Heart­break at sud­den and tragic pass­ing of Paddy Stamp (56)

Gorey Guardian - - NEWS -

THE com­mu­nity of The Bal­lagh was left reel­ing last week fol­low­ing the news of the sud­den and tragic pass­ing of 56 year-old fa­ther of five Pa­trick ‘Paddy’ Stamp of Ball­motey, The Bal­lagh. Paddy’s re­mains were found at his home on Wed­nes­day of last week in tragic cir­cum­stances, much to the heart­break of his lov­ing fam­ily. A fa­mil­iar face in the lo­cal area, Paddy was held in high es­teem in the lo­cal com­mu­nity and news of his sud­den pass­ing came as a ma­jor blow to all who knew him, par­tic­u­larly his wife Ann and five chil­dren Tanya, Ni­cola, Pa­trick, An­thony and Stephen.

Paddy’s spent his whole life in the Bal­lagh, hav­ing been born and reared in the area. In his early years, he cut his teeth work­ing with horses and be­hind the bar at the lo­cal pub be­fore go­ing out into busi­ness for him­self as a painter, some­thing which he took great pride in.

A great sport­ing man, Paddy loved to tune into the horse rac­ing. Be­ing from the Bal­lagh, he could hardly es­cape the hurl­ing bug and he took great pride in Ou­lart the Bal­lagh GAA club as well as fol­low­ing Wex­ford through the good times and the bad.

A sense of shock per­vaded the con­gre­ga­tion at St John the Bap­tist Church on Satur­day morn­ing as friends and fam­ily joined to pay their re­spects to a man taken far too soon. Af­ter a mov­ing cer­e­mony he was laid to rest in the ad­join­ing cemetery. He is sur­vived by his wife Ann, sons Steven, An­thony and Pa­trick; daugh­ters Ni­cola and Tanya; beloved grand­chil­dren Daisy, Sean, Kyle, Jake, Chelsea & Kara; his heart­bro­ken mother Katie, broth­ers, sis­ters, nieces, neph­ews, sis­ters-in-law, rel­a­tives and a large cir­cle of friends. May he rest in peace.

The late Paddy Stamp.

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