The death has occurred of

Galgey, William, (Bill)

Tonlegee Road, Dublin and formerly of Roanmore Park, Waterford
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Date Posted
Date of Passing
12 October 2023
Date of Funeral
18 October 2023
Funeral Venue
Ballybricken Church

Galgey, William, (Bill) – 12th  October 2023, (Tonlegee Road, Dublin and formerly of Roanmore Park, Waterford)

Peacefully at BeaumontLodge Transitional Care Unit.

Predeceased by his beloved wife Mary, sister Mamie (Cooley) and brother Jim, son-in-law Kevin Kennedy and grandson Pádraig Conor. Wonderful father to his children, Veronica (Leaney), Billy, Martin, Shane (John), Suzanne (O’Toole), Myles and Claire. Will be greatlymissed by them and their spouses/partners, Ronan, Barbara, Neasa, Shirley, Joe, Niamh and Johnny. He will be deeply missed by his 22 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren, brother Seán and sister Breda, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family, friends and neighbours.


 “Ní imithe uainn ach imithe romhainn.”


Removal on Tuesday morning October the 17th to The Church of St. Paul, Ayrfield (D13 N407) arriving for Funeral Mass at 10am.

Reposing in Thompson’s funeral home, Barrack Street, Waterford (X91 D300), on Tuesday evening from 7pm to 8.30pm

Burial will take place in the cemetery of  The Church of the Most Holy Trinity Without (Ballybricken)(X91 E042) after 10.30am Mass on Wednesday morning.

Family flowers only, donations, in lieu, to St. Francis Hospice, would be appreciated.


The Funeral Mass  in The Church of St. Paul, Ayrfield will be streamed live on Tuesday morning

17th  October at 10am via the following link.
Funeral Mass Link


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