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…
Kathleen Commons Lower Grattan Park Kathleen Commons née Cummins of Lower Grattan Park, Greystones who passed away in her 95th year on Sunday 26th June 2022 peacefully at St Vincent’s University Hospital. Predeceased by her beloved husband Martin, parents Larry and Brigid, siblings Jack, Larry and Ann and daughter in law Geraldine. Much loved and loving mother of John, Larry, Martin, Brigid and Helen. She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her sister Betty, grandchildren Catherine, Laurie, Alanah, Katie, Jack, Leah, Brian and Aoife, great-grandchildren James, Robert and Daniel, daughters in law Marie, Jenny and Denise, sons in law Seamus and Paul, extended family, neighbours and friends. May she rest in peace.
Kathleen will repose at the William Doyle Funeral Home, Kilcoole from 2pm until 4pm on Tuesday and at the family home from 6pm until 7pm. Funeral on Wednesday morning in the Holy Rosary Church, Greystones (time to be confirmed) followed by interment in Kilquade New Cemetery. Family flowers only please. The funeral Mass can be viewed here. Messages of sympathy can be left in the condolences section below. Further enquiries to William Doyle Funeral Home I.A.F.D on 012871010.
Carolanne Farrell Greystones, Wicklow Carolanne Farrell (née Barnes) (Greystones, Co. Wicklow) – June 30th 2022 (peacefully) surrounded by her family and in the wonderful care of the staff at St. Vincent’s Private Hospital. Carolanne; wife of Paul, much loved mother of Leo, Alan and Jack, and loving daughter of Harry and the late Marie. Sadly missed by Paul, her sons and their partners Alexandra and Aoife, granddaughters Julia and Sadhbh, half-sisters Margaret, Eileen and Lynda, extended family and friends. May she rest in peace.
Reposing at Patrick O’Donovan and Son Funeral Home, Sallynoggin A96 PW73 on Sunday (July 3rd) from 2pm to 4pm with family present (all welcome to attend). Removal on Monday (July 4th) to the Victorian Chapel, Mount Jerome Crematorium Harold’s Cross D6W HY98 arriving for 4pm Humanist Service. To view the service live click here. Further enquiries to Patrick O’Donovan & Sons on 012849938.
Robert Leslie Somers Delgany Robert Leslie Somers of Delgany, Co. Wicklow, died peacefully on 29th June, 2022, in his 90th year, at St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin. Beloved husband of the late Sheila, much loved father of Mark, Blair and the late Michele, cherished Papa of Ellen and Anya, fondly remembered by his daughters-in-law Carolyn and Debbie, sister Pixie, sister-in-law Carol (New Zealand), family and friends.
Reposing at Colliers Funeral Home, Old Connaught Avenue, Bray on Friday (1st July) from 2.00pm to 3.00pm followed by Funeral Service at 4.00pm in Christ Church, Delgany with burial afterwards in the adjoining Churchyard. The service may be viewed online here. Enquiries to Colliers Funeral Directors.
Tom Murphy Greystones, Wicklow Town, Mullagh Tom Murphy Eyrefield Manor Nursing Home Greystones, formerly Dunbur Park, Wicklow Town, Co. Wicklow, Mullagh, Co. Clare & COILLTE. Passed away peacefully on the 25th of June 2022 in the wonderful care of Liz, Pat and their dedicated staff at Eyrefield Manor Nursing Home. Predeceased by his beloved wife Peggy (née Sheridan). Deeply regretted by his loving family, children Thomas, Mary, John, Ann, Kevin, Orla and Vera, siblings Jim and Bríd, daughters-in-law Joyce, Fiona and Rachel, sons-in-law Jonathan and Ciarán, grandchildren Kerry, Oisín, Bláthín, Katie, Sam, Jack, Aoife, Sorcha, Ciara, Éilise and Róisín, great grandson Finley, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbours and friends.
Family flowers only please, donations, if desired, in memory of Tom to The Irish Cancer Society. May he rest In Peace. Enquiries to Mark Kinsella Funeral Directors 0872160740.
Tony Rennix Delgany, Kilnaleck Tony Rennix of Knockroe, Delgany and formerly of Kilnaleck, Co Cavan who passed away on Monday 27th June 2022 peacefully in St Vincent’s University Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Predeceased by his beloved wife Rita and son Frankie. Remembered with love by his son Eddie, grandson Jack, siblings Stephen, Eileen and Bernie, daughter in law Margie, brother-in-law Jack, sisters-in-law Patricia and Grainne, nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends. May he rest in peace.
Tony will repose at the William Doyle Funeral Home, Kilcoole from 5pm until 7pm on Thursday. Removal on Friday morning to St Anthony’s Church, Kilcoole arriving for funeral Mass at 10am followed by interment in Kilquade New Cemetery. The funeral Mass will be streamed. Link to follow. Messages of sympathy can be left in the condolence section below. Enquiries to William Doyle Funeral Home on 0862508010.
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