Friday 15 December 2017

Paddy Barron loved travelling and always had a smile and a story

The late Paddy Barron.
The late Paddy Barron.

Patrick (Paddy) Barron, late of Campile, was a very philosophical man who loved nothing more than chatting to anyone he met.

Paddy passed away peacefully on August 29.

He is survived by Anastatia and his daughters Caroline, Clodagh; sons, Patrick, John and Glenon and is sadly missed by his loving grandchildren, brothers, sister and extended family. He was predeceased by his daughter Bernadette.

Paddy was born in 1937. He worked hard all his life starting off as a telegraph boy for his mother, who was the local postmistress in Campile and his earliest memory was of the bombing.

He worked in Ireland as far away as Tarbert for many years and in London in later years. He worked as a crane driver and enjoyed farming also.

Paddy had green fingers and grew all sorts of vegetables and flowers and was known to bring cuttings back from many different countries and gardens. The Holyhawks he brought back from New Zealand are grown in many a garden in Carlow and Kildare and Wexford and return each year.

Paddy loved to travel and travelled extensively; his two favourite places being New Zealand and Hawaii. Home was very important to him and he remained friends with childhood friends. He was seen wide and far in the last few years in his caddy van with his loyal companion Poppy in the van with him. Whoever Paddy met they wouldn't be strangers for long and he continued to make many new friends over the last few years.

He always had a smile and a story ready to tell and if a cup of tea was to hand all the better the chat.

He loved spending time with his grandchildren and they adored him.

Late of 46 Abbey View, Campile, Paddy lost his brave battle against lung cancer on August 29.

In his final months he was looked after by the wonderful, caring staff of New Ross Community Hospital. A special thank you to the wonderful hospice team from Wexford and Dr Doyle.

A large crowd attended his funeral Mass at St. Mary and Michael's Parish Church in New Ross, followed by private cremation at Mount Jerome Crematorium, Harold's Cross, Dublin.

May his gentle soul rest in peace.

New Ross Standard

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