The death of Castleconnor resident Thomas Price evoked widespread sadness throughout the parish.
A popular and widely respected community figure, he recently passed away peacefully at his residence surrounded by his wife and family.
Immensely proud of his Cavan origins, Tony, as he was popularly known, was born in the town’s Owen Roe Terrace. Like many of his generation, he moved to England, where some time later he established himself in the licensed trade in London. During his time there he met the love of his life Breedge (nee Queenan) who had taken up a post in the city. The couple married in February 1972 when they decided set up home back in Ireland, at Attychree, close to the bay and beach at nearby Enniscrone, where Breedge’s parents, Kate Ann (nee Jones) and James Queenan, were both well known local farmers.
A devoted and caring husband and father, Thomas is sorely missed by his beloved partner Breedge, children Maura, Anthony, Joseph and James; brother Michael (Cavan)son-in-law Edward Mears, daughters-in-law Elaine, Catherine (Australia) and Carol, sisters-in-law Mary Pryce (Cavan) Marie Pryce (Cavan) Carmel Pryce (Cavan) Mary Orr and Una Walsh, brother-in-law Stephen, grandchildren LeahShane, Lily, Darragh, Leon, Ava and nephews, nieces relatives and friends.
Neighbours lined the mile long route to bid a last farewell to a ‘true gentleman’ as his remains were taken from his home for his funeral Mass in Castleconnor and a later service in his native Cavan.
May the Lord rest his soul in peace.
– Sligo News File