Taugheen and Maynooth
THE death took place last week of Bernard O’Boyle, Laragh, Maynooth, and formerly of Shessiagh, Taugheen. He was 63 and news of his sudden passing came as a shock to his family circle and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Delia and Mike and by his brother Tommy who died in 2015.
Bernard attended the local National School and St Colman’s College, Claremorris. He later joined the Garda Siochana with whom he served for around 20 years. He spent most of his life in the Kildare region.
Though many years away from Mayo, he maintained strong links with the Carramore and Taugheen region and undertook the personal renovation of the family home in Shessiagh. He made numerous trips down home in recent years and reacquainted himself with the people of the locality during that time.
Bernard was imbued with a strong work ethic and he had a flair for construction work which he put to good use. Work was second nature to him. He also had a passion for vintage cars and tractors and had build up a fine collection of them over the years.
Removal took place from Maynooth to the O’Boyle family home in Shessiagh on Tuesday afternoon with reposing there from 5pm to 8pm. This was attended by family members and many of his neighbours who came along to sympathise with the family on their bereavement.
Further removal took place from the home on Wednesday to Crossboyne Church with burial in the local cemetery following the Funeral Mass celebrated by Fr James Quinn and assisted by Fr Eugene O’Boyle and Fr Gerry Davey. The eulogy was delivered by his brother Michael before a capacity congregation.
Bernard is survived by his son David, daughter Eimear, his brother Michael (Dublin), his sisters Nuala, Patricia, Hilary, Ann, Della, Phyllis, Kathleen and Marguerite, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nephews, nieces and a wide circle of friends.