John Joe O’Shea, Aughrim and Millstreet

O’Shea, John Joe, Tinakilly, Aughrim, and formerly of Millstreet, Co. Cork, May 05th, 2020. Passed away peacefully after a short illness, bravely fought in the loving care of the St. Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin, brother of the late Billy (Cockhill) and grandad to the late Cailiosa Rose. Mourned and sadly missed by his loving wife Ann, children Paul, Kieran, Sean, Angela, and Barry, daughters-in-law Marie, Deirdre, Majella and Laura, son-in-law Patrick and his 16 grandchildren.
John Joe will also be sadly missed by his brothers Pat, Denis, Dermot, Ted, his sisters Anna, Mary and Kathleen together with their families and his wide circle of friends. May He Rest in Peace. [rip]
In accordance with current government guidelines John Joe’s Mass will take place privately in the Sacred Heart Church, Aughrim and is restricted to family members only. If you wish you can join the Funeral Mass celebration online at 11.00am Friday morning on followed by burial in Macreddin Cemetery Lower. Expressions of condolences can be made on this  RIP link.

1 thought on “John Joe O’Shea, Aughrim and Millstreet”

  1. From Cockhill in Millstreet where he first saw light of day
    To Macreddin Cemetery in Aughrim a long stretch of roadway
    Where his last remains forever does lay
    Life’s journey has ended for John Joe O’ Shea

    Grieved by his wife and family and friends the honourable man
    Far from the fields of his boyhood he lived out his life span
    In his journey in life many friends by him won
    His late mum and dad in him raised a good son

    One of many in Duhallow who did not remain
    In him a huge loss to Millstreet became Aughrim’s gain
    He did go through life without harming anyone
    And he will be remembered for the good things for others that he done

    In Irish sporting circles the O’ Sheas of Cockhill as a family are well known
    And the people of Millstreet are proud to claim them for their own
    John Joe was a patron of the G A A
    And in the promotion of Ireland’s National games a big part did play

    One who to his duties in life remained ever true
    John Joe lived as a good person for to give him his due
    In Macreddin Cemetery far from his first home in Cockhill he now rests in peace
    From life for us all there is a final release.

    “John Joe O’ Shea” is by Francis Duggan

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