Unmarried And Separated Parents of Ireland
A support group for parents in relationship difficulties
Eugene FinaneWill those who think of us today
A little prayer to Jesus say

Our Esteemed Friend and Colleague Eugene is also remebered at this time.

Unmarried and Separated Parent's of Ireland in conjunction
with the Forever Father's Support Group Donegal wish to express our deepest Sympathy tp P.J Kelly's Family on their sad Loss.

P.J. worked endlessly and tirelessly for Equality and Fairness   in Family Law espcially towards Access , Custody and Guardianship issues for Fathers in a divided unit and in the best interests of Children.

P.J. was also an active member of AA in the Donegal and Derry areas.

P.J. worked endlessly and tirelessly and anything he done was unconditional he will be sadly missed by his Friends in Forever Father's Donegal and USPI in Dublin.

May he rest in Peace                                         
Eamonn Quinn

We would also like to hold another esteemed Colleague Yan La Prade who passed away in May 2014 and whose body was repatriated back to his Native Country , France

May he rest in Peace , once again our thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family.
Our thoughts are with your Ex Partner and dependent Child who are resident in Ireland.

Our esteemed colleague and friend Eugene Finane sadly and unexpe
ctedly passed away in May 2011. Eugene was a long standing member of the group and contributed greatly to it's ongoing success. He also created the original uspi.ie website, researching and populating it with all kinds of useful information, which still benefits those experiencing relationship difficulties to this Day.

Crabby Old Man

Crabby Old Man what do you see
What are you thinking when you’re looking at me,
I’m a small Child of Ten with a Father and Mother,
Brother’s and Sisters who Love one another,
A young boy of Sixteen with wings on his feet
Dreaming that soon now a Lover he’ll meet
A Groom at Twenty my Heart gives a leap,
Remembering Vows I promised to keep
At Twenty Five, I have young of my own,
Who need me to guide them and secure them a home.
A Man of Thirty my young grow fast,
Bound with each other with ties that should last.       
At Forty my young Sons have grown and are gone,
But my Women beside me to see I don’t mourn.
At Fifty once more, babies play round my knee,
Again we know Children my loved ones and me.

Dark Days are upon me my love is now gone,
And I think of the years and the Love that I have known
I’m now an old man and nature is cruel
Joke of making old age but look like a fool
The body it crumbles, grace and vigor depart
There is now a stone where I once had a Heart.
But in this old carcass , a young man still dwells
And now and again my battered Heart swells.
I remember the joys, I remember the pain.
I am Loving and Living Life all over again
I think of the years, all too few, gone too fast
And accept the stark fact that nothing can last

So open your eyes, open and see,
Not a Crabby Old Man,
Look closer at me.
In Loving Memory of Eugene Finane 6th September 1957 - 16th May 2011

Benefit Night:
Eugene's Cheque
A benefit night was held in Eugene's memory on August 6, 2011. Thanks to the support on the night and the generosity of Anne Spain and Eugene's entire family, a large sum was raised and donated to U.S.P.I. The members of U.S.P.I. would like to extend their sincere thanks to Anne and her family for this wonderful gesture.

Click on the photo above for pictures of the presentation of the cheque to Eamonn Quinn of U.S.P.I. and of Eugene's beloved motorbike (which was raffled on the night and won by Lena Moran) 

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