Friday 6 December 2019

Lilly Barnes was an intelligent and gentle lady

The late Lilly Barnes.
The late Lilly Barnes.

Lilly Barnes (née Pender) 76 Corish Park passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by family on January 10 2016.

Next May, Lilly would have reached the grand old age of 94 years. Predeceased by her husband Mickey, sister Alice, her two children who died in infancy Toddy and Mary Ellen and her much-loved daughter Mena who passed away last July.

An intelligent and gentle lady who had the ability to achieve the impossible through patience and hard work, Lilly was blessed with a strong faith and regularly attended religious services at her local church in Clonard until ill health prevented her from doing so.

She loved her family dearly and was fiercely protective and proud of all of them including her sons Michael and Paddy, daughters Helen, Mary, Carmel, Eileen, Angie and Trish, grandchildren, great grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, her three sisters Angela, Josephine and Trassa and families.

A keen traveller, Lilly enjoyed her sun holidays in Tenerife with her family and looked forward to attending her old time dancing and coach tours with her true and loyal friends who were very supportive of her to the end. Other interests were socialising at the bingo, a flutter on the horses and watching them romp home on the television. Most of all, she loved family get-togethers on Christmas nights for a game of cards, at which she was a very shrewd player.

The family greatly appreciate the wonderful care and support provided by Monsignor Lennon, the clergy at Clonard Church, Sister Carmella whose visits brightened up Lilly's days, Dr Ravi Kumar and staff of Clonard surgery, the dedicated carers and public nurses and her ever-faithful neighbours from Corish Park and elsewhere. A special thanks to Lilly's niece Bridie who ferried her to all the social gatherings she needed to attend.

All donations received have gone to the cancer unit at Wexford General Hospital.

Wexford People