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Friday 18 April 2014

Cavan native Tom Caulfield passes away at age of 95

THE FAMILY and many friends of Tom Caulfield are mourning his recent passing.

Tom of Wexford Street, New Ross, sadly passed away on January 5, aged 95 years.

Born on May 10, 1917 in Urney, Co. Cavan, Tom was one of 14 children.

At the age of 21 he, along with two brothers, joined the army in search of adventure. This decision was to result in him meeting his wife, Kathleen, whilst stationed in Bawn James, New Ross, during the Emergency.

They married and lived in the Curragh until 1957, when they moved back to New Ross to set up home and raise their family. After leaving the army, Tom spent the rest of his working life with Stafford's Shipping.

Tom's great interests were sport, DIY and walking. He would have been regularly seen walking the many roads around New Ross. His home became a second home to his grandchildren and later his great grandchildren.

Tom is sadly missed by his wife, Kathleen; children, Thomas, Gerard, Margaret and Rose; his son-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam. Tom's Month's Mind Mass will be celebrated on February 10, at 12.15 p.m. in St Mary's and Michael's Church.

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