Communities bid sad farewell to Aileen
THE communities of Aughrim and Arklow bid a sad farewell to local woman Aileen Newsome who passed away unexpectedly.
Daughter of Maureen and the late William Newsome of Rednagh Road, Aughrim Aileen was just 52 years of age when she died.
She grew up in a large family and was the tomboy, always out playing with her brothers and well able to keep up with whatever challenge they set her or game they played. Aileen who was better known as Mags amongst her friends attended school in Sacred Heart N.S. and later Arklow Community College. It was during her schooldays that she met her closest friends Bernie, Marie and Ann with whom she shared many happy times and adventures.
After school Aileen completed silver service waitress training in college in Galway where she achieved a City & Guilds certificate.
From there she gained employment in the Sligo Park Hotel and later moved to Dublin where she worked in an exclusive members club on Merrion Square.
Sadly, Aileen's career was cut short following a serious road accident which required her to give up work and complete months of rehabilitation.
She moved home to Aughrim for a time and later into Arklow to Windemere Avenue, Inbhear Mór Park.
The move to Arklow town was a positive one for Aileen who made many cherished friends who were very sad to hear of her death.
Aileen was laid to rest in Annacurra Cemetery following funeral mass in the Sacred Heart Church, Aughrim.
She was predeceased by her father William and brother Joe and is survived by her mother Maureen and siblings Mary, Liam, Pat, Paul, John, Peter and Anthony.
May she rest in peace.
The late Aileen Newsome.