The death has occurred of

Josie O’Brien Née Flanagan

Congress PLace, Waterford
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Date Posted
Date of Passing
18 December 2022
Date of Funeral
21 December 2022
Funeral Venue
Ballybricken Church

18th December 2022

Predeceased by her loving husband Jim and her brothers and sisters.

Josie was a lifelong member of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and former President of the Society’s St. Anne’s Conference.

Josie passed away after a short illness and a long and dedicated life, in the wonderful care of her family, the Palliative Home Care Team and the carers from Home Instead.

Sadly missed by her heartbroken daughters, Mary, Catherine, Barbara, Bernie, Martina, Claire, her sons Matt, Ger, Nicky, Ray and Bernard, and their wives, husbands and partners, deeply missed by Susan, Emer, Alex, her many grandchildren and great grandchildren nieces, nephews and her many dear friends and neighbours.

May Josie Rest in Peace

Reposing at Thompsons Funeral Home, Barrack Street, Waterford on Monday (19th December) from 7 pm to 8:30 pm with prayers at 8:00 pm.

Requiem Mass on Wednesday (21st December) at 10:30 am in Ballybricken Church followed by burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ballygunner.

Funeral Mass will be available to view at 10:20 am on Wednesday.

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Family flowers only please, donations if desired to Waterford Hospice by following the link below:

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House Private Please

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The O’Brien family appreciates your sympathy, support and understanding at this difficult time. Mass cards can be posted to Robert Thompson Funeral Directors, Barrack Street, Waterford.


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    Rita & Family – April 2022

    Thank you Thompsons Funeral Directors for their sensitive  and professional handing of all our arrangements. It was mostly appreciated.

    Warren & Family – April 2022

    Michael, I would like to thank you and your team for your care, compassion and respect that you have shown us during our recent bereavement .  We appreciate all you have done for us.

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    Paddy and children

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    Butler – January 2022

    Thanks to John & Michael Thompson Funeral Directors, it is appreciated so much.

    Graeme – January 2022

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    Tony – January 2022

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    Bridget – January 2022

    To Michael and all at Thompsons. Thank you for all your kindness and help with my husbands Funeral.  Your professionalism knows no bounds.

    Joanne & Katie – March 2022

    The support from funeral director, John Thompson and his staff, is hugely appreciated. We are thankful for their guidance and support during what was a very difficult time. Breda.

    Breda – 11th April 2022