Lov­ing Dolly had a great sense of hu­mour

Wexford People - - NEWS OBITUARIES -

THERE WAS great sad­ness at the loss of Dolores ‘Dolly’ Mur­phy, of Dev­ereux Vil­las, who sadly passed away last month at the age of 76, sur­rounded her lov­ing fam­ily.

Orig­i­nally from Tem­ple­scoby in En­nis­cor­thy, Dolly (nee Buck­ley) was ed­u­cated lo­cally be­fore mov­ing to the UK for work in her late teenage years. She worked in the Claren­don Court Ho­tel in Mai­davale, Lon­don and was in­tro­duced to Roy Mur­phy by a mu­tual friend. The cou­ple mar­ried in David­stown in 1974 and moved back to Ire­land the fol­low­ing year.

They lived first with fam­ily be­fore mov­ing to their own newly built home in Mur­rin­town where they en­joyed ten happy years and made many friends in the lo­cal­ity. Fol­low­ing that, they moved back into Wex­ford town, to Dev­ereux Vil­las. On re­turn­ing home to Ire­land, Dolly set­tled hap­pily into the role of housewife and mother; she and Roy had a son Wil­liam and daugh­ter Amy, whom she lived for.

Dolly was a very friendly, out­go­ing woman who was well known around Pet­titt’s and St Ai­dan’s Shop­ping Cen­tre where her great sense of hu­mour was ap­pre­ci­ated by all those who knew her. She set­tled into life in Wex­ford town and made friends eas­ily de­spite not be­ing from the area.

She was a big fan of coun­try and western mu­sic, and en­joyed go­ing out for lunch as it meant she had a day off from cook­ing!

Un­for­tu­nately, in the past num­ber of years, Dolly suf­fered from ill­ness but it was some­thing that she fought, every day, with a smile on her face, and with great dig­nity. She passed away peace­fully, just two days af­ter her 76th birth­day, and a week af­ter her 44th wed­ding an­niver­sary. Her fam­ily are es­pe­cially grate­ful to the staff at St Catherine’s Ward in Wex­ford Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal who pro­vided phe­nom­e­nal care to Dolly and her fam­ily.

Dolly is sur­vived by her hus­band Roy, her son Wil­liam and daugh­ter Amy. She also had four grand­chil­dren, Re­becca, Eoin, So­phie and Rhys, who range in age from three up to 17, and who she saw al­most every day and doted upon.

She is pre­de­ceased by her sis­ter Breda and sur­vived by her broth­ers Liam, Ea­mon and Frank, and sis­ters Ger­tie and Betty.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-ainm dhílís.

The late Dolly Mur­phy.

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