Bridgetown's Eileen Carty was a people person
Published 12/01/2016 | 00:00
Eileen Carty (née Kelly), Shanoo, Bridgetown passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on December 4 2015, after a short illness which she bore with great courage.
Sociable and humorous, Eileen was the main link for keeping the Kelly clan and extended family in contact. Her main social life in recent times was the phone. Eileen was a people's person; her door was always open and everyone was welcome. You had to have tea or whatever was going. You could never leave empty-handed. Her generosity was legendary.
In her earlier days, Eileen attended St Louis Convent Ramsgrange and then secured employment in Fine Wool Fabrics Wexford, where she remained until she wed her husband Larry and began a new farming life together with him.
Eileen loved music, dance, reading and gardening. For her pets, her dogs and cats, she reserved a special regard. She was known to hop a good reel or jig on occasions. She was a member of Kilmore ICA and loved going to the meetings for the chat, craic, demonstrations and tours. She was well-known locally for her Christmas cakes and puddings. She also catered in the Killag Show.
A person of strong faith, she regularly attended the Holy Hour in Cleariestown. Her visits to Our Lady's Island complimented her belief in prayer. She was also a lifelong member of the Pioneer Total Abstinence Association. Kind and compassionate, she would put the needs of others before herself. In her own illness, she never complained and for the past seven years, she nursed her husband Larry with unwavering diligence.
The respect and love which people felt for Eileen was demonstrated by the huge attendance at her wake, removal, Requiem Mass in Rathangan and burial.
The family greatly appreciate the wonderful care and support provided by the public health nurses, Hospice Homecare team, GPs, carers, staff of Wexford General Hospital and Waterford University Hospital.
Eileen is survived by her husband Larry, sons Mick, Ray, Leo and daughter Anne, grandchildren, sisters, brothers, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a ainm.