Tributes paid to FG stalwart
TRIBUTES were paid to the late FG stalwart, Ann Dunlea at the Blarney Macroom municipal district meeting on Friday with Cllr Ted Lucey (FG) saying that she represented the town council and was known for her diligence.
Ms Dunlea’s brother, Con, was co-opted to the council and he too served for 31 years.
“My sincere condolence to her husband Michael and seven daughters. She is a great loss to the community. I want to express my condolence on Ann’s passing, “said Cllr Lucey.
Cllr Michael Creed (FG) along with all councillors offered their sympathy.
The late Ann Dunlea (nee Kelleher) of Loughleigh, Carrigadrohid passed away on Sunday, September 17 at Cork University Hospital. She was the beloved wife of Michael and mother to Deirdre, Michelle, Ronnie, Gráinne, Jill, Jean and Patricia and the sister of the late Judy Kelleher. She will also be greatly missed by her brothers Con and Jerry, sister Margaret, sons-in-law Tom, Colm, Ciaran, Dean and Domhnall, her 12 grandchildren, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Minister of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed noted this week in his weekly diary that one of the few drawbacks of his office is that he is bound to his diary without escape. “This presents difficult situations when it is unavoidable to miss an unforeseen event. This was the case when I couldn’t attend the funeral of my dear friend and loyal supporter, Ann Dunlea, Rest In Peace. Ann’s unique sense of humour always made the many hours we canvassed together a rare joy during tense campaigns. She will be a huge loss to her formidable family and beyond,” he wrote.