11 Aug 2022

Joey Collins lived a peaceful life surrounded by his family


Rest in Peace

The death has occurred of Joey Collins, Marymount, at Saint Luke's Hospital, Kilkenny, on Saturday, September 29, 2018. He went to his eternal reward just as he had lived his life ever so quietly and peacefully in the company of those nearest and dearest to him.

A native of Fermoy Co. Cork he came to Castlecomer some 62 years ago where he met the love of his life Biddy and as they say the rest is history.

He was a great provider all of his life for his family and the majority of his working days were spent driving. He touched the hearts of so many in the community with numerous acts of kindness which were carried out with the utmost discretion. In the 1970's and 80's he was actively involved with Scouting Ireland and became a local leader.

He enjoyed the simple things of life a chat, a cup of tea or a stroll in the Demesne to feed the ducks and swans. Our community is all the better thanks to the wonderful neighbourly deeds of Joey. It was both fitting and all so appropriate that as his remains left the Church for the last time is should be to the strains of "The Banks Of My Own Lovely Lee."

He was laid to rest in the Parish Cemetery after Requiem Mass celebrated in the Church of the Immaculate Conception by Fr. Ian Doyle, Kiltown assisted by Fr. Larry Wallace P.P. Muckalee and Fr. Liam Shore, Bowdens Court. Joey will be sadly missed by his loving wife Biddy ; daughters Martina and Helena ; sons P.J., John, and Michael ; sisters Kathleen and Mary ; brother Danny ; son-in-law Alan, daughter-in-law Jane, grandchildren Bríd, Joseph, Tara, Cathal, Coaimhe, Cillian and Jack, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, other relatives and a wide circle of friends.

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