ROSE McBRIDE, the wife of Big Tom, will be laid to rest in Ireland tomorrow.
The mother-of-four, from Formill, Oram, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan, died peacefully at home yesterday, January 30.
Her body will repose at the family home today ahead of her Funeral Mass at 11am in St Patrick's Church, Oram tomorrow.
Burial will take place afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.
Singer Daniel O'Donnell was among those to pay tribute, describing Rose McBride as a 'lovely lady'.
"I was very saddened to hear of the passing of Rose McBride, the wife of my good friend Big Tom," he wrote on Facebook.
Our condolences sent to Big Tom An the Mcbride Family on there sad loss of Rose(R.I.P) wife and mother the rock behind Big Tom Lord have Mercury on her soal pic.twitter.com/pfVY96SF8M
— Adam (@Adam96857096) 30 January 2018
"She was a lovely lady and will be sadly missed. My deepest sympathies go out to Tom and all the family at this sad time.
— Glenn Murphy (@GlennMurphy74) 30 January 2018
"Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May her gentle soul rest in peace."
Country singer Cliona Hagan also expressed her condolences to the McBride family.
Saddened to hear of the passing of Rosie! My condolences to Big Tom and all of the family at this very sad time!? pic.twitter.com/8EQWsUFLjF
— Cliona Hagan (@ClionaHagan) 30 January 2018
"She was there with him on every step, especially in recent years, everything he did. Rose was with him.
"I can't imagine life for him without her," singer Daniel O'Donnell also told Northern Sound.
I was very saddened to hear of the passing of Rose Mc Bride, the wife of my good friend Big Tom. She was a lovely lady...
So sorry to hear of the passing of Rose McBride this evening. My thoughts and prayers go out to Tom, all of her family and friends at this terrible time ❤️??
— Lisa McHugh (@LisaMcHughx) 30 January 2018
Rose McBride is survived by her husband Tom McBride, children Thomas, Dermot, Aisling and Siobhan, as well as a sister, brothers, grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
The family have requested donations in lieu of flowers if desired to Cavan/Monaghan Palliative Care c/o Peter McCaughey Funeral Directors.