Wexford natives both at home and abroad were very saddened to hear of the sudden and unexpected passing of 57-year-old Teresa Flynn from Drealistown, Ballycullane following a short illness.
Born into a large family to the late Billy and Nellie Flynn, Teresa moved over to London when she was in her early twenties. She devoted much of her life to looking after the needs of others and worked in a care home in Bedford for many years. All of the residents adored Teresa and will remember her for her kindness, sense of humour and great ideas. Outside of her work, Teresa continued to put others before herself. She spent much of her time offering care and support to the less fortunate in London and always went above and beyond what was expected of her.
Although Teresa left home at a young age, Wexford always remained close to her heart. In the 1990s, she became a member of The London Wexford Association where she served as a well-respected Chairperson for many years. She played an active part within the association and would bring a sparkle to any event. President of the association Michael Sills described her as a bubbly, energetic and sincere person who was always full of life.
Teresa is described by her loved ones as a wonderful mother, daughter and sister. She was extremely close to all of her family, particularly her only daughter Tara, who also lived in the UK. Although she was a busy woman, Teresa always found the time to come home to Wexford for every family occasion, whether happy or sad.
An avid reader, Teresa spent much of her free time absorbed in books of all genres. She also enjoyed writing and wrote many eloquent articles for the London Wexford Association during her time as chairperson.
Teresa overcame some illnesses throughout her life but had been in good health in recent months. She passed away peacefully in hospital following a short illness.
Teresa will be missed by all of her family, friends and everyone who knew her. Her funeral and cremation will take place in Bedford on January 8. Irish funeral arrangements will be made at a later date.