Ger Fahey, Kilnock, Brickens, whose death took place recently at his residence, was a retired Agricultural Officer. He was 65 and had been in declining health in recent years.
Most of Ger’s time with the Department was spent in Rooskey where he was based at Hanley’s Meat Plant. He later spent over a decade at the meat plant in Ballyhaunis. Ger had a wide knowledge of the scene and was always ready and willing to provide help and advice to colleagues.
He was a passionate supporter of Mayo football and attended matches all over the country. His brother Joe was also a renowned Mayo supporter while Frank played football with Davitts for a good many seasons.
Ger acquired a huge knowledge of sport, especially GAA, over the years and took part in many table quizzes where his input was always significant because of his vast reservoir of sporting facts.
Another sporting area in which he excelled was at snooker and pool, games he perfected in a special way in Flanagan’s of Brickens. He also featured on the local team when they contested the inter-pub leagues which were a major scene in former times.
Ger had a special fondness for overseas travel and visited many countries down through the years. He enjoyed experiencing different cultures abroad and cherished those journeys in a special way.
Ger was a straight-forward fellow of independent thought who was always prepared to take a stand. The community extends condolences to his family and friends on their bereavement.
Reposing was at Donnellan’s Funeral Home, Claremorris, with removal to St Therese’s Church, Brickens. Interment took place in Tulrahan Cemetery following Mass of the Resurrection celebrated by Fr Brendan McGuinness, PP. The coffin was draped with a Mayo flag and colleagues from the Department as well as neighbours and friends formed a guard of honour outside Brickens Church.
Ger is deeply regretted by his partner Rosemarie, daughter Marie and her mother Una, brothers Frank and Joe, uncle Monsignor Ger Fahey (California) and sister-in-law Cathy, his kind neighbours, relatives and a wide circle of friends.