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Actress Maureen O'Hara to be buried at Arlington

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Maureen O'Hara's grandson Conor Beau Fitzsimons and other members of the late star's family at the service

Hear the moving tribute Maureen's grandson made during the funeral.

The beloved star of "The Quiet Man", "Miracle on 34th Street" and "How Green Was My Valley" died on October 24 at the age of 95 at her family's home in Idaho.

Pictures of O'Hara in films from throughout her career were displayed during the funeral in St Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, near Washington DC.

Fr Weymes said: "Maureen was also witty, humorous, beautiful, compassionate, outgoing, strong-willed, and courageous with fiery spirit of the Vikings and the untamable spirit of the Normans with a little smidgen or pinch of Eros - all the qualities that one would expect in any Irish colleen".

"In honor of Maureen O'Hara, our very own", barked the pipe major as the 45-member Shannon Rovers Irish Pipe Band of Chicago struck up the strains of "Garryowen" at the gravesite, in a final salute to the famed Hollywood actress.

Friends, neighbors and relatives travelled from Dublin, Cork and Limerick to pay their respects to a woman who fearlessly championed Ireland.

An Air Force honor guard escorts the remains of screen legend Maureen O'Hara at Arlington Cemetery in Virginia, USA, to be buried next to her husband, Air Force Brig Gen Charles Blair Jr. It was in her soul.

Mr. Wayne's daughter, Melinda Munoz, who attended, described O'Hara as "like a sister" to her father and "like an aunt" to her and her family, attending family weddings and occasions. "Ireland was her heart".

Her late husband, as a US Air Force officer and decorated veteran of World War II, was buried with full military honors in 1978.

O'Hara, fondly remembered for her roles in The Quiet Man and The Hunchback of Notre Dame, was renowned for her fiery spirit and her proud Irish roots. "That is a long time, so I wanted to travel for the funeral", she said.

 

 

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