Death Notice: John Joe Tangney, Main Street

TANGNEY (Main Street, Millstreet): On March 20, 2015, peacefully, at Marymount Hospice, JOHN JOE, beloved husband of the late Teresa. Sadly missed by his children Evelyn, Catherine, Denis, Nicholas and Anne, sons- in-law Edward and Niall, daughter-in-law Grace, grandchildren, sisters Mary and Patricia, relatives and friends.
Rest in Peace.
Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet tomorrow, Sunday evening, from 6pm, followed by removal to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet, at 8pm. Requiem Mass on Monday at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in Drishane Cemetery.  Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

2 thoughts on “Death Notice: John Joe Tangney, Main Street”

  1. John Joe Tangney as a young man was quick on his feet
    And a star Gaelic Footballer for his Club of Millstreet
    A hero of Millstreet’s 1948 Cork County Senior Championship win for the famed green and gold
    But time does tick on and great players grow old

    Predeceased by the mother of his children Teresa his beautiful wife
    He was one who did live a very long life
    Of years he must have had lived a decade with four score
    And for decades on Main Street Millstreet Town he owned a draper store

    One who forged many friendships in his long life span
    It can be said of John Joe that he was a nice man
    One who never craved the social limelight though in Duhallow he was quite well known
    He did have a quiet sort of charm of his own

    In his words John Joe never put anyone down
    A role model for many in Millstreet Town
    The sad news of his passing has traveled far and wide
    Beyond the borders of Duhallow’s green countryside

    In the old cemetery at Drishane his last remains lay
    And for his passing Millstreet is the poorer today
    But eventually time becomes everyone’s foe
    And may he rest in peace now the genial John Joe.

    “John Joe Tangney” is by Francis Duggan
    http://francisrhymer.blogspot.ie/2015/03/john-joe-tangney.html

    (added by mdc)

    1. Hi Francis,
      Thank you for the lovely poem you wrote about my father. It was very much appreciated by all the family. Evelyn Tangney

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