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Late Jimmy Murphy from Wexford loved to sing


The late Jimmy (Wheachey) Murphy.

The late Jimmy (Wheachey) Murphy.

The late Jimmy (Wheachey) Murphy.

THE sad death took place recently of Jimmy (Wheachey) Murphy, of Corish Park.

Jimmy, who passed away on April 12, following a long illness, was 73 years of age.

He was born in Duke's Lane, Wexford town, to Thomas and Ellen (nee Fardy) and was educated at the CBS in George Street before being sent to England at the age of 15.

Jimmy went on to work as postman and then transport driver at a mental health hospital, where he met his wife-to-be Greta Daly, from Westmeath who was working there as a mental health nurse.

She predeceased him, passing away in January, 2007.

When Jimmy retired after 50 years in England, he returned to Wexford, taking up residence in Corish Park.

His daughter Sharon described her father as a quiet and placid man, very easy going and with a generous spirit. He had a good sense of humour, always put others before himself and never said a bad word about anybody.

He had a pleasant singing voice and loved nothing better than to play his guitar and sing ballads. Jimmy had 'the odd flutter on the horses' and always managed to predict the Grand National winner.

He is survived by sons and daughters Liam, Sharon, Kevin and Miranda, brothers and sisters Nellie, John, Tommy, Breda and Carrie, grandson James, granddaughter Catherine, son-in-law Martin, other relatives and friends. He will be missed by many.

Jimmy's Requiem Mass took place at the Church of the Annunciation, in Clonard, followed by burial at St. Ibar's Cemetery, in Crosstown.

May he rest in peace.

Wexford People