Like everyone else, Paddy enjoyed the freedom his bicycle brought to him and enjoyed visiting relations and friends and loved social occasions.
Later on Paddy learned to drive and enjoyed the comfort of motoring. He took great care of his parents in their home. For Paddy a cloud of sadness came over his life when his sister, Mary, died in 1997.
He was blessed with a jolly and pleasant personality. He enjoyed reading and listening to the radio. When the Killawalla millennium magazine was published Paddy was delighted to read it from cover to cover. He enjoyed reminiscing about times past.
He had a meticulous approach to any job he undertook. He was blessed with many creative talents which he used to enhance his home and community. In more recent years Paddy enjoyed the company of his sister, Kathleen and his brother-in-law, Jimmy with whom he lived for six years. Eight years ago Paddy moved to Abbeybreaffy Nursing Home where he was kindly cared for by the staff there and Kathleen, Jimmy and family. There he established himself as a loyal and true friend with residents and staff. He made many friends and it was fitting that his funeral took place from Abbeybreaffy to Saint Patrick’s Church, Killawalla. During the requiem Mass, celebrated by Fr Jack Garvey, the Lessons were read by Adrian Langan.
The prayers of the faithful were prayed by Jason and Niall Barrett and Colm Langan. The offertory gifts were carried to the altar by Bernie and Colm Langan.
Paddy was laid to rest in Killawalla Cemetery. To his sister, Kathleen Langan, Laragan, Balla, niece, Caroline, nephews, Tony and Tommy and his many other relatives and friends we extend our sincerest sympathies. May his gentle soul rest in peace.
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