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RETIREMENT of Ms. MARGARET BOND

Sr. Madeleine Ryan, fcJ, Sandie Conroy, Ms. Frances Threadgold, Principal, Ms. Margaret Bond & Britney Conroy

Following the Annual F.C.J. Bunclody Christmas Mass, the Principal, Ms. Frances Threadgold, spoke to the congregation.   During her speech she referred to the retirement of Ms. Margaret Bond, a member of the school’s domestic staff.

She said, “Ms. Margaret Bond has been on the cleaning staff of our school since it was a much smaller school and where we had boarders as well as day pupils like you all are. Mag, as we all know her, has been a faithful companion and an absolute treasure to have as part of the FCJ team. She started working in the school and then also was invited over to work in the Convent where her care and kindness for the older nuns meant she remained there for many years. Mag has always taken great pride in her work.

“Mag is a lady of integrity and sincerity, a “true blue”. She is honest and honourable in all she does and one of the most trustworthy people I have had the privilege to meet in my work. She has worked under four principals and has seen our school more than double in size in her time with us. Her own life too has seen some twists and turns during those 36 years and she has shared all her joys and sorrows with her friends and colleagues in FCJ. Indeed when we chatted yesterday Mag was very keen to stress that FCJ was like a second home to her, a place where she always felt welcome and in her words “A home away from home”.

You will be sadly missed by us all, Mag, but the time has come to put yourself first and to enjoy some time with your husband Liam, your daughters and all your grandchildren. On behalf of all of us in FCJ Mag I say a big thank you.”    Sr. Madeleine Ryan, fcJ (former principal) made a presentation to Mag on behalf of staff and two students, Britney Conroy of Padraig V and Sandie Conroy of Colm I who are Mag’s granddaughters also made a presentation to her on behalf of the students.

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