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The Late Michael Sills 28th February 1946 – 3rd April 2022

11th April 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Late Michael Sills
28th February 1946 – 3rd April 2022

The London Wexford Association are very saddened to announce the recent passing of well-known popular member and President of the London Wexford Association Michael Sills.

Michael was 76 years of age a native of Murrintown Co Wexford resided in Willesden, London. He was son of the late Robert and Anne Sills and brother to Anita and Patrick and the late brother Victor. Michael was proceeded by his late wife Bridget.

Michael travelled to London at the age of 22 and worked in the cosmetic industry. In 1972 Michael married his wife Bridget in St Mary Magadline Church in Willesden, London and had two children Damian and Joanna and two Granchildren Lauren and Malachy.

Michael was a kind caring considerate gentleman great character and always appeared happy and had a great sense of humour. He was a hardworking man who set himself high standards and was always guaranteed to get a job done which gave him great satisfaction.

He gave his time and commitments to many Irish organisations throughout his life. Michael first joined the London Wexford Association in 1969 taking up the role of Registrar, years later he became Treasurer and then served many years as Chairman to lead the association to great success.

He would give his time and support to other committees The Fr Murphy Youth Club and a avid member of Fr Murphy Hurling Club, The London Irish Festival, The London Irish Centre, The Council of Irish Counties Association, Gladstone Park Allotment Association.

Michael was easy to get along with and always had a good word for everyone

Michael also had a serious side to him and did not suffer fools easily. People would have called on Michael for advice as he had a vast range of knowledge and experience of various topics.

He was always game for a laugh and would have pulled a few tricks in his time, although his light-hearted humour never caused any upset or offence.

Michael loved to spend time working on his allotment and would have produced a few spuds and cabbages in his time and would share them amongst family and friends. Many a story would have been told at the tea shed in the allotment amongst his friends and fellow gardeners.

In 1983 Michael was one of the founders of The Wexford Darts League which is still going strong.

Michael’s great love in life was for his family and friends, music and sport. He had a fond love for Country music which he would listen to on a daily basis on South East Radio and ICMR Radio.

Michael loved the challenge of the quiz nights and had a tremendous passion for the GAA. He enjoyed watching or listening to the hurling and football and rugby games and would always look forward to hearing the results.

Michael was a modest man and picked up a few awards in his time The Wexford Person of the year award and Achievement award in Wexford to name but a few. Unfortunately, in the last few years of his life Michael suffered ill health with Super Nuclear Palsy which left him wheelchair bound, but he still fought on courageously.

Michael will be sorely missed by his family and large circle of friends, as he had made such a positive impact on many people’s lives.

London Wexford Association Chairperson Lucia Butler says “Michael was a very sincere loyal honest gentleman amazing stalwart who worked extremely hard for the benefit of the association. He never forgot his roots a proud Wexford man. We are all very grateful and will continue to build and promote the association to ensure its continued success”

We would like to express our sincere condolences to his son Damian and his partner Anna and his daughter Joanna his sister Anita and brother Patrick and his Grandchildren Lauren and Malachy and all his family and friends.

May his gentle soul Rest In eternal Peace.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Funeral details

Funeral mass will be held at St Mary Magdalen Church, Peter Avenue, London NW10 2DD on Thursday 5th May at 12.30pm.

There will be a collection at the end of the service for the PSP Association charity. Donations in lieu of flowers please.

Following the service everyone is invited to join the family for refreshments at The Claddagh Ring, 10 Church Road, Hendon, NW4 4EA.

Body will be repatriated to Ireland for burial in Murrintown

on Thursday 12th May 2022 for funeral mass at 10.30am in St Catherine’s Church, Murrintown, Co Wexford, Republic of Ireland.



11th April 2022
8:00 am - 5:00 pm