Tuesday 24 October 2017

Peggy travelled the world but was always a Wexford woman

Peggy Murphy.
Peggy Murphy.

THE recent sudden death of Wexford woman Peggy Murphy came as a great shock to her family and her many friends at home and abroad.

Peggy (nee Lucking) was born in 1923 in Waterloo Road, one of five children of Tom and Bridget Lucking.

As a young woman, she worked as a hairdresser before her marrigae to Michael in 1956.

The following year, she moved far from her native Wexford to Kenya in East Africa where Michael worked for six years as a civil engineer.

Twenty years later, they moved to Bahrain in the Middle East for two years.

Peggy and Michael spent a number of years in Tipperary and also lived for a time in Leitrim before finally settling in Castlebridge in 1999.

The couple sadly lost their first child Michelle while in Kenya.

On their return to Ireland a few years later, their second child, Fiona, was born.

Peggy enjoyed family holidays visiting Europe, the Far East, Australia, New Zealand, Canad, USA and North Africa.

She had many friends in Britain, Australia and the USA.

She was a gifted home-maker being skilled in cookery, dress-making, knitting, crochet and other handicrafts.

Peggy was warm-hearted and outgoing and easily made friends in whatever part of the world she found herself.

Her perennial youthful enthusiasm and interest in the world around her, belied her age - she was 90 years old.

Although she reached a great age chronologically, in other respects it could be truthfully said she never really grew old.

Peggy will be greatly missed by her husband Michael; her daughter Fiona; her sisters Mary and Nancy and by her extended family and all her friends.

She was predeceased by her sister Kitty and brother Sean.

Wexford People

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