Tuesday 25 July 2017

Brave Eddie had a jolly outlook

Edward Kelly 1962 - 2012

Edward Kelly, Beechmount Drive, Dundalk died peacefully at the relatively young age of 50 at the home of his mother on December 6th last surrounded by his loving family.

Edward, who was known as Eddie died after a courageous battle against cancer.

He withstood the disease when it first struck him five years ago but it returned earlier this year with much greater ferocity and he succumbed despite a brave fight with the help and support of his family and the loving care of the Palliative Care team in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital and the Louth Hospice.

This care allowed Eddie his wish of spending the last six months of his life in the loving care of his mother, Margaret.

Born in the Fatima estate where he spent his early years, he was the second eldest of eight children, seven boys and one girl.

The family changed home, moving the short distance to Oakland Park, and Eddie resided in the Cox's Demesne area for all but the last months of his life.

He lived in recent years with his partner, Margaret and their son, John Gerard at Beechmount Drive.

Eddie attended Fatima School and after finishing his education entered the Defence Forces, in which he served for a few years.

He then took up work on a scheme at Muirhevnamor and was employed there until illness intervened.

Eddie enjoyed fishing along with hunting with his brothers in his young days.

He had an active interest in football and was a keen supporter of Arsenal.

He had a quiet disposition but with a very good nature and a jolly outlook.

Eddie was predeceased 12 years ago by his brother, Jim who was the youngest of the family.

He is survived by partner, Margaret, son, John Gerard, mother, Bernadette and her husband Joe, brothers, Gerard, Paul, Brendan, Gene (all Dundalk) and John (Dublin), along with sister, Fiona (Dundalk) and by family and friends.

Eddie's family are very grateful for the care that Eddie received from his Palliative Care team and local Hospice.

Eddie's remains reposed first at the home of his mother at Mulholland Avenue and then his own home before being removed to the Church of the Holy Redeemer for Requiem Mass. Very Rev. Paul Montague Adm. was the celebrant.

Burial took place in St.Patrick's cemetery, Dowdallshill.

Month's Mind Mass is on Sunday, January 6th at 11.30am in the Church of the Holy Redeemer.

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