Wednesday 13 November 2019

Gentle, kind Tommy will be greatly missed

The late Tommy Hynes.
The late Tommy Hynes.

The recent passing of Thomas (Tommy) Hynes left all who knew and loved him deeply saddened.

Originally from Thomas Clarke Place Tommy died on April 2. He moved first to Carrigeen Street before moving to Liam Mellows Park in the 1970s.

He was educated at the CBS before taking up work at Cousin's mineral depot, Stafford's and Frank O'Connor's bakery where Tommy worked as a delivery man until the company closed in Christmas 1984.

He later worked as a driver for Rehab and St. Bridget's Day Care Centre until his retirement.

It was during his days as a young deliveryman that Tommy met the love of his life, Ella. They married and had five children of which two, Suzanne and Tracey, sadly died of Cystic Fibrosis.

Tommy was a self taught musician and from an early age learned to play the banjo and guitar and he was widely renowned for his skill playing the latter.

He was a member of a number of bands down through the years including the Noel Randall Trio for 15 years, the Seasons and later with Noel Furlong.

Throughout the 60s, 70s and 80s the diary was full of bookings for venues right across the county of Wexford and beyond where Tommy and his fellow musicians brought great entertainment to many an appreciative audience.

Sport was another love of Tommy's and he was an accomplished snooker player, particularly in the Foresters and Liam Mellows clubs.

He was also an avid followers of Manchester United and the Wexford hurling team.

Tommy also loved to travel and he particularly enjoyed visiting family and friends in the UK, Florida and Tunisia.

He is survived and remembered fondly as a gentle, quiet and kind soul by his darling wife Ella, his daughters Doreen and Sandra, son Tomas, relatives and many friends.

Wexford People