No orator’s eloquence or sculptured memorial will serve as a monument to the late Paddy Kinsella, Park View, Old Bridge and Glenconnor, Clonmel.
The good he did, the life he led, the family and friends he left behind in St. Luke’s Hospital and elsewhere will serve as his best and most lasting memorial.
Many were privileged to know Paddy at different aspects of his lifetime as a neighbour, friend, relative and professional colleague.
He was a committed and dedicated psychiatric nurse and he gave to that profession the same commitment and loyalty as he did to his first wife Bridget, who also nursed; his family and his parish.
A native of Clonmel, Paddy was born in the townland of Loughtally and with his sister Margaret attended school in Marlfield. It was no coincidence that it was here that Paddy found his great love of GAA and in particular the blue and gold of Tipperary.
It came as no surprise that some years later as a psychiatric nurse Paddy was proud to don the green and white shirt of the St. Luke’s GAA team. He was no mean footballer and left corner back was his favourite position, and he also followed the Tipperary hurling team with pride down the years.
His hobbies included all aspects of gardening, from vegetables and flowers to trees and shrubs; DIY and reading. He loved all animals and for many years enjoyed a daily walk with the dog.
In the last 20 years of his life he travelled widely with his wife Marie.
Paddy also made a huge contribution to the psychiatric services at all stages of his illustrious career.
It is sad to say farewell to a gentleman of whom it can be truly said that the world was a better place because he lived.Deepest sympathy is extended to his wife Marie, family, relatives and friends.
Paddy we miss you, and above all your family miss you. We commend you to the God you loved and served so well.
- A friend and colleague.