Monday 26 August 2019

Family came first for Breda Farrell

BREDA FARRELL was a real Mammy.

A devoted wife and mother, her entire life revolved around her husband and ten children.

Breda, who was 79 years of age, sadly passed away last week after a long illness. She died peacefully in her home at The Faythe.

Breda lived her whole life in the Faythe - indeed she died in her family home, and she was a well known, and much loved friend and neighbour to people who lived in the area.

In her younger years Breda worked for a time in Celtic Linen, or the ' laundry' as it was always known. However, she left work after marrying her beloved husband Des.

Throughout her life Breda was a carer for everyone she knew and loved.

She looked after her own father after the passing of her mother, and later cared for her aunts Alice and Nellie.

She and Des had 10 children, and Breda dedicated her entire life to looking after their needs.

She idolised her children, and her 28 grandchildren and five great grandchildren were the absolute light of her life.

As a young woman, Breda loved to go dancing in the Town Hall and her love of music stayed with her throughout her life. She loved a sing song, and would join in with a bar or two whenever the opportunity arose.

In recent years Breda suffered with Alzheimers, but despite her illness she maintained her happy, bright, cheery demeanour.

She loved to go to St. Bridget's Centre on Saturdays where she met with her other pals from the Wexford branch of the Alzheimers Society.

An easy going loving woman, Breda is survived by her husband, Des; her children, Annette, Alice, Dessie, Nicky, Paddy, Peter, Ellen Marie, Brendan, Bernie and Aaron; her 28 grandchildren, five great grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and many friends.

Her remains were interred in St. Ibar's Cemetery, Crosstown on Saturday morning following 11 a.m. Requiem Mass at the Church of the Assumption, Bride Street. Fr. Aodhan Marken officiated at the Mass.

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