Death Notice: John Healy, Macroom & Aubane

HEALY (Macroom): On January 2, 2016, peacefully, in the loving care of the matron and staff of The Powdermill Nursing Home, Ballincollig, JOHN, late of Barrett’s Place and Aubane, Millstreet. Deeply regretted by Sheila, his daughters Norelene and Jacqueline, sons Peter and Denis, sister Margaret, brother Dan, grandchildren Levi, Lily and Arienne, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Reposing in St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet on today, Monday, from 5pm to 7pm. Requiem Mass on tomorrow, Tuesday, at 12 noon, followed by burial in St Mary’s Cemetery. May he rest in peace.

1 thought on “Death Notice: John Healy, Macroom & Aubane”

  1. From Aubane in view of Mushera he had flaming red hair
    As a young man John Healy was unburdened by care
    For years he lived with his family in Macroom in Barrett’s Place
    Where his to many was quite a well known face

    When last i saw John Healy near fifty years ago
    He was in his prime then time had not become his foe
    On a Sunday evening in mid Autumn in the Town of Millstreet
    I little thought then him i would never more meet

    In Mushera valley one not destined to stay
    As a young man from Aubane he did move away
    He went to see life in the big World out there
    From his first home-place he would grow old elsewhere

    To say life is always easy would be to pretend
    One can only hope he did not suffer at his journey’s end
    Perhaps in his early to mid seventies he was not young or old
    And the story of his life deserves to be told

    By Cashman’s Hill in St Mary’s in Millstreet his last remains lay
    For all of us there will come a final day
    Perhaps in his flaming red hair there was gray
    For youth is a thing with us that does not stay.

    “John Healy” is by Francis Duggan


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