Archive for the ‘Obituaries’ Category

“Portlaw’s Oldest Friend”

The late Maurice Nugent, laid to rest on Wednesday last, relaxing with his beloved pipe following his 100th birthday in August 2015.
Maurice Nugent laid to rest in his 102nd year When Maurice Nugent’s remains were laid to rest in Portlaw on New Year’s Eve, a part of the County Waterford village he knew better than anyone else over the past century was buried with him. During a year in which Brown Street, where he was born, [...]

Michael Frisby, Mullinavat and Waterford

The passing of Michael Frisby recalls a 1961 Mullinavat hurling team which he played with and  which also  included his brothers Johnny and Philip (who also played on Kilkenny  minor teams). Pictured L-R Back Row: Willie Carroll (rip), Philly O Neill, Seamus  Foskin, Tommy Reddy, Richie Carroll, Jim  Conway, Milo Foskin( rip), Matt Woods (rip), Eddie Freyne, Philip Frisby, Johnny Walsh (rip). Front  Row: Paddy  Hendrick (rip), Ollie  Aldridge, Ned Delahunty, Seamus Sutton (rip), Denny Duggan (rip), Michael Frisby  (recently deceased), Michael  Carroll,(rip) Paddy  Hoban, Johnny Frisby (rip).
Michael Frisby, who hailed from Mullinavat but had been residing in Waterford city for some years, passed away recently. Michael was a former employee of Clover Meats Ltd, with a long service to the company, where he enjoyed working with colleagues from South Kilkenny and Waterford till its closure in the early 1980’s. [...]

Obituary: Seamus Lynch, Knockroe, Passage East and Suirway Bus Company

The late Seamus Lynch
Despite the fact that he was well into his 97th year, the death of Séamus Lynch Knockroe, Passage East unexpectedly on Saturday November 19th 2016 came as a shock and a surprise to his family and many friends not alone in his native place but all over Ireland and outside it too. Just getting [...]

De La Salle FC pay tribute to the late Eoin Burke

The late Eoin Butler, synonymous with De La Salle FC, who passed away over the weekend.  | Photo: Noel Browne
It is with heavy hearts and sad spirits that we received the news that Eoin lost his battle with illness which first and foremost took him from a loving and close family, leaving a devastating void which we can only imagine. As a club we have suffered some very sad and tragic losses, many [...]

Obituary Michael ‘Mixie’ Haberlin (Dunkitt, Kilmacow)

The late Mixie Haberlin of Dunkitt, Kilmacow.
It is with deep regret and profound sadness that we record the passing of Michael ‘Mixie’ Haberlin, Dunkitt, Kilmacow, County Kilkenny. Michael passed away on Monday. October 24th surrounded by his loving wife Eileen and family at his home in Dunkitt. Michael reposed at his residence on Tuesday and Wednesday and he was laid to rest [...]

Obituary John Whittle (Toar na Gréine, Ard na Groí, Tramore)

The late John Whittle, who passed away on October 26th.
The death occurred on Wednesday, October 26th of John Whittle, of Ard na Groí, Tramore. His untimely passing was greeted with shock and great sadness by the communities of Tramore, Dunmore East and his native Waterford, and indeed by his many friends and business colleagues nationwide and beyond. Many tributes have been paid to John, but [...]

A trail blazing News Editor

It was with great sadness that staff and former employees of The Munster Express learned of the untimely death of Priscilla Walsh Noble. Youngest daughter of the late JJ and Josephine Walsh, she was steeped in the newspaper business and, even as a girl attending St Angela’s Ursuline Secondary School, Priscilla was a familiar figure in [...]

Obituary – Priscilla Walsh Noble (Tramore and London)

The late Priscilla Walsh Noble (1955-2015).
It is with deep regret that we record the death of Priscilla Walsh Noble, director and former news editor of The Munster Express. Born in 1955 at Cliff Grange, the Walsh family home in Tramore, she attended St Angela’s Primary School and then went to the Ursuline Secondary School. At school she played tennis and hockey, took [...]

Late Bridie Shanahan

It is with regret that we place on record the death of Bridie Shanahan, Ard-na- Greine and late of the Jute Factory which occurred on Wednesday, March 12th. Her remains were removed from Thompson’s Funeral Home, Barrack Street on Saturday, March 15th at 7.45pm to The Holy Family Church. Requiem Mass was celebrated on Sunday, [...]

Ita Laffan (née Keating), 38 Cork Road

It is with deep and sincere regret we record the death of Mrs Ita Laffan (née Keating) 38 Cork Road who died in Waterford Regional Hospital on Friday January 3rd 2014 in her ninetieth year. Her remains were removed from Waterford Regional Hospital on Sunday January 5th to St John’s Church where they were received [...]