Death Notice: John Kelleher, Station Road, Millstreet (formerly Murphy’s Terrace)

John Kelleher - Station Rd & formerly of Murphy's Terrace - at a Malpaso fancy dressKELLEHER (John) of Station Road, Millstreet – formerly of Murphy’s Terrace – on 16th December 2014 , peacefully, after a short illness at at Marymount University Hospital and Hospice.  Beloved son of Margaret and John, brother of Mark, Anna and Jim, uncle of Gary, Brian, Darren, Cara, Kate, John and Aisling.  Reposing at his Parent’s Residence (home of John & Margaret Kelleher), Mount Leader, Millstreet on Wednesday 17th December from 6pm to 8pm followed by Removal to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet.  Requiem Mass on Thursday, 18th December at 12.00 noon and afterwards to The Island Crematorium, Ringaskiddy.  No flowers, by request. Donations, in lieu, if desired to Marymount Hospice, Cork.  Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

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To his friends, he was “cool John”.

3 thoughts on “Death Notice: John Kelleher, Station Road, Millstreet (formerly Murphy’s Terrace)”

  1. When i last met him he was with Billy Connors of Newmarket at the Young and Jackson Pub twenty seven years ago
    In Swanston Street in Melbourne spent an hour with them or so
    The tall, young and handsome John Kelleher fresh out of Millstreet Town
    He was a long way from Murphy’s Terrace by the Yarra deep and brown

    His services much in demand in Melbourne then since he was a plasterer by trade
    One who worked hard for his living though good money he was paid
    He was such a nice person and kind in his own way
    And so sad to learn at a young age he has lived his final day

    In the Town of Millstreet when he was a young lad
    He was one often seen with his siblings and his mum and his dad
    People like he was are never lost to memory
    But for his nearest and dearest and his many friends how sad his passing must be

    In Murphy’s Terrace in Millstreet his life’s journey began
    And there from a boy he grew into a man
    For awhile from his home he went to live elsewhere
    And to experience life in the big World out there

    But the power of nostalgia in him was quite strong
    And he returned to live in the Town in view of Clara to where he belong
    And though in Millstreet in the flesh never to be seen again
    In his family and friends good memories of John their lifetimes will remain.

    “John Kelleher” is by Francis Duggan
    http://francisrhymer.blogspot.ie/2014/12/john-kelleher.html

    (mdc)

  2. Thank you Francis for such kind words about my brother John. It was lovely to read it and made us smile. Long may you continue to write about your old friends in millstreet.

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