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Westport mourns ‘warm and humorous’ citizen


MISSED The late Tony Moore is pictured out on a social night with former Mayo News colleagues in Westport on January 13 2017.

Tony Moore worked in The Mayo News as head compositor, before the days of computerised page layout and graphic design

THE death took place yesterday (Monday), February 6, at Mayo University Hospital, Castlebar, of Tony Moore of Druminawoonagh, Clogher, Westport. Tony was 75 years of age and was very well known and regarded throughout Westport and beyond, where his warm and humorous personality endeared him to all who knew him. He had been ill for the last year, but had battled on with remarkable spirit.
After completing his education at Westport Vocational School, Tony joined the staff of The Mayo News and served his apprenticeship as a compositor. He later became head compositor and was responsible for the weekly production of the paper. It was during this time he met and later married Nuala Hughes, who also worked at The Mayo News.
Tony continued his friendship with his former colleagues and called in to the office each week to discuss the happenings in the local community. Just three weeks ago he enjoyed a social evening in their company, and he was in great form, telling jokes and stories form his many years working in The Mayo News. Tony loved to be at the centre of any social occasion and was well able to hold court and make his opinions heard on any topic in his own inimitable way.  
He played 25 each week at various venues throughout the area and loved a game of cards. He was a member of the Westport Horse Fair Committee and had a great interest in politics giving his allegiance to Fine Gael, whom he vocally supported. He never refused to support any worthwhile cause and was always ready to help a friend or neighbour in any way possible.
Tony is survived by his loving wife Nuala, daughters Joanne and Nuala, sons Michael and Henry and grandson Mick. He is also survived by his sisters Kathleen and Geraldine and brother John.
His remains will repose at his residence from 4pm to 7pm on Wednesday evening, February 8, and afterwards to St Mary’s Church, Westport. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 12.30pm on Thursday.
May his gentle soul rest in peace. Full obituary later.