MANY people in Tagoat were saddened by the recent death of Mary 'Kit' Fenlon.
Mary, aged 78, passed away at Wexford General Hospital on Friday, December 10, following a long battle with illness.
The Tagoat woman was born and reared in Ballyknockan and lived there all her life.
She was one of a family of four and is survived by her three brothers; Pat, Gary and Seán.
Mary was a very hard-working woman who devoted herself to rearing her sons, Michael and Martin.
She was a kind and generous person, always putting the needs of others before her own, particularly her beloved family.
However, her kindness extended beyond her family and she would always be the first to offer help to someone in need.
Mary was a happy, outgoing and good-natured person, who was not shy about making her feelings known on a subject when she felt it was required.
She was well-known and respected in her native Tagoat, where she loved to play cards in the local hall down through the years.
She also liked attending St Mary's Day Care Centre - where she was afforded great care - to meet her friends from the locality.
Mary had bravely battled cancer for the past 15 years and bore her illness with great courage and dignity, as well as her typical fortitude.
Her health had deteriorated in recent years prior to her sad passing after a short stay in Wexford General Hospital, where she received excellent care and attention from the doctors, nurses and entire staff.
Her Requiem Mass was celebrated in St Mary's Church, Tagoat, on Monday, December 13. She was laid to rest in Tagoat Cemetery.
Mary is sadly missed by her sons Michael and Martin, her daughter-in-law Breda, her grandchildren Gary, Martin and Niamh, her brothers Pat, Gary and Seán, her extended family and friends.
May she rest in peace.