Words by her loving husband, Tony ‘Butch’ Doran
Adele Doran (nee Molloy, 7 Rory O’Connor Place, Arklow) 25th June 1958 – 6th March 2015
Adele was the loving wife of Tony ‘Butch’, mother of Lorraine and Anthony, grandmother of Caoimhe, Kyle, Leah and Eoin, mother in law of Adrian Doherty and Michelle (nee O’Neill) and sister of Adrian, Marie and Martina.
Adele sadly passed away on the 6th of March in the loving care of her family.
Adele met Butch in Contas Dance hall in Arklow at the age of 15. From there, a loving relationship blossomed. The two married on the 5th of March 1977, and from that time, Adele fell in love with Wicklow Town, always showing great enthusiasm in education, sports, social events and so on.
Adele was known for her very kind, generosity and organisation of functions. She loved music and dancing. She served on the committee of the very successful, Wicklow Majorettes (which no longer exists).
In 1991, she also joined her husband on the committee of Wicklow Town AFC and maintained ‘if you can’t beat them, join them” like attitude. Adele was the treasurer before stepping down in 2010 following many successful years in the role.
Adele was a founding member of the Street Leagues and Wicklow Town Schoolboys in 1991. Recently in 2012, due to her illness, Adele asked Tony if they could organise a football fund raiser in order to help Wicklow Cancer Support. This was her way of making sure people would be looked after in sickness and that this worthy charity would be supported financially.
This is now a fantastic event and on April 17 2015, we handed over 5765 euro for this year’s event. In over three years, we have raised a total of 14,000 euro for Wicklow Cancer Support.
Adele will be sadly missed by all, but will be remembered for her loving smile and kindness.
We would like to thank everyone who attended Adele’s funeral in such large numbers. It showed how much she was loved by all.
(Article James Nolan)