Monday 16 September 2019

May Murphy was a woman of strong Christian faith

The late May Murphy.
The late May Murphy.

The Castlebridge area was thrown into sadness at the sudden and unexpected death of May Murphy (nee Kehoe) of Ballymartin on Tuesday August 2.

May was a woman of strong Christian faith with a great devotion to Virgin Mary demonstrated by many visits to Our Lady's Island and Knock Shrine and two very special trips to Lourdes on landmark birthdays. She was a member of the Eucharistic Adoration group in the local church. She was a great friend and neighbour and visited many of them every week.

She dedicated her life to being a loving and caring wife to Mattie who predeceased her by 23 years. She worked tirelessly for the care and betterment of her children.

As the daughter of Andrew Kehoe, one of the famous 1910 All Ireland winning team, it was no surprise that May was a passionate supporter of Wexford hurling and the Shelmalier GAA Club.

In her later years, May enjoyed meeting friends in the local ICA Guild and Castlebridge Day Centre where she was one of the first members and seldom missed attending any of its activities or going on their trips.

She took great joy in her grandchildren and indeed, her great grandchildren. She took great pride in their achievements and had a big interest in all things in their lives especially the romantic events.

May is survived by daughters Siobhan and Maureen, sons Ibar, Sean, Eamon, Patrick, Andrew and Peadar, sister Bessie Banville and extended family.

The esteem in which May was held was evidenced by the large and representative attendance from her parish and surrounding parishes at her removal and concelebrated funeral mass in St Ibar's Church, Castlebridge and internment in Screen cemetery.

May she rest in peace.

Wexford People