Sunday 25 August 2019

Wexford's Nancy lived for her family

The late Nancy McKay.
The late Nancy McKay.

The sad death took place recently of Ann (Nancy) McKay, late of Davitt Road, where she had lived for the past 23 years.

Nancy was born in Wexford in 1939 and lived in Maudlintown, attending St of God Primary School in the Faythe, before going on to the work for the then-Celtic Laundry and also looking after the children for the Wallace family in the town. The family moved to England when Nancy was 18, living in Coventry and Bury St. Edmund's. Nancy met her husband-to-be Andrew in London. The couple would have been married 52 years this week.

The family moved back to Wexford in 1979, settling back to life in the town, latterly in Davitt Road.

Nancy lived for her family and was only too happy to look after her grandchildren.

She was a big fan of Daniel O'Donnell and went to his concerts in Wexford, Enniscorthy and Killarney. Nancy also travelled to Australia and later to Lourdes with Clonard Church, fulfilling a lifelong dream. Among her other interests were gardening and knitting.

Nancy is survived by her husband Andrew, daughter and son, Elaine and Andrew, son-in-law Ger and daughter-in-law Lorraine, grandchildren Dion, Evan, Emily and Sarah, sisters, sisters in law, brother-in-law, nieces and nephews.

Nancy's funeral mass took place at Rowe Street Church followed by burial at Crosstown.

Wexford People