Death Notice: Connie Coakley, Station Road

The death has occurred on May 27th 2018 of Connie Coakley, Station Road, Millstreet. Sadly missed by his sons Charles, Andrew, William, Joseph and daughter Ann, brother Matty, sisters Tessie and Eily, grandchildren and great-grandchildern, sister-in-law, nephews, niece, relatives, kind neighbours and a large circle of friends. May he Rest in Peace

Reposing in Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet on Thursday from 6.30pm followed by removal to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet at 8pm. Requiem Mass on Friday at 12 noon and burial afterwards to the adjoining cemetery. [1]Connie used to cycle into town most days on his old bike (2012 photo thanks to Hannelie)

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Connie in 1983 at the Finnow Bridge (photo thanks to Neil/Anna O’Connor)


Connie Coakley


5 thoughts on “Death Notice: Connie Coakley, Station Road”

  1. Thanks so much for letting everyone know. We hope to see all his friends to give him a great send off, cheers Charles eldest Son xx

  2. Sincere condolences to the Coakley family, Connie was a great character and always had time to say hello.
    Mairead McElgunn (Nee O Keeffe Du -con Road)

  3. Connie was one of a kind and will be sadly missed by all on station road many a cup of tea and chat we had. About his recent outings he had catching rabbits and hares and the one that got away . he was a wealth of knowledge on wildlife and the great outdoors and I will be always be grateful for all his help and advice around the garden and other odd jobs he helped me with .rest in peace my dear friend .

  4. Strange news out of Millstreet i read of online today
    Connie Coakley of the Station Road from life has passed away
    This has to be fake news and is surely a lie
    Since people like him are surely not born to die

    It is true that time does become everyone’s foe
    But if Connie Coakley has died though this may not be so
    Gone from Duhallow a known and loved face
    Since people like him are impossible for to replace

    One who knew of the countryside for miles around
    Or where the den of a fox or the sett of a badger could be found
    Or in the rushy field where a resting hare by day did hide
    One well acquainted with Nature of the countryside

    Quite a character in Duhallow Connie Coakley was well liked and well known
    Do not tell me that Millstreet has lost one of it’s own
    It is said in the cemetery at West End his remains now lay
    Though i can only believe he is living today

    One with a great memory that did serve him well
    He had many stories and yarns to tell
    Of his great adventures in the big World out there
    Maybe he has gone off for to live elsewhere

    Perhaps on his trusty bicycle in the dead of night
    He departed Millstreet in the dim moonlight
    And out of Duhallow did pedal his way
    And god only knows where he went to today.

  5. When I was very young I used to go fishing down by the station bridge
    I would meet Connie he would always have a smile and a good laugh when I would get on my bike and start the little journey home
    I would stop and feed Connies donkey and have a chat about the fishing
    Connie will be sadly missed not just on the station road but about the whole of Millstreet

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