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Family woman Marcella was a 'child at heart'


The late Marcella O'Connor

The late Marcella O'Connor

The late Marcella O'Connor

MARCELLA O'Connor, who passed away recently, was a woman who led a simple life and loved being surrounded by her family.

Late of Carnagh, Foulksmills, Marcella (née Bolger) passed away peacefully on April 27 aged 75.

She is sadly missed by her loving husband Jimmy; sons Johnjoe, Philip and James; daughters Marcella-Anne, Elizabeth and Rose; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; brothers; sons-in-law; daughters-in-law; sister-in-law; nephews; nieces; relatives and friends.

Marcella grew up in a big family in Carrigbyrne and went to Newbawn National School.

She was married to Jimmy in 1960. The happy couple had four children, Philip, James, Liz and Rose and went on to have many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Marcella was a homely person who loved having family around. She enjoyed spending time at New Ross Day Care Centre.

A woman of great faith, Marcella became a pioneer at a young age and stayed true to her pledge throughout her life.

She is remembered by her family as a homely woman who maintained her child like sense of being throughout her life.

A family member said: 'She was a child at heart. She enjoyed the simple things in life.'

She enjoyed outings and visits to New Ross Day Care Centre in recent years.

'She didn't do fuss. She was a kind hearted and a good natured person.'

Marcella suffered from some ill health in her later years and was cared for by her daughter Rose in her final months.

A large crowd attended Marcella's funeral mass where Fr Michael Byrne paid a lovely tribute to her, and her burial afterwards in Carnagh, Foulksmills.

May she rest in peace.

Wexford People