The death has occurred of

Raphael O’Brien

St. John’s Park, Waterford. Formerly of Waterford Crystal.
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Date Posted
Date of Passing
5 May 2024
Date of Funeral
15 May 2024
Funeral Venue
Sacred Heart Church, The Folly

Raphael O’Brien.

St. John’s Park,


Sunday 5th May 2024.

Formerly of Waterford Crystal.

Predeceased by his parents James and Ellen, and his brothers and sisters.

Raphael will be sadly missed by his loving wife Hannah, sons Patrick and Glenn, daughter Cathy, grandchildren Jack, Sarah, Shane, Charley and Tommy, son-in-law Paul, daughter-in-law Alison, sisters Ursula and Angela, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives and friends.


May His Soul Rest in Peace


Reposing at Killure Bridge Nursing Home, Airport Road, Waterford (X91NP44) on Tuesday (7th May) from 6 pm to 8 pm with vigil prayers and rosary at 7:15 pm.

Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 1 pm in the Sacred Heart Church, The Folly followed by burial in St. Nicholas’ Church Cemetery, Ballyduff Lower, Kilmeaden, Co. Waterford.

Mass will be live streamed from 1 pm by following the Funeral Service link below:

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Family flowers only please, donations, if desired to the Alzheimer Society of Ireland (Pine Grove, Waterford) by following the link below:

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The family would like to thank Mary Burke and all her staff at Killure Bridge Nursing Home for their wonderful care of Raphael.

Book of Condolence: A message of sympathy can be left in the condolence section below:

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The O’Brien 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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