Mrs. Adeline Mary Lee, a deeply loved late wife, mother, grandmother, friend, and neighbour passing away has caused great sadness in her community.

Adeline was born at Rossfad on January 27, 1945 to Mary and Jimmy Booth, her brother Ken was born a year later and her second brother, who now lives in Australia, came to the family five years later.

She attended Shanmullagh Primary School until she was 14 years of age when she then took her first job in Ternan’s shop which sold everything from a needle to an anchor and Adeline worked there for seven years. She then went to work in Dickie’s where she met her future husband Mervyn Lee.

Adeline and Mervyn got married on September 23, 1970 in St Michael’s Church, Trory. They had two children Mark and Rachel. Back when small children were not allowed into the maternity ward, Mark was smuggled in through a window to see his younger sister.

Adeline was a lifelong member of the Tamlaght Women’s Institute where she held the positions of president, secretary and treasurer over the years and was still an acting secretary. She was also involved in Fermanagh Women’s Network, Women in Agriculture and Tamlaght Community Association.

Adeline’s hobbies included arts, crafts, baking, and her family tree. Knitting baby hats for the neo natal ward, sensory blankets, muffs for dementia patients and blankets for cancer patients. Many family members have hats, scarves, socks, and blankets knitted and crocheted by her.

For a lady of her age, she was very active and proficient on social media and kept in touch with people from her hospital bed when not allowed visitors. She had a love for everyone in her family and friends, but her biggest love was her grandchildren James, Sophie, and Amy.

A few of the highlights in Adeline’s life included a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace in 1984 for all her charity work in the community while on other occasions she met Mary McAleese, Bill Clinton and Camilla Duchess of Cornwall. She also enjoyed travels to London, Prague, France and Belgium with family and visited New York with her daughter.

Adeline will be missed by everyone that knew her.