David ‘Dave’ Redmond of The Grange, County Galway passed away on Thursday surrounded by family and friends. He is survived by his wife Annemarie and his son Daniel. A postman for twenty-eight years, he looked forward to his two week holiday in Spain hoping in vain that it would offset his debilitating fifty week onslaught of personal and professional angst, confusion and despair. God be with him.
Mass Saturday at 10.00 am.
Burial afterwards in Galway Cemetery.
Ronald ‘Ron’ Reynolds of Green View, County Tipperary passed into the arms of the Lord on Tuesday, survived by his wife Melissa and his sons, Charlie, Peter and Howard. Ron was a secondary school teacher for thirty-two years whose passion for teaching and inspiring students extinguished eighteen months into the job. Worn down by lousy pay and a poor pension he pined for the days when he could have become a lecturer and academic researcher where his research skills could have contributed to the world of academia instead of spending his life telling everybody in the pub that teaching was easy, it was like riding a bicycle, except the bicycle is on fire, you are on fire, everything is on fire and you’re in Hell. Sadly missed by family and friends.
Requiem Mass Friday at 11 am.
Burial afterwards in Tipperary Cemetery.
Eileen Sullivan of Tralee, County Kerry passed away peacefully on Tuesday. Survived by her daughter Mary, her son Paul, and three grandchildren. A devout Catholic and prominent member of the community, Eileen baked scones and apple tarts to raise money for the homeless and was a regular volunteer at the local St Vincent de Paul second hand shop. Eileen was also the founding member of Tralee’s first Pray Away The Gay conversion therapy organisation, teaching young homosexual men and women how to live a life of lies, repression and mind destroying depression before eventually descending into a drink and drug fuelled spiral of anguish and despair, filled with brief moments of false hope and empty joy, all the while dragging them closer to final, absolute, and eternal death. Sadly missed by family and friends.
Requiem Mass Friday at 11am.
Burial afterwards in Meadow Hill Cemetery.