The death has occurred of

Hugo O’Donovan

Old Tramore Road
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Date Posted
Date of Passing
17 September 2022
Date of Funeral
24 September 2022

With heavy hearts we announce the death of Hugo Anthony Patrick O’Donovan of ‘Couse Mill’, Old Tramore Road, Waterford on Saturday the 17th September.


Known widely and deeply loved for his exuberant, passionate and totally unique way of walking in this world.


His beautiful self will be missed deeply by many.

His family and many friends are mourning deeply. So painfully missed by his most beloved daughter Emilyrose, his wife Patricia, sisters Caroline, Patricia and Heather, best friend and soul brother Tony, nephews Robert, Geoffrey, Mario, Rene and Neil, brothers-in-law Alan, Alan C, Jonathan and Paul, mother-in-law Joy, sister-in-law, his dear friend Melissa and his many wonderful neighbours and friends.


May he walk in beauty and walk in peace.


House Private at all time please


Please join us in celebrating Hugo’s life at St. Patrick’s Gateway, Patrick St., Waterford on Saturday (24th September) from 2 pm to 4:30 pm.


Hugo’s cremation will take place on Monday (26th September) at 2 pm in The Island Crematorium, Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork.


Donation’s if desired to Pieta House by following the link below:

Donation Link


Fond memories and songs are welcome.


Book of Condolence:

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If you wish to leave a condolence, message or some memories for Hugo’s family please do so in the condolence section below.

The family appreciates your sympathy, support and understanding at this difficult time.

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