Des’ wife Rosaleen, son Mark, daughter Catherine & all his family wish to extend our most sincere gratitude for the wonderful support we received throughout Des’ illness, at the time of his funeral & during the weeks since.
Thank you to those who visited the funeral home, attended Des’ removal, funeral Mass & burial, those who travelled long distances to be with us & those who couldn’t be present but joined via livestream or stood out to honour Des’ final journey. Thanks also to those sent Mass cards & letters, phoned or text, to those who shared happy memories or heartfelt messages online & to those who donated generously to www.wicklowhospice.ie in Des’ memory.
To our dear neighbours & friends, your continued kindness is much appreciated & will never be forgotten.
Our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Nick Buggle, Dr. Siobhan McCabe, Dr. Paul Doyle & all their team at Sheltonville Surgery, to Deirdre Breslin & the Palliative Care Team, to community nurses Jennifer & Mary & to all at Ferrybank CarePlus Pharmacy for their expert care, invaluable assistance & many kindnesses throughout Des’s illness.
Special thanks to Fr Pádraig Ó’Cochláin for his comforting prayers, guidance & beautiful funeral Mass & to Stephen Walker & Rosarie Kinsella for such lovely music.
To lifelong friends from the Arklow Rock Parnell’s we thank you for your years of comradery & your respectful guard of honour. To the teachers & students of St. Kevin’s C.B.S. who lined the route of Des’ final journey, we thank you too.
Thanks also to Joe from R.S.S. for tending to the grave, the management & staff of the Woodenbridge Hotel for their hospitality & to all at John Sweeney & Sons Funeral Directors.
Des’ Month’s Mind Mass will be celebrated on Sunday 31st October at 11.30am in St.’s Mary & Peter’s Church & those who cannot attend are welcome to join via the parish webcam