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Death of well-known Castlebar businessman

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ALWAYS SMILING The late Brendan Parsons pictured in 2009 outside the family business, Parsons Shoes, on Main Street, in Castlebar.

Huge crowds attended the funeral of well-known Castlebar businessman Brendan Parsons last week.
Mr Parsons (64), of Springfield and Main Street, Castlebar was a very popular figure in the Castlebar community.
He was the proprietor of Parsons’ Shoe Shop on the corner of Main Street and Castle Street and had endured a year-long battle with cancer, which he battled with typical optimism.
From a well-known Castlebar business family, Brendan Parsons died on Monday of last week.
He is survived by his wife Helen, daughters Sinead, Claire and Miriam, grand-daughter Isla, sons-in-law, brothers John, Eddie and James, sisters Liz and Catherine, extended family and many friends.
His Funeral Mass took place in The Church of the Holy Rosary, Castlebar on Thursday last. Burial took place afterwards in the New Cemetery, Castlebar.

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