WARM tributes have been paid to the late Jimmy McNeice, of Fair Hill, Killarney, who has passed away at the age of 90.
A thorough gentleman who was immensely popular in the town, he was laid to rest in Aghadoe this Monday following Requiem Mass in St Mary’s Cathedral.
A staunch Killarney Legion man and a passionate GAA supporter, he was also a keen golfer and pitch and putt player and he enjoyed many successful days on the greens at the Gleneagle Pitch and Putt Club.
Mr McNeice was remembered at his funeral Mass as a great family man and a wonderful father who instilled a great sense of love and care in his children.
He was also involved in many musicals, plays and stage performances throughout the years, working in the background where he put his knowledge of lighting and stage production to best effect.
The close proximity of his home in Fair Hill to the Franciscan Friary resulted in regular visits to the Church and he served as President of the Franciscan Third Order on three occasions and always had a very strong faith.
Mr McNeice is survived by his wife Peggy, children Eileen, Juliette, Linda, George, Brenda, Patsy and Conor, sons-in-law Ger Galvin, Seán Kelly, Donal O’Donoghue, Padraig Moynihan and Paudie Dineen, daughters-in-law Emer and Annette and his 16 grandchildren.
He is further survived by his brother William, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and many friends.
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