Ballyhaunis and Castlerea
MUCH sadness was occasioned by the recent sudden death of Michael Waldron, Cloonfower, Castlerea, and formerly of Cottage, Ballyhaunis. News of his passing evoked much regret throughout the region where Michael was so well known among the farming fraternity.
Michael (57) was one of the leading agricultural contractors in the region and had a number of lads employed in the business which was mainly based out of his former home in Cottage.
He was in constant demand around the Ballyhaunis, Ballinlough and Granlahan areas where he was known to everyone involved in the farming scene.
Michael was a renowned hard-working man who was content with the work he did and who always ensured it was carried out to the highest standards. He was a welcome caller at all farm homes and the sense of lost felt when the sad new broke was palpable around this part of east Mayo and west Roscommon.
Reposing was at McDonagh’s Funeral Home, Castlerea, with removal to St Brigid’s Church, Cloonbonniffe. Interment took place in St Joseph’s Cemetery, Castlerea, following the Funeral Mass on Tuesday.
Hundreds joined the long queue outside the Funeral Home as people came from all over the region to pay their respects to Michael and lend support to his family during their time of deepest sadness.
Michael will be sadly missed by his wife Breda (nee Lavin), son Michael, brothers John and Seamus (Ballyhaunis), Padraic (Cloonfad), sister Carmel Keane (Claremorris), brothers-in-law Henry (Keane) and Tommy (Naughton), sisters-in-law Phil and Marie, nephews, nieces, extended family, neighbours and friends.