Liam Neeson’s mother Katherine ‘Kitty’ Neeson has passed away on Saturday - one day before the 67th birthday of her act...
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Liam Neeson’s mother Katherine ‘Kitty’ Neeson has passed away on Saturday - one day before the 67th birthday of her actor son.
News of her death was announced during a mass at All Saints Church in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, which was broadcast over Facebook on Saturday – revealing Liam’s beloved mother had died in her 90s.
The religious service was broadcast online to allow worshippers to take part in accordance with social distancing and COVID-19 lockdown measures.
Parish Priest, Monsignor Paddy Delargy, led the service where he announced the death of the former cook during an invitation to prayer.
The Parish Priest stated: “We pray for those that died recently….and Kitty Neeson.”
He added: “Her funeral arrangements will be later.”
The Mayor of Mid & East Antrim Borough Council, Cllr Peter Johnston, added: “Very sorry to hear this news. As Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, I will be raising this at full council on Tuesday where we will be holding a minute’s silence.”
He also added: “Rest in Peace, Kitty.”
A-list actor Liam is a Freeman of the borough where Kitty lived.
Kitty married school caretaker Bernard ’Barney’ Neeson and they had four children: Liam and daughters Elizabeth, Bernadette and Rosaleen.
Kitty’s death comes 11 years after the tragic passing of Liam’s wife, the actress Natasha Richardson. The star sadly died aged 45 in a skiing accident. Liam and Natasha have two children; sons Micheál, 24, and Daniel, 23.