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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…

Eva Duggan Bray, Nobber
Eva Duggan (née Shankey), of Novara Ave, Bray, Co. Wicklow and formerly Nobber, Co. Meath, May 3rd 2021. Peacefully and surrounded by her loving family at home after a long illness bravely borne. Beloved wife of Joe and loving Mammy of Joe Jnr, Angela, Carmel, Brendan, Maria, John, Julie, Jenny and Conor. Adored Granny to Eoin, Cian, Conor, Kate, Niamh, Aisling, Neil, Dan, Joe, Mike, Max, Izzy, Beau, Travis, Luke, Emily, Anna, Alice, Howie, Bonnie, Abi, Erin, Hannah and Cohen. Sadly missed by her loving family, brothers Jimmy and Timmy, sisters Betty, Mary and Frances, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, her childrens’ partners, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbours and friends.

Family flowers only please, donations, if desired, to the Community Palliative Care Team, Wicklow Hospice here

Following a private ceremony, the funeral cortège will leave the family home at 2:30pm on Wednesday, May 5th, driving along Novara Avenue and Sidmonton Road, turning right onto Putland Road and making its way for 3pm Graveside Committal in Redford Cemetery, Greystones, where Eva will be laid to rest.

Further enquiries to Mark Kinsella Funeral Directors on 087216074 or markkinsella.fd@gmail.com.  

Mary Hewitt Delgany/Kimmage
The death has occurred of Mary Hewitt (née Little) (Delgany and Late of Stannaway Road, Kimmage) 2nd May 2021. Peacefully, at St Vincent’s University Hospital. Beloved wife of the late Con. Predeceased by her son David. Loving mother of Con (Jnr), Anthony, Mary, Deirdre, Wille, Thelma, John and Fíonna. Mary will be greatly missed by her family, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great- great-grandchildren, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, her brother Robert, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

A private family funeral will take place in accordance with current guidelines. The Funeral Mass for Mary may be viewed at 10am this Friday Morning (May 7th) here.

Enquiries to Fanagans Funeral Home, Lower Kimmage Rd, 014925959.

Eddie Conway Delgany
Eddie Conway, of Delgany, Co. Wicklow (formerly Conway 30127812 Delta Company 40 CDO Royal Marines). May 6th, 2021, unexpectedly. Very Sadly missed but lovingly remembered by his parents Stephen and Oonagh, sister Emma, brother Matthew, aunts, uncles, cousins, close friends, and his former colleagues of the Royal Marines.

A ceremony to celebrate Eddie’s life will take place privately on Monday, May 10th, 2021. No flowers by request, donations, if desired, to Pieta House or The Royal Marine Charity.

Further enquiries to Mark Kinsella Funeral Directors on 087216074 or markkinsella.fd@gmail.com.  

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