Nuala Kehoe lived a healthy and active life
Mrs Nuala Kehoe, Arlington House, Rosbercon, passed away on October 13 in her 91st year.
While Nuala had reached the great age of 90, her sudden passing came as a huge shock to her family. She was widow of the late Dr Charlie Kehoe who predeceased her in 2008.
Nuala was born in Wexford in 1925 to parents Michael and Margaret Sheridan and had one sister Marie. She spent her younger days in Wexford. Nuala enjoyed many happy times on the beaches around Wexford with a particular love being afforded to Curracloe beach - a love of which she passed onto her own children and grandchildren who have many happy memories of their own summers spent there.
When Nuala met and married her husband Dr Charlie Kehoe in 1955, they moved to Duncannon and lived there for 10 years. They then moved to New Ross in 1965 where Charlie set up his practice in the grounds of the family home on School House Road. Life was very busy there for Nuala, while supporting her husband in his practice she was rearing their family of five sons - Barry, Colin, Ronan, Niall and Derek and two daughters Valerie (Birch) and Norma (Walsh).
Nuala lived a very active and healthy life. Her two great loves were bridge and golf, both of which she played regularly in New Ross and further afield. Both herself and Charlie enjoyed annual bridge holidays up to 2007, where they met many people with similar interests, some of whom became life long friends. She was a past president of New Ross Golf Club who provided a fitting guard of honour as her remains arrived at the church. Nuala had a great appreciation and love of opera and one of the highlights of her year was attending the Wexford Opera Festival with her sister Marie and many friends. The beautiful music at her funeral mass reflected this great love.
Nuala had 19 grandchildren whom she loved dearly. They were fortunate to have her as part of their lives for so long and she in turn was lucky to share in their many milestones. There was great joy and excitement at the arrival of her first great grandchild in June 2016.
Nuala spent the last four years of her life in the Mill House Care Centre where she was very content and happy.
A large crowd attended her funeral mass which took place in the church of the Assumption Rosbercon on Saturday October 15, and she was laid to rest beside her beloved husband in the adjoining cemetery.
Nuala will be sadly missed by her sons and daughters, grandchildren and great granddaughter as well as her friends and members of her local community.
May she rest in peace.
Nuala's months mind mass will be celebrated in the Church of the Assumption Rosbercon on Sunday November 27 at 11 a.m.