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Well-known Georgina always put everyone above herself


The late Georgina Rothwell.

The late Georgina Rothwell.

The late Georgina Rothwell.

the sad death has taken place of well-known and popular woman Killurin woman Georgina Rothwell.

Georgina, aged 77, slipped away very quickly last Tuesday (January 19).

She was associated with a huge number of voluntary- and parish organisations in Wexford, ranging from Meels on Wheels, in Killurin, to the Daffodil Day for the Irish Cancer Society, from community workshops for the blind to FAS, from the Christian Media Trust to running the field day at Johnstown Castle for 27 years, without praise.

She was diocesan secretary for 12 years until her death and for the past 45 years was the church organist for Killurin parish church.

Georgina worked tirelessly for her beloved Church of Ireland in Killurin and had a strong sense of ecumenism.

At Christmas time in 2011, and before the appointment of Canon Arthur Minion, she stepped in to take part in the fund raising fast at St Iberius Church, in Wexford town, with Fr Jim Fegan because she feared it may stop, and helped raise €43,000 for good causes.

A woman who always put everybody above herself, Georgina was a perfectionist in everything she did.

'She had a desire to do everything 100 per cent. She wasn't able to half do anything,' said one of her sons, Irvin.

She had an impeccable sense of dress and was always smartly turned out and was a familiar sight on the streets of Wexford.

Her husband George died 20 years ago.

Georgina worked as an auctioneer for 15 years and enjoyed the interaction with all the people with whom she had dealings.

The beloved wife of the late George and loving mother of Adrian and Irvin, she is sadly missed by her sons, daughters-in-law Gillian and Caroline, grandchildren Kate, Rachel, Calum, Diane, Gemma and Leonard, sisters ,sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law,nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Her Funeral Service took place last Friday (January 22) with burial afterwards in the adjoining graveyard.

Wexford People