Hus­band and wife passed away on same day

Gorey Guardian - - FRONT PAGE -

THERE is sad­ness in Bal­ly­gar­rett this week af­ter a lo­cal hus­band and wife passed away on the same day.

Matthew and Mary Tim­mons of Clon­even, Bal­ly­gar­rett, sadly passed away a cou­ple of hours apart from each other on Satur­day.

Matthew, who was in his eight­ies and had been ill, died at home early in the day.

His wife Mar­garet sadly passed away later that evening af­ter an op­er­a­tion at Wex­ford Gen­eral Hospi­tal.

The sad deaths of Matthew and Mary came just one week af­ter the death of Matthew’s sis­ter Sheila Lacey, who lived next door to the cou­ple.

Lo­cal coun­cil­lor Pip Breen said it has been a very hard time for the Tim­mons fam­ily, who have had to deal with three deaths just one week apart.

He said: ‘And to deal with two funerals in the one day will be par­tic­u­larly hard on them.’

The fu­neral of Matthew and Mary will take place to­day (Tues­day) at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church in Bal­ly­gar­rett, at 11 a.m., fol­lowed by burial in the ad­join­ing ceme­tery.

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