Martin’s spirit and kindness will be sorely missed

The sudden death of Martin Maddock last May caused much sadness and shock within the community and beyond.

artin died on May 9 at the age of only 64 from heart failure.

Son of the late John and Margaret Maddock, of 25 The Bullawn, Martin was the sixth child in a family of 11. He then attended CBS and New Ross Vocational School before beginning his training as a carpenter. After completing a five-year apprenticeship, he qualified as a gifted craftsman.

He could turn to anything.

In his early teens he was an avid ornithologist. He loved parakeets, finches, canaries and pigeons.

Martin was one of the founding members of the New Ross Pigeon Club, which he led for many years alongside other pigeon enthusiasts.

He also loved hunting and was a founding member of the West Wexford Gun Club.

Martin was heavily involved in Southeast AA and has chaired many conventions over the years. He had a deep understanding of the issues of people trying to get rid of their alcohol addiction and his family were surprised at the number of people who contacted them following his death, expressing their gratitude for the help he received. brought them or a loved one in their life. difficult time.

Martin was very involved in the sport in New Ross, especially hurling. He came from a large number of pitchers as his father John had launched for Wexford in the 1940s.

When he was young, Martin always went to his sister Margaret to watch him play on television, with her husband Ger.

Martin loved Christmas and was known for his beautifully decorated Christmas trees.

A thoughtful man of deep faith, especially in the Blessed Mother, he built a cave outside his house and one for Sr. Helena outside the convent of Mount Carmel as well.

He was an avid reader, especially of the Bible.

Martin was a witty and kind man and he will be sadly missed by his partner Geraldine, family and many friends in Waterford and Wexford.

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