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