The death has occurred of

Eileen (Eily) Russell née O’Brien,

Shanagarry, Collins Avenue, Waterford.
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Date Posted
Date of Passing
28 December 2022
Date of Funeral
30 December 2022
Funeral Venue
Sacred Heart Church, The Folly

28th December 2022

Late of St. John’s Park.

Predeceased by her loving husband Eddie.

Eily will be sadly missed by her son Brian, daughter-in-law Áine, grandchildren Dáire and Neil, brothers Mick, Tony and Ray, sisters Ursula and Angela, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends.


May Eily Rest in Peace


Reposing at her sons residence on Thursday (29th December) from 4 pm to 7 pm.

House private at all other times.


Requiem Mass on Friday in the Sacred Heart Church, The Folly at 3 pm followed by burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ballygunner.


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

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The Russell family would like to thank Mary, all the staff and carers in Killure Bridge Nursing Home and Dr. Cyril Murray for his care and support over the years. Lastly, we would like to thank Assisi House for their services and active role with Eily throughout the years.


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The Russell 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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