Death Notice: John Anthony Murphy, London and Ballydaly

On 2nd March 2016, peacefully, at his home in the presence of his family; JOHN ANTHONY, brother of the late Mella. Deeply regretted by his wife Breeda, daughter Maria, son Terrance, granddaughter Chloe, brothers Eddie and Brendie, sisters Margaret, Mary, Breeda and Noreen, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Reposing at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Ballydaly on Tuesday from 6.30pm to 8pm. Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 12 noon. Funeral afterwards to Drishane Cemetery, Millstreet.

The Murphy family of Ballydaly c.1979

3 thoughts on “Death Notice: John Anthony Murphy, London and Ballydaly”

  1. The thoughts of the Grandchildren of Patrick & Adelia Murphy, late of Ballydaly and late of Matamau New Zealand , are with all the Murphy family in Ballydaly at this time

    You have comfort, in a life lived kindly ,and remembered well

    Our best wishes to you all

    Russell Murphy and our extended family

  2. Though far from where he was born and raised he lived his last night and day
    Among his ancestors in Drishane’s old cemetery John Anthony Murphy’s last remains lay
    From his birthplace in Ballydaly some three miles away
    The love of home strong as the wise one does say

    The Murphys near Ballydaly Church in Duhallow are well liked and well known
    And the people of Ballydaly will mourn for the passing of one of their own
    In the place where he had lived in his younger years
    The final farewell to him would not have gone without tears

    Those who knew him well with fondness him will recall
    But eventually death it will come to us all
    The longest lived human life in time not long why otherwise pretend
    Two years short of eighty John Anthony’s journey came to an end

    As a boy on the Millstreet Ballydaly road on a Summer Sunday
    At a road bowling score i saw John Anthony play
    Sparks flew off of the road from the steel bowl that he threw hard and long
    A young man near his prime then broad shouldered and strong

    In London where he lived with his wife Breeda and his family he died
    But his last remains are at rest in his home countryside
    And though the great gift of life from John Anthony Murphy may have gone
    In everyone who knew him he is living on.

    “John Anthony Murphy” is by Francis Duggan

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