Brigid (nee Canavan) McIntyre

  • Born: November 10, 1924
  • Died: May 5, 2021
  • Location: Broomall, Pennsylvania

D'Anjolell Memorial Home of Broomall

2811 West Chester Pike
Broomall, PA 19008
Tel. (610) 356-4200

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother

Brigid Helen McIntyre (Canavan)
(November 10, 1924 – May 5, 2021)

Brigid Helen McIntyre (nee Canavan) was born in the small town of Ardmore on the western coast of County Galway, Ireland. Intelligent and quick-witted from a young age she excelled academically. She was talented enough that a local teacher approached her family to encourage them to send her to university. Though this unfortunately never came to pass as her family lacked the means, she maintained this this love of learning throughout the course of her life and placed a particular importance on education for all of her children. She arrived in the US in 1949 at the age of 25, living with her mother's sister Ann and working at Horn & Hardart and then Acme Markets. She met the love of her life, Eugene, at a wedding within a year of her arrival and they would go on to share more than six decades of marriage. Together they raised a family of nine children, which grew to include twenty-one grandchildren and two great-grandchildren in her lifetime.

The abiding joys of Brigid's life were faith and family, and she held both close to her heart through good times and bad. Neither of these faded as her children themselves grew and started their own families, and she reveled in her role as Memom. This was never more evident than at Christmastime, her favorite time of year, when she would gather her whole family by her side to celebrate together. Brigid was a woman of simple pleasures. She was always happiest with a cup of tea, a plate of milis (Irish for 'sweets') and a partner in conversation. Whether you knew her as a friend, a sister, a mother or a grandmother- Brigid will be remembered for her faith, her wit and above all for her abiding love of her friends and family.

All Services will be private

A live stream of the Mass will begin promptly at 1:30 PM on Saturday May 15 at

Arr: Danjolell Memorial Homes

Condolence & Memory Journal

Nora: I am very sorry for your loss. The obituary is beautiful tribute to your mother. I hope that your memories of her and her life will be a blessing. My thoughts and prayers are with and your family. Warmest regards, Steve Pincus

Posted by Steven Pincus - PA - Coworker   May 12, 2021

Sean, Lorraine and the entire McIntyre family, your mom was a special lady. We always enjoyed our conversations with her while attending your family gatherings!❤ We will always remember her fondly and keep her in our thoughts and prayers

Posted by Sue and Fred Rhodes - Willow Grove, PA - family   May 12, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences.

Posted by Marc Hill - New Castle, DE   May 12, 2021

Nora and family, What a beautiful tribute to you Mom. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Lisa Walsh

Posted by Lisa Walsh - Phoenixville, PA - Coworker   May 12, 2021

My always glamorous, always funny, and always loving aunt will be forever remembered and missed.

Posted by Delores Barnett - Estero, FL - Family   May 11, 2021

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