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Friday 23 August 2019

May was a very caring lady

MAY BOLAND (nee Underwood) will be remembered most fondly as a kind and thoughtful lady.

The eldest of seven children, May was born to John and Kathleen Underwood in 1942. She was raised in Whiterock View in Wexford but left the town when she was 18 to train as a nurse in Surrey, England.

It was here that she met her husband Paddy , a Limerick man, who was also training as a nurse at the same time.

May was a real family woman, and was very proud of all her family, particularly her son David and all of his achievements.

May also spent part of her life in Liverpool, and was an avid Liverpool FC supporter.

She also loved the music of Daniel O'Donnell.

May and Paddy returned to live in Ireland 37 years ago with their son David, and they settled in Ballinteer in Dublin. She continued her nursing career and spent many years working and fundraising for Simpsons Hospital in Dundrum. A proud moment for her was when she was chosen to present President Mary Robinson with flowers when she visited the hospital some years ago.

A talented woman, who could knit almost anything, she also painted numerous pictures in the last number of years.

She enjoyed any type of game, from cards to board games and jigsaws. She also enjoyed watching the soaps on TV. She was also very interested in the latest gadgets.

A character who loved having a laugh, she had a great interest in people and loved to hear all the latest news and happenings in peoples lives. There was always a welcome at May and Paddy's house. A woman with a big personality, and an even bigger heart, she will be missed by all who knew her.

May was laid to rest in her beloved Wexford at St. Ibar's Cemetery, Crosstown on Saturday, November 27.

She is survived by her husband Paddy; son David; daughter-in-law, Jill; sisters, Pauline and Regina; brothers, Brendan, John and Derek; cousins, nieces, nephews, step grandchildren, brothers-inlaw, sisters-in-law and her extended family and friends.

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