Funeral takes place of Maureen Potter


The funeral has taken place in Dublin this morning of Maureen Potter, the actress, comedian, singer and dancer who died on Wednesday aged 79. 

Born in 1925, a fifth-generation Dubliner, she was much loved for her work in the theatre, television and radio.

Mourners were led by Maureen Potter's husband, Jack O'Leary, and her sons, Hugh and John, at the funeral prayer service at St Brigid's Church in Killester this morning. 

Speaking at her removal in Dublin last night, parish priest Father Leycock said her unique God-given gifts of getting to the heart of things touched people everywhere. She used her talent as a performer to bring healing and cheer to many an ailing heart.

Almost her final public appearance was when she made an appearance on The Late Late Show last January, celebrating 100 years of the Abbey Theatre.

Maureen Potter was carried from the church to the sound of Dublin in the Rare 'Oul Times buried in Clontarf Cemetary.