t’s always difficult to know what to say to someone who has just lost a loved one…
You can always try a few traditional words of comfort, letting them know just how much their dearly departed will be missed.
Then again, maybe a little borrowed philosophy about this notoriously mortal coil might help bring a little perspective into the equation.
Always look on the bright side of death, and all that. As the late, great W.C. Fieldsquipped, it’s a funny old world, and you’d be lucky to get out of it alive. When it came to the big farewell, Sir Woody of Allen famously said that he wasn’t afraid of dying, he just didn’t want to be there when it happened, whilst an anonymous London graffiti artist of the late ’70s perhaps said it best when he sprayed ‘Death is just nature’s way of telling you to slow down’.
Which all goes to prove that you have to hold on to your sense of humour when dealing with the final curtain, embracing all the joyous, triumphant and plain ol’ silly moments that makes up a life well lived.
May all such happy memories flood over those who knew and loved the friends we have lost…
Jean Redmond Greystones, Wicklow Jean Redmond née Wood late of the Harbour, Greystones who passed away in her 94th year on Saturday 23rd October 2021 peacefully in the excellent care the Greystones Nursing Home. Predeceased by her loving husband Joe, sons Brian and Joe and grandson Aaron. Mum of Dave. Deeply regretted by her daughters in law Ann and Lourna, grandchildren Katie, Holly, Asa, Kez and Irah, great-grandchildren Oscar and Indie, sister Betty (UK), brother-in-law Andy, nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.
Funeral Service on Wednesday at 12 noon in St Patrick’s Church, Church Road, Greystones followed by burial in Redford Cemetery. Further enquiries to William Doyle Funeral Directors on 012871010.
James Connolly O’Neill Park, Newtownmountkennedy, Wicklow
James (Jimmy) Connolly Late of Shepherd’s Bush, London, passed away, peacefully, on the 24th October at Kilcoole Lodge Nursing Home, in the presence of his family. Beloved husband of the late Noeline. James will be forever loved and sadly missed by his sons David and Diarmuid, daughter Denise, adored grandchildren Róisín, Conor, Grace and Michael, son-in-law Michael, nephew Justin, sisters- in -law Eithne and Kay, and all nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives and friends. Predeceased by his much loved sister Monnie, brothers -in-law John, Laurie and sister-in-law Maureen. May He Rest in Peace.
James’ family express their gratitude to the nurses and staff at Kilcoole Lodge. James will repose at Patrick Murray and Son’s Funeral Home, Main Street, Newtownmountkennedy, from 5pm on Tuesday with removal to St. Joseph’s Church, Main Street, Newtownmountkennedy, for Funeral Prayers at 7pm. Funeral Mass on Wednesday morning at 11am followed by burial afterwards in Kilmurray Cemetery. Messages of sympathy for James’ family can be left in the condolence section below. Enquires to Patrick Murray & Son Funeral Directors on 012810360.
Andrew Whyte Kilcoole, Wicklow Andrew (Andy) Whyte of Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow, died on 23rd October, 2021, beloved husband of the late Eileen, much loved father of Elaine, Robert and Stephen, cherished Grandad of Caoimhe, Ethan, Gemma and Jordan, dearly loved by his late brothers Joe, Gerry and Raimie and sisters Imelda and the late Theresa, Madge and Phyllis, sadly missed by his daughters-in-law Janet and Caroline, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. May he rest in peace.
Funeral arrangements later. Equiries to Colliers Funeral Service Ltd on 012720777.
Joseph White Kilcoole, Wicklow Joseph (Joe) White of Hazelwood Crescent, Kilcoole, who passed away on Sunday 24th October 2021 at St Vincent’s University Hospital. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Helen, sister Imelda, nephews, nieces, extended family and friends.
Joe is predeceased by his beloved son David, parents Andy and Annie, brothers Gerry, Raimie and Andy (23rd October 2021) and sisters Madge, Theresa and Phyllis. May they rest in peace.
Funeral arrangements to follow. Further enquiries to William Doyle Funeral Home on 012871010.
Margaret Evans Rosanna Gardens, Ashford, Greystones, Wicklow Margaret (Mags) Evans, late of Rosanna Gardens, Ashford and formerly of Greystones, Co. Wicklow, died on 25th October, 2021, cherished daughter of the late Eddie and Katie Evans, dearly loved sister of Norman, Mervyn, Tom, Alfie, Nora, Jackie and the late Irish, Ken and Robert, fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews, extended family and friends in Rosanna Gardens.
Funeral Service on Saturday (30th October) at 12 noon in St. Patrick’s Church, Greystones followed by burial in Redford Cemetery, The Grove, Greystones. Enquiries to Colliers Funeral Directors firstname.lastname@example.org.
Patrick Byrne Glencormac, Kilmacanogue, Wicklow
Patrick ‘Whack’ Byrne of Glencormac, Kilmacanogue, Co. Wicklow passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, 23rd October 2021, surrounded by his family, after his long, brave fight against MND. Beloved son of Paddy & Una, brother to Ali, Rachel & Jack – he will be sorely missed by his niece Alma, friends, colleagues, extended family and the community.
Reposing at Murphy’s Funeral Home, Boghall Road Bray on Wednesday, 27th October, from 6pm to 8pm. Funeral Mass 11am on Thursday, 28th October, in St. Mochonog’s Church Kilmacanogue, followed by interment in adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.
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