The death has taken place of former Fianna Fail Nenagh town councillor Paddy Joe Cusack of Bulfin Crescent. Mr Cusack spent one term on Nenagh Town Council from 1999-2004, at a time when the party held the majority on the authority with five seats.
The late Mr Cusack lost his seat in 2009.
Mr Cusack ran a very successful business, Celtic Copper, at Carrigatoher. He was a retired commandant with the FCA.
He was described by former Labour councillor Virginia O’Dowd as a “lovely, quiet man who had good ideas for the town”. Ms O’Dowd served with him on the council after she was co-opted to fill the seat left vacant by Kathleen O’Meara following her election as a senator.
Mr Cusack was predeceased by his wife Bridie, and is survived by his family Patrick, Sean, Eileen, Philomena, Fiona, Siobhan, Sinead, Fergal, Brid and Ronan; brother, Martin; sisters, Maura and Ann; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces relatives and friends.
His remains are reposing at Ryans funeral home, Nenagh, this Wednesday from 5pm, with removal at 7pm to St Mary’s of the Rosary Church for 7.30pm. Mr Cusack’s requiem Mass was due to take place this Thursday, September 4, at noon, followed by burial in Lisboney new cemetery.