.”
Ms Hickey said her mom sang her own favourite song.
“Everybody loved singing and singing with their mother,” she joked.
“Just her voice and the way she sang.”
Ms Nairn from Ireland also paid tribute to her late mum.
“Our mother was an amazing, amazing woman,” she remembered.
“Her music and her spirit.
We all loved her.
She had a special sense of humour.”