Wex­ford shock and sad­ness at the sud­den death of Yvonne

Wexford People - - FRONT PAGE -

THE FUNERAL will take place to­day, Tues­day, of Yvonne McGuire (née O’Rourke), who passed away sud­denly on Fri­day night.

Yvonne, who was a for­mer Chair­per­son of Wex­ford Light Opera So­ci­ety (WLOS), had been out carol sing­ing with mem­bers of the group be­fore at­tend­ing the birth­day cel­e­bra­tions of a friend.

On the way home, she took ill and was brought to Wex­ford Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal where she later passed away.

Orig­i­nally from Par­nell Street, Yvonne McGuire lived in Car­rick­lawn, Cool­cotts, with her hus­band Philip and daugh­ters Nay­omi and Sor­rell.

She was well-known in Wex­ford town for her in­volve­ment in WLOS and also for her in­volve­ment in the busi­ness com­mu­nity.

She and her hus­band ran a tile shop on Mallin Street and later on Red­mond Road for many years.

Friends re­marked that her fam­ily and the Light Opera So­ci­ety were her life and she was de­scribed as the ‘back­bone’ of the group – some­one who hap­pily took on ev­ery job, from mak­ing tea to open­ing the hall and wel­com­ing au­di­ences.

Wex­ford Light Opera So­ci­ety paid trib­ute, say­ing: ‘WLOS has been left dev­as­tated at the untimely pass­ing or our beloved friend Yvonne McGuire.

‘A for­mer chair­per­son, sec­re­tary and com­mit­tee mem­ber, she will be for­ever re­mem­bered as the back­bone of our fam­ily. We ex­tend our deep­est sym­pa­thies to Philip, Nay­omi and Sor­rell.’

Ms McGuire is sur­vived by her hus­band Philip, daugh­ters Nay­omi and Sor­rell, sis­ters Gabrielle and Lor­raine, grand­chil­dren Eryka, Luke, Bradley and Jeff, mother-in-law Sheila, neph­ews, nieces, ex­tended fam­ily, rel­a­tives and her many friends.

Funeral Mass takes place to­day (Tues­day) at 12 noon with burial after­wards in St. Ibar’s Ceme­tery, Crosstown.

The late Yvonne McGuire.

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