Maureen my wife of almost 56 years died on the 14th September last aged just 74.. Following 9 months of repeated chest infections, loss of sight in her right eye and kidney failure, Maureen a very courageous little lady finally gave up the struggle. She died peacefully in her sleep. Our son John and daughter Tracey and I were by her side the day she died.
Maureen appreciated all the efforts of hospital medical staff to help her over many decades and therefore dedicated her body to the College of Surgeons in Dublin.
A memorial and Celebration of her life will be held early next summer. All her relations and friends will be invited to a music and refreshments event, to be announced.
Maureen hand feeding a 'wild' pigeon in our back garden shortly after her 74th birthday on the 5th September 20215.
.In my Blue Suede Jacket at the unveiling of sculptor Michiel Vander Sommen's beautiful sculptures of Elvis Presley. In Tupelo Mississippi overlooking Elvis's birthplace and the Elvis at 13 statue of 2002, There were hundreds of fans and politicians etc there to see them.
Dick Guytom of Tupelo Mississippi with clay image of Elvis at 11 by gifted sculptor Michiel Van der Sommen. Bronze versions of this and a much larger statue of Elvis Presley will be unveiled in Tupelo MS on the 8th of August 2015. There will also be very important developments at Graceland in Memphis.
I may try and be there. Media interest here in Ireland and elsewhere would be welcomed. Tel 353 01 8403685.
Update July 26th 2015.
Hello old p.ie friends. :-) Life is good.
Flowers from our garden here in Mooretown Swords County Dublin are being transplanted wherever possible around the adjacent locality including 100 metres along a busy main road where they are admired by passers by and an example to hundreds of school children what can be done when there's a will.