Literally an hour after I published this article I received a phone call from Martin Duffy passing on the sad news that Patsy Murphy has passed away. I won't pretend that I knew Patsy as well as many who will read this but I would bump in to him at conventions and club meetings over the years, nearly always with his beloved Maureen by his side, and I would always leave his company wishing there were more like him in the world. Patsy was one of those great characters and he had a wonderful theatrical way with words. In fact he was the most un-Dundalk sounding Dundalk person your ever likely to meet. Our world is a lesser place this evening. May God rest your soul Patsy.
As those of you who follow this site may be aware Patsy had been unwell recently and was in fact undergoing chemotherapy. He had hoped to attend The Mystic's one day convention in Drogheda last Sunday with his great friend Paddy Ward but alas was too poorly to be there. Maureen, Patsy's wife of over 50 years passed away earlier this year in August and Patsy himself succumbed to his illness at around 5pm today the 21st October 2010.
We will post an update with funeral arrangements when they become available.
We encourage you to use this page as a memorial to and for Patsy. You can leave sympathies, share your stories and reminisce by clicking the 'post a comment' link just below here.
Please not there has been a change to the funeral arrangements we perviously published. The updated funeral arrangements are as follows -
Peacefully. Reposing at his residence tomorrow, Saturday, from 11am. Removal on Monday morning at 10.30am to The Church of the Holy Family, Muirhevnamor for Mass at 11am. Funeral afterwards to Saint Patrick's Cemetery, Dundalk.