Wednesday 20 November 2019

Sadness at Joe's passing

The late Joe Murphy.
The late Joe Murphy.

kennedy Park was saddened by the passing at the age of 77 of Joe Murphy following a short illness.

Joe was born in Wygram Place and went to live in Selskar, John's Gate Street.

He met and fell in love with his beloved wife Josie and they started their family of eight children in Trinity Street before moving to Kennedy Park where they had four more children.

Joe had many voluntary roles in Wexford including with the Wheelchair Association, Civil Defence, the Order of Malta and Able Disabled.

Outside of his voluntary work, Joe's main interest was radio-controlled aircraft, helicopters and cars and his latest passion - drones.

He loved gardening too and would often chat to neighbours while tending his garden.

Joe had a wide circle of work colleagues from his time in sales at Clover Meats, at the gas yard in Trinity and in more recent times as a taxi driver, where he spent the last years of his working life.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Josie, and children Eileen, Patrick, Paul, Charles, Ann, Anthony, Sharon, Dermot and Catherine and is pre-deceased by Johnny, Mary and Bernadette, grand daughter Charlotte and grandson, baby Robert.

He is also sadly missed by his 29 grand children and 17 great grand children.

His Funeral Mass took place at the Church of Annunciation, Clonard, followed by burial at St Ibar's Cemetery, Crosstown.

Wexford People