17 Springfield Drive, The Quay, and late of St Mary’s Crescent, Westport
The death took place suddenly of Seamus O’Malley on January 27, 2019. Seamus was born on June 4 1962 and was seventh born in a family of nine to the Late Jim and Nora O’Malley in that lovely estate of St Mary’s Crescent at number 18.
That great era of the carefree sixties, Seamus grew up in an estate filled with kids of his own age, many who became life-long friends. He was educated at the Christian Brothers NS and later for a short while at the local Vocational School Westport. Now he would be the first to admit that he was not fond of school or the books so his next step was employment which he found at Scott’s Bakery on the edge of the town. Seamus worked the tough night shift for many years without complaint up until its closure some years ago.
Later in life, he started doing lawn work and gardening in general which he thoroughly enjoyed working on God’s green earth. Seamus’s hobbies were simple in his younger days. Fishing was his pastime. He loved nothing more than fishing with his Dad Jim, who was an avid fisherman and also with friends from Westport Angling Club on the lakes around Mayo where he won many competitions. His other great pastime was bicycles and cycling, you would always know he had been on one of his outings when you would see the socks up over his trouser leg hours later. After the death of his Dad, Seamus was a dedicated son to his loving Mother Nora until her death in April 1992. Seamus was also a great brother to Gerry, who spent many enjoyable weekends with him over the years.
Seamus moved to Springfield Drive, The Quay some years ago and made lots of friends there, in an area of Westport known for his kindness. He worked happily on a few placement jobs until his untimely death on January 27, 2019 at the young age of 57 years.
Seamus reposed at Navin’s Funeral Home Westport where large crowds braved wintery conditions to pay their respects. Removal afterwards to St Mary’s Church, Westport. Funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr Gerard Quirke, assisted by Fr Antony King and Fr Michéal MacGréil, readings were give by Michaella and Padraig Heneghan and the Prayers of the Faithful by Laura, Stella and James Garvey and Steven O’Malley, all nieces and nephews of Seamus.
The gifts were brought to the alter by Christina O’Malley and Veronica Heneghan, sisters of Gerry O’Malley.
Reflection of Seamus’s life was delivered by his nephew Steven O’Malley. Following Mass, Seamus was laid to rest in Aughagower Cemetery. Seamus is deeply mourned by his brothers Jojo; Martin and Gerry, his sisters Marian O’Malley, Kathleen Malone, Noreen Garvey, Christina O’Malley and Veronica Heneghan; his 22 nieces and nephews; cousins, relations, friends and neighbours in Springfield Drive and St Mary’s crescent.
His family has lost a brother who did things his way. His sudden passing has caused much sadness and grief. May Seamus’s noble soul Rest in Peace with the Lord and His love in eternity. May the rich soils of Aughagower rest lightly on his remains. Rest in Peace Seamus.
Month’s Mind Mass for Seamus will be celebrated in St Marys Church, Westport on Saturday, March 2 at 6.30pm.