Wonderful Tribute from John O’Keeffe’s Nephews

At the Funeral Mass of the late John O’Keeffe today (5th Feb. 2021) his nephew, John O’Keeffe paid a wonderful tribute at the end of the very special Funeral Mass in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet.   We have also received a further superb tribute from another nephew, Arthur O’Neill which reads:   

As a nephew of John O’Keeffe, who has been unable to attend his funeral and celebrate his life in the usual way, I have found great solace reading the fantastic remarks, which are, in his case well deserved, on this site. I thank you for this facility and wish Millstreet all the very best for the future. He was not good, or great but a fantastic Uncle, and is sorely missed, but our faith says he is now with all he has loved and held dear who have gone before him.”

A memory from the Past  when the Mill View Mural was completed.  Artist Supreme from Tipperary, Neil O’Dwyer (on left) being congratulated by wonderfully dedicated Millstreet Tidy Towns Committee members John O’Keeffe and Colman Culhane at the completion of the truly exquisite Mural at the entrance to Mill Lane (Mill View). Great credit is due to the O’Regan Family for the use of the excellent gable wall, to Tidy Towns for initiating the superb idea and to the Artist on bringing to reality the magnificent Mural which is already being hugely admired by countless people. A fuller feature to follow in later days. See Neil’s excellent website www.murals.ie to view his very wide-ranging masterpieces already achieved. (S.R.)


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Frank Thornton – Acknowledgement and First Anniversary

Frank Thornton

Drishanebeg, Millstreet

Died: February 9th, 2020

Acknowledgement and First Anniversary

As we lovingly remember Dad on his first anniversary, we, his family wish to acknowledge and express our sincere gratitude for the sympathy and kindness shown to us and to Mam.

A special thanks to our wonderful neighbours, relatives and friends who supported us at this difficult time and to all who travelled long distances to be with us to share in our grief. The numerous messages of condolence and cards we received, have been a huge consolation to us all and are greatly appreciated.

To Nora & Mary, who cared so lovingly for Mam & Dad at home, we extend our heartfelt thanks.

We would like to thank Dr. Michael Casey, SouthDoc, the staff of Mallow General Hospital, the Bon Secours Hospital, Cork, and Millstreet Community Hospital for their care of Dad.

We are forever grateful to Millstreet Day Care Centre where he so enjoyed the company and the craic.

We are deeply indebted to Elaine Reardon PHN, Bina from the Marymount Hospice support team & our Daffodil nurse, Breeda Dundon for their exceptional care during Dad ‘s final days.

A special thank you to Canon John Fitzgerald PP for his visits to Dad and for celebrating his funeral Mass; to Sharon and Julie for their guidance and to Jerry Doody & Hannah Tarrant for enhancing the ceremony with their beautiful music.

To Davy, Cora & all at Tarrant Undertakers, we are most grateful for their professional and personal touch.

As it would be impossible to thank everyone individually, please accept this acknowledgement as an expression of our thanks and appreciation,  The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for all your intentions.

Frank’s First Anniversary Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, 6th February, at 6.30 p.m. online from St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet.