Family woman Ailish loved music and dance
THERE WAS a great outpouring of grief throughout Wexford recently following the death of Ailish Browne (nee Owens) of ' St. Fintan's', School Street.
Ailish, who was wife of well known Wexford builder Jimmy Browne, sadly died in Wexford General Hospital on Wednesday, June 1 following a short illness.
Ailish was born in William Street but spent most of her younger years living in Rathaspeck in ' The Chalet' or ' The Dolls House' as it was more commonly known.
She was a hairdresser by profession and ran her own business on South Main Street for 36 years.
People came from all parts of the county to her salon, and Ailish always made them feel very welcome. An appointment was never needed.
She love music and dancing and was an accomplished pianist. Indeed she played for a number of years with the Johnny Reck Band.
Ailish married Jimmy Browne in August 1958 and from that point forward her main focus in life was her family.
She took great joy in spending time with her husband and children and in later years she relished spending time with her grandchildren.
Ailish was a woman of great faith and she attended Mass regularly.
She had a word for everyone she met and was held in great affection throughout the entire community.
Ailish's funeral was held in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Rowe Street and Fr. Jim Fegan was chief celebrant.
Interment took place afterwards in the St. Ibar's Cemetery, Crosstown.
She is survived by her children Anne, Geraldine, Richard and Angela; her sister Angela; brother-in-law, sisters-inlaw, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, nephews and nieces and her ten grandchildren.