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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…

Muriel Webster Kilcoole
Muriel Webster (née Berry) of Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow, died peacefully, in her 95th year, on 21st February, 2021, at St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin. Predeceased by Mervyn, she will be sadly missed by Daphne and Louis (Whelan), Anne and Gordon (Webster), Gillian and Joe (Sheils), a wide circle of friends and the members of the Trefoil Guild.

Due to current restrictions, a private family Funeral Service will take place on Thursday (25th February) at 12.00noon at Christ Church, Delgany, which may viewed online here

Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired to the ISPCA. Further details from Colliers Funeral Directors on 012720777.

Chris Hunt Kilcoole
Christina (Chris) Hunt of Sea Road Kilcoole who passed away in her 88th year on Monday 22nd February 2021 peacefully at St Vincent’s University Hospital. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by her nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Funeral arriving to St Anthony’s Church, Kilcoole, on Thursday, for a private funeral Mass at 1pm, followed by interment in Kilquade New Cemetery. The funeral Mass can be viewed on Facebook here

The family wish to express their sincere thanks to Greystones Nursing Home for the care shown to Chris during her time with them.

Further details from William Doyle Funeral Director on 012871010.

Kennett Henderson Greystones
Kenneth Burgess Henderson, on 20th February 2021 aged 90, passed away peacefully in the wonderful care of the staff at Blackrock Hospice Dublin.

Formerly a partner in the firm of Margetson & Greene Solicitors.

Beloved husband of Hazel and much loved father of Susan, Debbie and Janet. Adored by his grandchildren, Ian and fiancée Emma, Daniel, Luke, Sam and Kim, nephews, nieces, extended family, neighbours and friends and his faithful companion Inky the cat. Sadly missed by his sons-in-law Alan and Andy, his brother Gordon, sister-in-law Norma, his brother-in-law and best friend Fred and sister-in-law Joan. Always a true gentleman, loving father and husband, we will miss you always.

A private funeral took place on Tuesday 23 February in Mount Jerome Cemetery.

Tom Butler Church Lane
Thomas (Tom) Butler of Church Lane, Greystones, Co. Wicklow. February 22nd 2021: peacefully at home surrounded by his family. Sadly missed by his wife Maria, his children Sinéad, Tomás, Diarmuid, Niamh and his sister Eileen (Sr. Bernadette – Preston Lancs.). Lovingly remembered by son-in-law Konrad, daughter-in-law Dee and grandchildren Niamh, Cillian & Aoibhe. Will be missed by his extended family and his many friends.

The funeral cortège will leave the family home at 11am on Thursday morning, February 25th 2021, arriving for Funeral Mass at 11.30am in The Holy Rosary Church, Greystones. Due to Covid-19 restrictions the funeral will be private but can be viewed online here, after which Tom will be laid to rest in the family grave in Priest Newtown Cemetery, Kilquade.

We wish to thank the palliative team who cared for Tom so well. Donations in his memory can be made to Wicklow Hospice Home Services Wicklow Hospice.

Further details from Mark Kinsella Funeral Director on 0872160740 or markkinsella.fd@gmail.com.

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