Husband and wife passed away on same day
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.