Obituary of John Richard Lenihan
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John “Johnny” Richard Lenihan, 87 of New Ross, passed away peacefully on August 4, 2022 in his home. Born on November 22, 1934; he was the son of the late Charles and Maria (Sode) Lenihan.
All of Johnny’s life he was a hard worker and worked in construction for over 30-years. But his passion was going into the fields picking potatoes, strawberries, blueberries, and apples. He enjoyed his nightly bingo and playing cards. Johnny always looked forward and relished in the time he spent at Rayport Campground with his wife Betty and his family. They would spend most of the summer at the campground and this is where Johnny’s belly was always full.
You will be forever in our hearts and missed greatly.
Johnny is survived by his sister, Maxine Russell; brothers, Cecil (Caroline) Lenihan; Gerald (Paulette) Lenihan; Clyde (Darlene) Lenihan; sons, Tony (Brenda) Lenihan; Timmy (Sheryl) Lenihan; daughters, Barbara Pye; Sharon Long (Danny); Tina Lenihan (Glen); Bonnie Lenihan (Richard); Tammy Dorey (Blair); also 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Johnny was predeceased by his beloved wife, Betty Lenihan (Emeneau); brothers, Lester Lenihan (Dorothy) and little Albert; sisters, Myrna Butler (Ernie) and Rosie McBride (Harry); and his eldest son, John Lenihan Jr.
A Graveside Service will be held on August 21, 2022 at 2:00 pm in the Christ Anglican Church Cemetery, New Ross. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Arrangements have been entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home New Ross Funeral Chapel, 4935 Hwy #12, New Ross, B0J 2M0 (902-689-2961).