Pass­ing of Jack Sharkey at 100 years

Wexford People - - NEWS -

The fu­neral took place in Wex­ford yes­ter­day (Mon­day) of Wex­ford­man Jack Sharkey of Bish­op­swa­ter and late of Park, who was a sac­ristan in Bride Street Church for 20 years.

Jack who was in his 101st year, sadly passed away last Fri­day.

He is sur­vived by his daugh­ters Mon­ica, Anne and Maura; his sons-in-law Viv, Ger and Kevin; his grand­chil­dren; great-grand­chil­dren; his neph­ews and nieces and his ex­tended fam­ily and friends.

He was pre­de­ceased by his beloved wife Marie who died 10 years ago and also by his broth­ers and sis­ters. The sec­ond youngest of his fam­ily, he was born in Park in 1918.

He spent all his work­ing life in Frank O’ Con­nor’s bak­ery and shop and was a Dis­patch Clerk there un­til the busi­ness closed down about a year be­fore he was due to of­fi­cially re­tire at the age of 65.

Shortly af­ter­wards, he was ap­pointed sac­ristan in Bride Street Church and held the po­si­tion for 20 years un­til he re­tired when he was in his mid-80’s.

Jack cel­e­brated his 100th birth­day on Good Fri­day of this year and was de­lighted to re­ceive a let­ter of con­grat­u­la­tions and a cheque from Pres­i­dent Michael D. Hig­gins.

Jack main­tained his in­de­pen­dence with the help and sup­port of his daugh­ters. He read the pa­per reg­u­larly and kept up with the news.

Burial took place in St. Ibar’s Ceme­tery, Crosstown on Mon­day morn­ing af­ter Fu­neral Mass in Bride Street Church.

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