THE death has occurred in Killarney of John Scannell who was a very familiar face in the town’s hospitality industry for many years through his work in a number of busy local hostelries.
Originally from Coolroe in Listry, John spent most of his working life in Killarney apart from a spell in America where he resided in New York and worked in The Bronx for well over a decade.
Remembered fondly by his neighbours in Pinewood Estate, John was best known in the town as a long-serving and popular barman in The Laurels on Main Street and in the Tatler Jack on Plunkett Street.
Always affable and friendly, he built up a great rapport with customers and always had a cheerful greeting. He was one of the longest serving barmen in the town and he was held in very high esteem by his colleagues in the trade.
Predeceased by his parents, Jack and Hannah, and his brother Denis, John is survived by his sister Mary (Lucey), brothers Seamus and Ted, brother-in-law James, sisters-in-law Marian and Mary, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, relatives, neighbours and his wide circle of friends.
A private funeral will take place in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Listry on Saturday morning at 11.00am with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.
The service will be live-streamed on https://churchmedia.tv/camera/church-of-the-immaculate-conception-listry.