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Marble and Stone Memorials - Edward Greene Memorial, Abbeyside


This very fine memorial is located against the west wall of Abbeyside Church.  It is carved from limestone with a marble plaque containing the inscription.  It was made by ‘O’Shea, Kilkenny and Callan’ who were one of the principal monumental firms in Munster.

The inscription reads:

In memory of Edward Greene M.D.

M.CH., R.V.I.L.M., K. & Q.C. P.I. Late Medical Officer of Bonmahon Dispensary District

Died March 5th 1892 aged 29 years.

This monument was erected by the Personal Friends of Doctor Greene

As a tribute of respect to the memory of a faithful, zealous, and efficient public officer, an esteemed and loyal friend.  A sterling and sincere lover of his country. A thoughtful kind-hearted and devoted friend to the poor and suffering.

The Greene family are extremely well-documented.  Col John Joseph Greene published a Pedigree of the Greene Family in 1899.  Much of his research documents can be found in the Greene Papers in the National Library.  The Greene’s of Old Abbey by Michael Greene (published privately in 2005) features the Co Waterford Greenes in detail.

Edward’s father, Benjamin Greene, was a retired shipwright, and had a pub on The Burgery.  His wife was Honora Fitzgerald.  Edward died of Typhoid and was unmarried.  The Waterford News of 12 March published a short obituary noting that he died at his residence in Knockmahon.  He had lived there for seven years. After a High Mass in St Mary’s Knockmahon, the funeral set out for Abbeyside for the burial.

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