Tributes paid to Irish woman who died in Liberian crash

An Irish woman, Mary Ann O'Driscollwas last Tuesday killed as a result of car accident in Monrovia several tributes have been paid to her after being hit by a car in Monrovia, Liberia two days ago.

Mary Ann O'Driscoll was working as Liberia Mission Director with Franciscan Works when she was hit by a speeding vehicle.

She was aged-24 and described by Franciscan Works as a vibrant woman with an infectious, saintly faith.

Mary Ann is survived by her parents Betty and Paddy and sisters and brothers.

The aid worker was in Liberia with the Franciscan Works and described herself as a Catholic missionary.

In message on their Facebook page, the Franciscan Work said they were in grief following her death.

‘Hearts are heavy as we grieve the loss of our dear Mary Ann O’Driscoll, Liberia Mission Director January 2015 – July 2015. Mary Ann was hit by a speeding vehicle Tuesday evening in Liberia. She breathed her last at 1 am, July 15th.’

‘Mary Ann’s most powerful impact on Liberia Mission was the faith she instilled in our students. She helped form their first-ever ministry outreach program, which she called Soul-diers for Christ. Truly, Earth has lost a Soul-dier for Christ, and Heaven has gained another.’

They offered their sincerest sympathies to Mary An’s family and friends.

The Department of Foreign Affairs are providing assistance to her family.

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