Two New Ross councillors in mourning

By Dan Walsh 
Two sitting members of Wexford County Council and New Ross Municipal District Council, Cllr Anthony Connick, outgoing Leas-Cathaoirleach, and Cllr Michael Whelan, incoming Leas-Cathaoirleach, have been bereaved with the sad loss of their, respective mothers, Peggy Connick and Myra Whelan.
Tributes have been paid to the councillors and their families on the deaths of Mrs Connick and Mrs Whelan, both of whom were well-known and popular and will be missed by family, friends and the general community.


FAMILY NOTICE; The death has occurred of Margaret (Peggy) Connick (nee Ryan) Dowsleys Barn, New Ross, and formerly of Milltown, Glenmore / Millbanks, Rosbercon Co. Kilkenny. Margaret (Peggy) who passed away Wednesday 22nd June. Adored wife of the late John and cherished mother of Helen, Seán, Bernie and Anthony. Beloved daughter of the late Laurence and Mary Ryan. Sadly missed by her loving brothers and sisters Tom, Annie, Ned, Pat, Mary and Kathleen. Predeceased by her brothers and sister Richard, Bridget, Jim, John and Larry. Fondly remembered by her sons-in-law David and Anthony, daughters-in-law Lourde and Caroline, grandchildren Mark, Brian, Cora, Niall, Gemma, and Aoife, their partners Michelle, Helena, and Chris, great-grandchildren Mason, Alfie and Áine, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives and friends. May You Rest Easy In Grace and Love Reposing in Doyle’s Funeral Home, The Old Rectory, Rosbercon, New Ross, today, Friday, from 3pm concluding with Rosary at 8pm. Removal will take place (walking) from Doyle’s Funeral Home at 10.45am on Saturday to arrive at The Church Of The Assumption Rosbercon for 11am Requiem Mass, with burial afterwards in the adjoining Cemetery. House Strictly Private Please.


FAMILY NOTICE; The death has occurred of Myra Mary Whelan (neé Moore), Ballycullane Post Office, Ballycullane. Beloved wife of the late Seamus, mother of John, Joy, Thomas, James, Annette, Michael, Patrick, Paul, Kevin, Eamon and the late Mary and Noel and sister of the late John and Noel. Deeply regretted by her loving sons, daughters, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews, relatives and many friends. May She Rest In Peace Reposing at her residence today, Friday, from 12 noon – 10pm. Removal on Saturday to St Martin’s Church Ballycullane arriving for funeral mass at 2pm, followed by burial in Ballycullane cemetery.

This brings to four the number of sitting council members who have lost their mothers since the beginning of the year. Cllr Joe Sullivan from Gorey Kilmuckridge Municipal District Council and Cllr Maura Bell, Wexford Borough District Council. Our prayers are with all of them in their great personal loss.

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