The death has occurred of

Margaret (Rita) Power née Power,

Clarke Road, Cork Road, Waterford
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Date Posted
Date of Passing
14 March 2024
Date of Funeral
18 March 2024
Funeral Venue
Ballybricken Church

Thursday 14th March 2024

Formerly of Roanmore Terrace.

Predeceased by her husband Moss, her parents Teddy and Molly, sisters Maureen (Power) and Stella (Hayes), her brothers William and John, brother-in-law Maurice (Hayes), sons-in-law Mike (Leeming) and Eddie (Dunphy).

Loving mother of Isabelle, Anne, Marie, Angela and Eddie. Rita will be sadly missed by her sons-in-law Neil (Whittle), David (Evans) and daughter-in-law Maria (Power), grandchildren Darran, Derek, Carey-Marie, Sam, Megan, Jack and Jenny, great-grandchildren Beibhinn, Ryan, Jacob, Cillian, Robyn, Judith and Ted, nephew Nicholas, niece Carmel, extended family, neighbours and friends.

May Her Gentle Soul Rest in Peace

Reposing at Thompson’s Funeral Home, Barrack Street, Waterford on Sunday (17th March) from 4 pm to 5:30 pm with vigil prayers and rosary at 5 pm.

Walking from Thompson’s Funeral Home on Monday to Ballybricken Church for Mass on arrival at 12 noon followed by burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Mass will be available to view from 12 noon on Monday by following the Service link below:


Family flowers only please, donations to a charity of your choice or to the South East Palliative Care.


Book of Condolence: A message of sympathy can be left in the condolence section below. The Power family appreciates your sympathy, support and understanding at this difficult time. Sympathy cards can be posted to Robert Thompson Funeral Directors, Barrack Street, Waterford.

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    From start to finish, the help and support you all gave us was beyond limits.  Our mother looked so peaceful and beautiful.  Our minds were put to rest when we saw how lovely and peaceful she looked on her final journey.  It is a credit to a wonderful team.

    Pat M.

    Martena, Niall, Michael, Jim, Noel  and all,   I just wanted to write to say thank you so much to you all, for your kindness and efficiency last week. My father’s funeral and cremation were beautiful and all went very smoothly.   Your kindness, respect and sensitivity was so much appreciated at this sad time.

    Michelle C.

    My family had the pleasure to meet John Thompson with Martina arranging my mothers  funeral.  It was not a sad occasion and they made the arranging so easy.  Memories were brought up, jokes were told, it was so comfortable, they were like old friends.. Thank you for all the kindness and ease you made us

    Edith Crowley

    I would like to thank Martina,  Michael Thompson and all his team, my mother looked like she did before she was sick.  It made is so happy, grateful and gave us joyful memories of her.

    Susan Roche

    Amazing people for amazing work.. From start to finish, would not deal with any other undertaker.

    Gillian and Claire

    Thank you, Michael and his team was very, very nice and understanding. He worked with us, with everything we needed or questioned. He made this time of sorrow go smooth.

    Trish and Mary W

    Michael, John, Martena, Jim, Noel and John Flynn.  Thank you for all of the advice and direction you were able to give my family and myself when organizing all the funeral arrangements. From start to finish we did not have to worry about anything, you covered everything and done all with the most professional manner


    Words cannot express how I feel about Thompsons Funeral Home, First class, expertise, compassion and the ability to make you feel at ease at a terrible and tragic time in our life.  Michael and Martina could not have done enough, any time of the day or night. From talking to the repatriation company and getting

    A Parent

    On behalf of my entire family, we would like to extend our thanks and gratitude for arranging for our father’s final journey home. You consistently insured that all details were addressed and solved every challenge that arose. At a time of great stress, you relieved us of those heavy burdens. We cannot thank you Michael

    Walsh Family, Waterford

    We would like to thank all the staff of Thompsons Funeral Home for their professionalism, kindness and help you provided to the family.

    Rita & Family

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

    Warren & Family

    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.

    Margaret B and family