Friday, November 22, 2013

A MUM of two young children who was one of Cork’s leading businesswomen has died after falling down the stairs of her New York home.
Hazel Morrison-Frank, the 37-year-old former co-owner of Concept Creative Consultants in Cork, passed away on Sunday, 10 days after falling down the stairs of her Brooklyn home.
She had been due to visit her native Ballingarry, county Limerick, with her husband Andrew Frank and their two young children — three-year-old Caoilainnok and 14-month-old Cian — for Christmas. Instead her remains were flown into Shannon Airport this morning for burial on Sunday.
The marketing executive moved from Cork to New York in 2009 after her marriage to Andrew. The couple married in the Honan Chapel in UCC.
She had recently set up her own brand consultancy firm in New York and also worked with Fragrances of Ireland, who produce the Inis fragrances.
She was listed among 100 businesswomen in Cork who received awards in the 2006 Who’s Who of Cork’s Leading Business Women, by Business Cork magazine.
Her sister Tríona said: “She fought hard for 10 days but passed away on Sunday. We had a wake for her in Brooklyn on Wednesday night. There were three sisters of us in the family and we were very close. She still loved Ireland very much and she and Andrew had built a second home in Ballingarry.”
Tríona said Hazel’s remains will lie in repose in O’Grady’s funeral home in Ballingarry tomorrow evening from 4.30pm to 7.30pm, before removal to the local church. She will be buried on Sunday after noon Mass.
She is survived by her parents Ned and Mary, brothers John-Paul and Aidan, and sisters Aisling and Tríona.

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