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Sunday 26 October 2014

Agnes was a loving wife, mother and friend

Published 16/01/2013 | 09:16

The late Agnes (Aggie) Foley

1933-2012

ST JOHN'S Park, Tralee, lost one of its most loved residents with the death of Agnes (Aggie) Foley (nee Lynch), formerly of Mitchel's Crescent, on Saturday, December 22. Aged 79, Agnes passed away at home with her family by her side.

Agnes was born on January 23, 1933, the youngest of five children to Julia and John Lynch of Huggard's Lane, Ballymullen and the family later moved to 68 Mitchel's Crescent.

Agnes married the love of her life, Leo Foley from 46 Mitchel's Road on April 12,1955 in the Immaculate Conception Church. They were proud parents of five children - three boys, Tom, Leo and Noel and two girls, Sheila and Helen. Sadly for Agnes and Leo, their lives took a blow with the untimely death of their son, Leo Jnr, in 2010.

When her children had made their own way in the world Agnes then went back to work until she retired. But like all mothers and grandmothers, retirement was just a word, rather than a fact, for she loved to have her children and grandchildren call to see her in St John's Park.

Agnes enjoyed dancing and music with her friends and also liked going on holidays with her family and grandchildren. In later years she went on weekends away with her friends in the retirement groups.

Agnes' family wish to thank Dr Herbert and staff, all the staff of Kerry General Hospital and the Palliative Care Nurses who visited her at home. Also their friends and neighbours for their support at this sad time.

The removal of Agnes's remains took place on Christmas Eve 2012 from McElligott's Funeral Home to St John's Church and following Requiem Mass, interment took place in Rath Cemetery.

Agnes was pre-deceased by her brothers John and Christie her sisters Margaret and Chris and her son Leo in 2010.

She will be sadly missed by her husband Leo, sons Tom and Noel, daughters Sheila and Helen, grandchildren, son-in-law and daughter-in-law, sister-inlaw, nieces, nephews and her many friends.

Month's Mind Mass for Agnes will take place Wednesday, January 23rd at 7pm in the Immaculate Conception Church, Rathass.

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