Edgewood Lawn, Blanchardstown, Dublin (formerly Mace, Aughagower)
The death has taken place of Pat ‘Paddy-Joe’ O’Malley on April 30 2017, in Mayo University Hospital, in his eighty-eighth year. He had resided at Pilgrim’s Rest Nursing Home, Barley Hill, for the last year and a half.
Pat O’Malley was born to Patrick and Catherine (nee Costello) O’Malley on January 29, 1929. He had one brother and four sisters.
Patrick was predeceased by his brother Tommie O’Malley (Mace), Maude Keane (Manchester), Bridie Joyce (Keelogues, Islandeady) and Kathleen Coleman (Manchester).
Patrick grew up in the village of Mace, Aughagower and attended Knockrooskey National School. Patrick spent a lot of his life working overseas. He started his journey on the Isle of Arran in Scotland picking potatoes. He then went to London and Manchester before emigrating to New Zealand and subsequently Australia. He worked in the building industry there, specialising in concreting. Patrick met Una McCarthy from Kenmare in the Irish Club in Sydney.
They married in St Patricks Church, Sydney, in 1962. Pat and Una raised a family of four in Australia, New Zealand and finally Ireland. Pat and Una lived in Dublin for 44 years. They returned to Mayo in 2015, settling in the Pilgrim’s Rest Nursing Home in Barley Hill, Westport.
Pat was a very social person and anyone who knew him knew of his great sense of humour. He had a joke for every situation. His family, both immediate and extended, were very important to him. He worked very hard his whole life and would help anyone who needed it. He always had up to four dogs and enjoyed walking them.
Following the repose at Navin’s Funeral home, removal took place to St Patrick’s Church, Aughower. Fr Jackie Conroy was the celebrant at his funeral Mass. Family members participated in the funeral liturgy. Patrick was laid to rest in Aughower Cemetery with his parents Patrick and Catherine.
Pat will be sadly missed by his wife Una (nee McCarthy) and their family; Maria, Kevin, Seán and Emmet; sister, Margaret; in-laws, grandchildren, nephews and nieces and their families and many friends.