Monday 24 June 2019

Mollie was a beautiful, kind, caring lady

The late Mollie Murphy.
The late Mollie Murphy.

Mollie Murphy (nee Casey), from Newlands, Newtown Road, Wexford, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday morning, February 19.

She was a Wexford woman through and through - born in 1924 in the Reisk, Corlican, Killurin, she later moved to Glasgow to train as a nurse.

In 1950, Mollie married Patsy whom she had met in Glynn primary school and they came back to set up home in Dublin where Brendan and Patricia were born.

In 1968 because of Patsy's work with the British Transport Police the family moved to Holyhead, but Wexford was always home.

Mollie and Patsy's plan was to retire to live in Ferrybank, Wexford, however sadly Patsy passed away in 1982 before this plan came to fruition. Mollie returned to Wexford in 1985 to try and rebuild her life in Newlands, where she lived for the past 30 years surrounded by wonderful neighbours and loyal friends, whose companionship she enjoyed right up to her final day.

Mollie was one of the first members of the Wexford Ladies Choir where she attended rehearsals, enjoyed performing in concerts and looked forward to the trips away with the choir for over 25 years.

She had a sweet soprano voice and loved to sing and to listen to music, she loved musicals, and her favourite artists included the Three Tenors and Andreas Bochelli. Mollie loved flowers and flowering plants and thanks to Aldi she was able to have fresh flowers every weekend. Trips out often involved a stop at a nursery to get another couple of plants for her pots and garden. Mollie was a great baker and cook and her apple tarts in particular were a favourite which she shared freely with neighbours and friends.

Mollie was a lady, a beautiful, kind caring lady, who loved her style and her colour and in particular anything with a rose on it. She was always welcoming and loved visitors to her home and it was rare they escaped without at least a cup of tea.

Above all Mollie was a Catholic, she had a strong old fashioned unwavering faith. She had a prayer for every occasion and a novena for most.

She loved attending Mass and for many years was a regular Mass goer in Rowe Street only venturing over to the Friary on a Tuesday to either bribe or pay off St. Anthony. She had great belief in the power of prayer especially in time of illness when St. Anthony or Padre Pio always got the credit.. no matter what Dr. Ravi and the medical profession did. Mollie's Requiem Mass took place at Rowe Street Church on Monday, February 22, followed by burial at Whitechurch Cemetery, in Glynn.

Rest in Peace, Mollie in God's Kingdom, you have lived a good life, no regrets, no words left unsaid.

Wexford People