Death of AGI Member Patricia Moorhead

We in AGI, as a group, were saddened by the news of the death of our much loved colleague Patricia Moorhead. Pat was one of our number since 2000.  She retired from professional genealogy in 2014 and the following year AGI introduced the new category of Emeritus Member, and Patricia was the first to receive the honour.

Pat Moorhead (far right) at the time she was elected AGI’s first Emeritus Member, along with AGI colleagues, Michael Walsh and Máire Mac Conghail.

Pat was particularly interested in the history of her native Kenilworth Square, Rathgar, and in the achievements of her granduncle Thomas Joseph Crean, VC, DSO.  She had a gift of serendipity, in life and in genealogy.  She was a great raconteur and regaled colleagues with true stories that had extraordinary links and twists.  Pat had a great capacity for genealogy and storytelling.  She was, without doubt, a person who enjoyed life and was full of fun.  We will miss her greatly, but her memory remains with us.