Socialist Worker

Marie McGorrigan 1947-2015

by Paul Jenkins
Issue No. 2444

Marie McGorrigan

Marie McGorrigan

Comrades were saddened to learn of the recent death of Marie McGorrigan. 

Marie was a passionate socialist who had been active in the Ulverston, Barrow and South Cumbria area in particular for many years.

She had been active in many campaigns including Medical Aid For Vietnam, the Anti-Apartheid Movement and anti-nuclear campaigns.

In 1997 Marie joined the Socialist Workers Party. 

She campaigned against the bombing of the Balkans in 1999 and continued to be very active in the Stop the War movement against war in Afghanistan and Iraq.

She was highly involved with anti-fascist campaigns, first with the Anti Nazi League and then with Unite Against Fascism. These helped stamp out, at an early stage, the attempted rise of the Nazi British National Party in Barrow-in-Furness. 

She dearly loved music including Chumbawamba, Rory MacLeod and many others.

Marie strove to live her life by the values of a future socialist society—exuding warmth, generosity and compassion towards others.

She will be greatly missed, and our thoughts are with Lesley, Susan and all her family and friends.

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Tue 10 Mar 2015, 16:47 GMT
Issue No. 2444
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