Anne Crosse Obituary, Death – The meeting that took place with Anne Crosse was a total and utter fluke that just so happened to take place. Tipperary, who was at the time taking part in the writer’s weekend that was being held at the Gas House Lane arts center, appeared in front of them. At the school where she worked, my mother had the position of director of the arts center.
If my recollection serves me well, the Tipperary Town Council hosted a reception in her honor perhaps around the year 1996 to honor her contributions to the community. When Deirdre found out that she would be able to take part in the celebration, she was overcome with feelings of gratitude and honor. Her happiness was through the roof. Unfortunately, the building in question was pulled down thanks to the efforts of Tipperary Council and Anne Crosse of Cas House Lane, despite the best efforts of everyone involved.
During her lifetime, the Irish author Deirdre Purcell was held in high esteem as one of the most talented writers we have ever come across in the nation, and this reputation has only grown after she passed away. Anne Crosse expresses her hope that Deirdre Purcell can finally find the peace she’s been searching for by saying. May she rest in peace.
In addition, I would like to take this opportunity to extend my appreciation to the Council for organizing a community event in honor of Deirdre Purcell on behalf of the people who live in Tipperary Town. We had a great deal of gratitude for this reception.