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Wednesday 17 September 2014

Peter always put everyone's needs before his own

Published 05/12/2012 | 10:16

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Peter Jones 1925 - 2012

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Peter Jones, senior, Marian Park, Dundalk who died peacefully at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda on November 13th was the last surviving member of his family.

Aged 87, Peter was one of five children of Peter and Bridget Jones from Channonrock and died after a relatively short illness, borne with great dignity.

Peter was educated at Louth N.S., after which he found work with the E.S.B. as a linesman. Later he worked in Commercial Road Vehicles (CRV) and S & S Corrugated Paper Machinery Co. (S & S) both of which were located in the former G.N.R. Works on the Ardee Road.

In his youth Peter played with a local team in Channonrock, named Streamville A.F.C., in which his brother, Johnny, a noted referee in his day, and Phil Monahan, the prominent local businessmen, also played.

That involvement in football in his youth allowed Peter to maintain his interest in sport, especially in football. He was a member of Clan-na- Gael GFC, and enjoyed the hospitality of their clubrooms for his pint. He also fancied a flutter on the horses.

Married for 56 years to his wife, Philomena who is a native of Cortial, Kilkerley, the couple moved into the newly built Marian Park after their marriage and fully participated in the wide variety of activities promoted by the vibrant Tenants Association in the estate.

Peter had a deep faith and lived his life for his family, always putting their well being before anything else. During his illness he was cared for by his family, especially his daughter, Philomena who provided loving care for the past 18 months in her home. His death has left a deep void in their lives on all his family that will never be filled.

Peter is survived by his wife, Philomena (neé Woods), sons, Peter (Laurel Grove), Anthony ( The Loakers, Blackrock) and Thomas (Marian Park), daughter, Philomena Murphy (Point Road), grandchildren, James, Shane, Conor and Alan, son-in-law, Patrick, daughter-in-law, Ashling, relatives and friends.

He was predeceased by his son, Francis in 1967, brothers, Johnny and Mattie and sisters, May Carroll and Delia Keating.

Having reposed at his home, Peter's remains were taken to Church of the Holy Redeemer where Requiem Mass was celebrated by Very Rev. P. Montague, Adm.,who delivered the eulogy.

The Readings were given by son, Anthony and grandson, Conor Jones and the Prayers of Intercession were led by son, Peter, grandson, Shane Murphy, son-in-law, Patrick Murphy, and nieces, Carol Keating and Patricia Byrne.

The beautiful msuic was provided by Patsy Breen and in a very poignant moment at the end of Mass, Mickey Clarke played Peter's favourite piece of music on the tin whistle.

After Mass burial took place in St. Patrick's cemetery and there was a large attendance at Mass and interment reflecting the family's strong links with the area and the regard by which Peter was held.

Month's Mind on December 23rd Church of the Redeemer at 10 a.m.

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