Michael loved the magic of musical theatre

The late Michael Browne who has passed away at his home in Killarney.
Picture: Valerie O’Sullivan

MAYOR of Kerry, Cllr Patrick O’Connor Scarteen, joined in the tributes today following the passing in Killarney of the late Michael Browne who was a respected and innovative engineer with Kerry County Council for many years.

A vote of sympathy was proposed by Cllr Michael Gleeson who said Michael had given great service to the local authority and to the community.

A native of Kilmallock, Co Limerick but living for many years in Killarney, where he reared his family, Michael will be remembered by many as a thorough gentleman who had a great sense of fun and always enjoyed meeting and conversing with others.

He played a big role for many years with the Killarney Musical Society and loved the colour and excitement of the annual performances before packed houses. He was vice president of the society for many years.

A voracious reader, he was also very involved with the Killarney Arts Group and he loved the culture and excitement that the arts could offer. In latter years he was involved with the Killarney Golf Club Choir.

Michael, who was 98, passed away, peacefully,  at his home on Muckross Road earlier today. Predeceased by his wife Kathleen, he is survived by his daughters, Anne and Russ, sons Michael, David and Gary, grandchildren Kevin, Darragh, Ross, Sam and Niamh.

He is further survived by his brother Tom, sister Mary, daughters-in-law Michele, Siobhán and Maura, son-in-law Michael, Peter, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and a wide circle of friends.

In accordance with Government and HSE guidelines and in the interest of public health, a private family funeral will take place for Michael in St Mary’s Cathedral.

The Requiem Mass will be live-streamed on https://www.churchservices.tv/killarneycathedral on Wednesday at 10.30am with burial afterwards in the New Cemetery, Killarney.