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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. Fields quipped, 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 Greystonians we have lost this week…

Margaret (Maggie) Doyle Cooladine, Enniscorthy, Wexford, Greystones, Wicklow
Margaret (Maggie) Doyle of Epsom, Surrey, England & formerly of Cooladine, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. April 1st 2021, peacefully, in the loving care of the wonderful staff of Princess Alice Hospice, West End Lane, Esher, Surrey. Daughter of the late Matthew & Johanna Doyle & sister of the late Bill, Stasia, Matthew, Jim, Eoin, Tony, Mark, Dick, Johnny, Essie & Tom. Remembered with love by her sisters Mary Keogh (Clonsilla, Dublin) & Josie Kinsella (Blacklion, Greystones), sisters-in-law Nancy Doyle (Oylegate, Wexford), & Bridie Doyle (Gorey, Wexford) recently deceased (April 1st 2021), nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, extended family, her close circle of friends especially Ann Gill. A life well lived.

Enquiries to Mark Kinsella Funeral Directors 0872160740.

Rory Grealish Greystones
Rory Grealish, late of Greystones, Co. Wicklow and formerly of Sutton, Co. Dublin, died peacefully on 31st March, 2021, in the exceptional care of the staff at Greystones Nursing Home, lovingly remembered by his brothers Oliver and Tony and predeceased by his twin sister Marie, sadly missed by his cherished friend Dermot McMahon, niece Laura, nephew Jonathan, relatives and friends.

Due to current restrictions, a private family Funeral Mass will take place on Friday April 9th at 10.30am in the Church of Our Lady Queen of Peace, Bray which may be viewed here.

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