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Monica believed in living life to the fullest


The late Monica Walsh.

The late Monica Walsh.

The late Monica Walsh.


The family of Monica Walsh, Ballydicken, Crossabeg, who passed away suddenly on May 16 at the age of 74 years, would like to thank all of those who stood by them and supported them in recent weeks. Despite her illness, Monica was full of energy and making plans until her final day. She would have been thankful, flattered and embarrassed in equal measure by how her friends and neighbours came forward to help following her death, including her fellow dancers, who formed a guard of honour at her funeral in Crossabeg, and for the time, efforts and calming words of Father McDonald and Father Finn.

Monica was the youngest daughter of Frank and Delia Fahy of Craughwell, Galway. She was educated in Craughwell and Athenry before joining the Post & Telegraph service as a telephonist. Monica remained a proud Galway woman even as her job led to postings in Clare, Kerry and eventually to Wexford, where she met and married her late husband Jimmy.

Monica was an active and popular member of the community; in particular she was passionate about set dancing and was also a keen gardener and enjoyed walking, sewing and baking. She believed in living life, always had new projects and loved her frequent trips to visit family.

Monica had a wide circle of friends whom she valued and cared about deeply. It was these friendships that helped give her strength throughout her illness and also as she cared for Jimmy during his battle with dementia.

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Monica is survived by her children David, Suzanne and Michael, her daughters-in-law Ellie and Natalie, and her beloved grandchildren Killian, Tommy, Eddie and Lily.

She is sorely missed by her family and friends. Monica’s Month’s Mind Mass will take place in Crossabeg Church on June 19 at 11.15 a.m.