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Séamus Comer

Laraganboy, Bekan
THE death took place recently of Séamus Comer, Laraganboy, Bekan, Ballyhaunis. He died peacefully on his 36th birthday, surrounded by his family. He had been in ill health for about a year and a half.
Séamus was the fourth in a family of 10 children born to Pat and Mary Comer. He worked for a number of years at the Knock Celtic Pottery enterprise in Murneen. He also spent around six months working on the Mediterranean island of Ibiza. Another area of interest to Séamus was that of bio-energy, which he studied in much detail.
Séamus was a nephew of the late Fr Michael Comer who compiled a comprehensive history of Bekan parish back in the mid-1980s. Another uncle, Fr Eugene Lewis, delivered the homily at the funeral.
Séamus was a quiet and unassuming young man who went gently about his daily life. His passing at such a young age is a heavy cross to shoulder for his parents and brothers and sisters.
A wake was held in the family home and large crowds attended the funeral ceremonies with removal from Donnellan’s Funeral Home in Ballyhaunis to Bekan Church. At the concelebrated Requiem Mass, local PP Fr Paddy Mullins was joined by a number of priests while Fr Eugene, an uncle of Séamus, spoke warmly about him during his consoling homily.
During the Mass, his sister Catherine rendered ‘Perhaps Love’ which was one of Séamus’ favourite songs. It was a very poignant moment and touched the hearts of all in the congregation. At the end of the Mass, his brother Michael also paid a special tribute on behalf of the Comer family.
Members of the Eastern Gaels GAA Club formed a guard of honour as a mark of respect to their departed friend. Interment took place in Bekan cemetery.
Séamus is deeply regretted by his parents Pat and Mary, brothers Patrick, Michael, Stephen, Kevin, Eugene, Noel and John Paul, sisters Etna and Catherine, relatives, neighbours and friends.