Ballyglass, Clogher, Westport
Johnny, who enjoyed farming throughout his adult life, was predeceased by his wife Kate (nee Kelly) in January, 1979.
He liked nothing better than chatting with his neighbours on a daily basis. He was a man with an enquiring mind and he took a great interest in public affairs. Socialising in the Halfway House in Islandeady with members of his extended family and friends was a pastime he always looked forward to. He also had a great interest in céilí dancing and his regular trips to Westport were another pastime he thoroughly enjoyed.
Johnny will be sadly missed by his nieces Kathleen and Josie Neary (Leitir, Islandeady), Chris Kelly (Ballintsleva), Teresa Callaghan (Lahardane) and Mary Walsh (Shepherd’s Bush, London); brothers-in-law Jimmy Kelly, Teddy Kelly and Pat O’Toole; sisters-in-law Chrissie Kelly, Mary O’Toole, Kathleen Kelly and Peggy Connolly, other relatives, neighbours and a wide circle of friends.
A representative cortege accompanied Johnny’s removal from McGing’s Funeral Home to Fahy Church where Fr Jim Walsh, PP Kilmeena, officiated at the reception ceremony.
Fr Walsh was celebrant of Johnny’s Funeral Mass and family members participated in the funeral liturgy, reading the lessons and prayers of the faithful and bearing the offertory gifts to the altar. The liturgy was complemented by the beautiful singing of Ed Muldoon of Aughagower and Fahy Church Choir.
Fr Vincent Kelly conducted the graveside ceremony when Johnny was laid to rest in Kilmaclasser Cemetery.
May he have peaceful rest.