Tuesday 17 September 2019

Huge sadness at the sudden passing of Eugene (64)

The late Eugene Robinson.
The late Eugene Robinson.

Clonard and the surrounding area were deeply saddened recently with the sudden passing of local man Eugene Robinson at his home on Friday January 16.

His funeral mass was celebrated on Tuesday last at The Church of the Annunciation, Clonard, followed by burial at St. Ibar's Cemetery, Crosstown.

Born on November 16, 1950 and son of the late Elizabeth and Jimmy Robinson, Eugene grew up in Whiterock View.

He went to school in the C.B.S. where as a young man developed a great skill for soccer and played for the 'Ink Blots' and 'Park Hotspur'.

He worked at Wexford Free Press, where he had many friends and colleagues, later moving on to the People Newspaper, working as a compositor.

In the early 1990s he set up his own business 'The Print Shop', where he was proud to print many local publications and books including 'Wexford in the Rare old Times' and 'The Journal of the Wexford Historical Society'.

A keen sportsman, Eugene developed a great interest in golf and soon became a member of Wexford Golf Club where he had success in many tournaments.

Following his round of golf he loved to socialise with friends and members at the nineteenth. He was also a member of Culleton's Golf Society, where he had many friends who will dearly miss him.

Being a skilful man, Eugene also put his hand to gardening and landscaping, often visiting a garden centre on a Sunday afternoon.

He also had a love of wood and carpentry, where he created many pieces of craft and furniture which remain at his home.

Eugene will be sadly missed by his wife Una; children Lee, Glen, Graham and Jean; daughter-in-law Edyta; grandchildren Tara, Eva and Hannah; brothers Des, Jimmy, William, John and Tony; sisters Ena and Marian, nephews, nieces, cousins, extended family relatives, neighbours and friends.

May he Rest in Peace.

Wexford People