Thursday, August 19, 2021


Phyllis Breslin (nee Stafford), Lady Lane House, Waterford and formerly of 13 The German Road, St. John’s Park who died July 20 2021. Predeceased by her husband Sean, parents Bill and Elsie and brother Mattie.

Phyllis’s sons Derek, Eamonn, Bill and Paul; daughters Marian, Ursula and Jean; sisters Bernie and Betty; brother the late Mattie; sons-in-law Yossi, Greg and Patrick; daughters-in-law Teresa, Louise and Susan; her grandchildren Sean, Kelly, Mor, Orly, Amit, Paige, Shilann, Jonathan, Paul, Dylan and Jenny and seven great-grandchildren and all her extended family wish to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation to everyone who sympathised with us on our sad loss.

Thank you to all who phoned, sent messages, mass cards and sympathy cards and to all who left messages and lovely memories online, to those who could not be present but joined with us in the funeral mass on live stream and all who joined Phyllis on her journey to the Sacred Heart Church, The Folly and St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ballygunner for burial afterwards.

To Father Chestnutt who helped the family to prepare for and then celebrate the lovely funeral mass and to Glenn Murphy for the beautiful singing, accompanied on the organ by Catherine Power. To Ann Hennessy and Karen of Tom Hennessy & Sons Undertakers for their professionalism and kindness shown to our family. To the Greenway Manor Hotel who provided the lunch and refreshments after the funeral. A special thank you to Dr. Creaven, Phyllis’s doctor for over 30 years and the staff of the Rowe Creaven Medical Practice, Slievekeale Road.

To Brian Tynan and the staff of Phelan’s Pharmacy, Michael Street. To the Doctors, Nurses and staff of University Hospital, Waterford who cared for Phyllis in her final days. To the Staff of Lady Lane House, especially Mavis, Tina, Tony and Malachy who were always very good to our mother. To our brother Eamonn who was our mother’s carer and looked after all her needs on a daily basis. We are extremely thankful as a family for all that Eamonn did for her. To her sisters Bernie and Betty who provided great care, assistance and companionship for our mother which we will be forever grateful.

As it would be impossible to thank everyone individually, please accept this acknowledgement as a sincere token of our deepest gratitude and appreciation. The Holy Sacrifice of the mass will be offered for your intentions.

“It broke our hearts to lose you, but you didn’t go alone, for part of us went with you, the day God called you home.”

Phyllis’s Month’s Mind Mass will be offered at 6:30 pm in the Sacred Heart Church, The Folly this Saturday, August 21.

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