Horkans Hill, Westport, Co Mayo
Seamus passed away peacefully in the early hours Friday, February 26, 2021, in ICU of Mayo University Hospital, Aged 56 years.
Seamus a hard worker all his life and for the last 25 years worked for O’Connell’s Cash and Carry. To all at O’Connell’s, thank you for the time he had with you. Seamus, Ger, Marcella (his personal online shopper) - Carol - his lock down hairdresser and confidant, he told you things, not many were that privileged and finally John, Seamus and you spent many hours together on delivery’s, looking out for each other, John you were good to Seamus and we thank you for that.
Seamus was one of the most honest people you could ever meet. To our family he was the quite one who stood on the sidelines. Never wanting to be in the spot light.
He loved films, this love of movies can be traced back to when he worked as the Projectionist at the Ideal Cinema, he loved that job.
He loved to read and to walk but most of all he loved his music, not just any music, Heavy Rock. He has an amazing CD collection and he went to all the concerts. He could have been champion on Master Mind with his knowledge. So many people over the last week have told us of the regular conversations they had with Seamus, himself and Dick Burke were planning their next Bob Dylan concert ‘Killarney 2022’. Thank you Dick for the kind words.
And of course Mayo, Up Mayo. Seamus and his brother Kevin, martyrs to the cause. And lets not forget Nottingham Forest FC his other passion, a life long supporter. We know of two other supporters in Westport, Peter and Brendan McNally. Peter gave Seamus to take with him for eternity, a signed Nottingham Forest jersey. Seamus loved that jersey, thank you Peter. This magnificent gesture will never be forgotten and Brendan and Hazel should be proud to have raised such a remarkable young man.
Seamus never once had a cross word with anyone or said a bad word about anyone, who else after 56 years could say that, he was one of the good guys, so often ignored but never ever forgotten.
To those who passed on their condolences, your words meant so much to us all. Seamus knew so many people, talked to so many people, held court on his favourite passions, music and football. This past year was so hard for us all especially for Shea, not being able stop and have his chats. He like so many people around us was lonely.
Seamus is survived by his heart broken mother Frances, brothers Kieran and Kevin, sisters Denise Blaq, Lorna Harper and Julie Mortimer, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his grandparents James and Annie (Sissy) Grady, his aunt Bridie Grady and his uncle Frank English.
Seamus in his own quiet way left a lasting impression on many people and will be sadly missed. Rest in peace Shea.