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Paddy Burke

The death took place recently of Paddy Burke, Cullintra, Ballintubber.  Son of the late Michael and Nora Burke, Paddy  was  born in 1932. It was the year of the last Eucharistic  Congress and he  died in 2012  the year of the recent Eucharist Congress. 
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.