Paddy Kilroy – 17 Oct 2010 RIP – Obituary

2008. Paddy is in the front row (second from left)

Photo taken at the launch of Who Wants to be a Thousandaire, a fund raiser for St. Gerald’s in 2008. Paddy is in the front row (second from left), the oldest living past pupil of St. Gerald’s at the time, having bought the first ticket for the draw.

It is with great regret that we record the passing of one of Castlebar’s true gentlemen and an esteemed member of our choir. Indeed though Paddy wasn’t able to participate in our rehearsals for the last few years, he still attended our concerts in full uniform, a singular act appreciated by all our choir members. That deed was sadly repaid, when a large contingent of our choir, in full uniform, formed a guard of honour at his removal recently from Coadys Funeral Home, Castlebar on Monday evening to the Church of the Holy Rosary, Castlebar. Requiem Mass was held on Tuesday morning at 11am. Burial afterwards was in the Castlebar Old Cemetery.

Paddy participated in our trip to Hoechstadt, Germany in 2008 and managed to attend most of the engagements with the help of his daughter Mary, who very kindly offered to travel with him to assist him. Paddy wrote a full and comprehensive report afterwards on the trip and it is available on this site

Though Paddy was able to enjoy good health and a long life, it is never easy to say goodbye to someone you love. Mayo Male Voice Choir would like to extend their sympathies to Paddy’s family and friends at their sad loss.

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