Sad loss of Galbally centenarian Ned Fenlon

NED FENLON with his cousins, Brendan Byrne, Nick Power and Richie Power at the Galbally School Reunion in 2013. Pic. courtesy of Brendan Byrne/Facebook.

The death has taken place of Ned Fenlon, in his 101st year, at his home and in the comfort of his loving family at Galbally, Ballyhogue, who was born on April 25th 1919 and celebrated his 100th birthday with family and friends at Wilton Castle earlier this year.

To mark his landmark birthday Bishop Denis Brennan presented Ned with a special boxed Rosary beads that was given to him by Pope Francis.

Ned was one of twelve brothers (he had no sisters) and was the last surviving member of his family. Some of his brothers emigrated and worked in different industries but Ned worked in the farming sector all his life at Raheenahone and in 1970 he purchased and renovated Talbot House, once an old tavern, in Galbally village.

He was a very kind and neighbourly man who was very much involved in community affairs and his neighbours and fellow parishioners are indebted to Ned who donated land in the village to facilitate the construction of Galbally Community Centre.

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS; NED FENLON, The Orchard, Galbally, Ballyhogue; Peacefully at home in his 101st year. Beloved husband of Bee and loving father of Jacinta, Ann Marie and Catherine. Sadly, missed by his loving family, sons-in-law David and Nikk, grandchildren Edward, Caitlín, Garry, Patrick, Aaron and Kyle, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. May he Rest in Peace

Reposing at his home today (Tuesday, December 31st) from 5 pm to 8 pm and tomorrow (Wednesday, January 1st) from 3 pm to 8 pm. Funeral arriving at Church of St. John The Baptist, Galbally, on Thursday morning for Funeral Mass at 11 o’clock. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to the R.N.L.I. House private on Thursday morning please.

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