Death Notice: John (Broker) Kelleher

1963 John Kelleher (aka Big Tom) of Minor Row in the Millstreet team that won the County Junior FinalThe death has occurred peacefully on Friday, April 29, 2011 of John (Broker) KELLEHER of Minor Row and Drishane Road, Millstreet, Cork. Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet. Rosary this Saturday evening at 9pm. Removal tomorrow, Sunday, at 8pm to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Monday at 12 noon, followed by burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet.
Enquiries to: David Tarrant, Funeral Director, Millstreet. 029-78015

3 thoughts on “Death Notice: John (Broker) Kelleher”

  1. It has been some fifty years ago in time a lengthy span
    Since John Kelleher played gaelic football for Millstreet when he was a young man
    One of the famed footballing ‘Brokers’ they were known far and wide
    Far beyond the Town of Millstreet and Duhallow’s countryside
    A brother of the renowned Denis Toots Kelleher ‘Big Tom ‘ was John’s nickname
    Though i have never come to know of how his alias to him came
    In his prime a handsome fellow athletic and tall
    And for his Club Millstreet a stalwart defender in gaelic football
    He owned and drove his own cattle transporting truck one of the self employed
    And with his wife and family in Minor Row a long life he enjoyed
    One well liked and respected with him he had a nice way
    His kind a dying breed in the World of today
    With himself and others one who lived in peace
    And hope his parting from life was a painless release.


    “John Kelleher” was by Francis Duggan
    http://francisrhymer.blogspot.ie/2011/05/john-kelleher.html

    (mdc)

  2. Could someone tell me when John Kelleher was born? I am tracing my Carroll / Kelleher tree.
    My prayers are with his family.
    Vivian

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