Deirdre McParland

April 26, 1966October 2, 2020

Deirdre Ann McParland, “DD,” entered eternal peace on October 2nd, 2020 at the age of 54.

Deirdre was born in Camlough, a small village in County Armagh, Northern Ireland on April 26, 1966. All who knew DD knew how special she was and that she will be deeply missed by all.

Besides her mother, Rosemarie McParland of Camlough, Ireland, Deirdre is survived by her beloved twin sister, Fiona Roisin Connolly of Stamford, CT; her two nieces who she treated as her own daughters, Emma Rose and Jessica Mary; Deirdre’s six other siblings: Micael McParland, Oonagh Purdy, Marguerite Morley, Desmond McParland, Shauna Clements, and Patrick McParland; her 19 nieces and nephews; two grand-nieces; one grand-nephew, and several aunts and uncles.

She was pre-deceased by her father, Desmond McParland.

DD was a shining light who emanated positivity and happiness. She had a huge giving heart and was the best daughter, sister, aunt, friend, and colleague that one could ask for. Her beautiful smile lit up a room; she was the kindest soul who made everyone want to be around her.

A visitation will be held Monday, October 5, 2020, from 5:00-8:00PM at Gallagher & Son Funeral Home in Stamford, CT. Her funeral will take place in Ireland, surrounded by her family.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust, Unit 7 Whitegates Business Park, Newry BT356UA, United Kingdom. (


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Joan Heuston

October 11, 2020

Sincere condolences to Rose, and thank you for the beautiful gift of DD to all of us. She was a shining star that brightened our lives and we had so much fun and laughter together over the years in Stamford.

To Fiona, Noel, Emma and Jessica and McParland family, may you find some comfort in the following words
"Those we love don't go away; They walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard but always near. Sill loved, still missed, and very dear.."
She will always be in our hearts. ❤

Liam and Maura hickey

October 11, 2020

DD you were such a beautiful kind friend,you will be sooo missed,the angels in heaven are so lucky to have you but you were taken away from us way too soon.Thoughts and prayers are with Noel,Fiona,Emma and Jessica and your beautiful Mom Rose and all the McParland family.Rest in peace

Tommy Moran

October 11, 2020

To the McParland family,
Deirdre was a lovely lady. She will be dearly missed. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Tom oSullivan

October 11, 2020

To Rose and all the McParland family my deepest sympathy on the untimely passing of DeirdreMay she Rest in Peace

Maurice and Kay Sheehy

October 10, 2020

We offer our sincere sympathy to all the McPartland family on Deirdre's untimely death. We have some fond memories of Deirdre's time working with us here in Ballyduff. May Deirdre rest in peace.

Patricia Scanlon

October 9, 2020

Dear Marguerite, Granny Rose, the McParland & Morley families.
Our deepest sympathy to you on the death of Deirdre, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad and very difficult time. Whenever I met Deirdre during the past 25+ years my memories of her are of a smiling, giving person and deeply interested and proud of her family. I know that this past year has been a very tough time for you, may you gain strength from each other going forward. May Deirdre rest in peace. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis.
Love from Patricia, John, Eoin, Páraic, Cathal & Dónal Scanlon, Skryne

Mary McNamara

October 9, 2020

So shocked to hear of Deirdre"s death. Some great memories with Deirdre in New York. Condolences to Fiona and all the McParland family. May she rest in peace.
Mary and Brendan McNamara, Co. Clare.

Eamonn & Noreen Fitzgerald

October 8, 2020

Deepest sympathy to Rose and all the McParland family on Deirdres passing,
Fond memories of her time in ballyduff , county Kerry

Maureen Mullarkey

October 8, 2020

My heart goes out to you all. What a beautiful person she was!
Deepest sympathy to your mother at this sad time. You all will
be in my thoughts and prayers.
Love Maureen.

Ann Marie Sexton

October 8, 2020

Very fond memories of all the fun and happy times we had together. You were always so positive and fun. Sincere sympathy to Fiona, Noel, Emma and Jessica, Rose and all the McParland family. Thinking of you all. Rest in peace beautiful girl xxx

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