News Archive 2022

Death of Ms Angela Marsh, former Senior Technical Officer-Histology, Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience

25 Feb 2022

We remember our colleague and friend Angela Marsh who passed away on Thursday 16th December 2021. Angela was a Senior Technical Officer in the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience from the early 1970s until her retirement in 2006. She qualified as a Medical Laboratory Scientist and progressed to Fellowship level, specialising in Histology. 

In a UCC career spanning four decades, Angela was well known to UCC Medical and Dental students who, in her Histology practical classes, mastered the use of the microscope to examine the detailed structures of the multi-stained specimens which Angela had expertely prepared. With emerging techniques and expansion of the Department, Angela continually upskilled to support also the undergraduate BSc Neuroscience students and research work of staff and postgraduate research students.

Angela’s keen intellect was apparent in the many interests which she pursued in tandem with her work. A night BA in English and Irish in UCC was followed by a H.Dip. in Education. Angel later enjoyed attending occasional night classes including Art History, Drama and Conversational Irish, as well as an interest in bridge, golf, ragtime piano, and especially her love of travel. 

Angela was very artistic and creative and in her retirement she undertook a full-time Art and Design course, and greatly enjoyed exhibiting her artwork. She bravely fought her illness with huge courage and dignity, continuing to pursue her interests, travelling extensively and, most importantly to Angela, keeping in contact with her many friends and regularly returning to Westmeath to visit her family and homeplace.

Angela was a skilled, dedicated, generous, professional and supportive colleague with a wonderful sense of humour. She will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by her many friends and colleagues in UCC. We extend our deepest sympathy to Angela’s family and her many friends.

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