It is with heavy heart that we post the news of Tom O’Connell’s passing last night in hospital. Our thoughts go out to Mary, Joe & Patricia and kids: Aisling, Daniel, Tiernan & Aoife, Vicki and kids: Thomas & Luke, Mary & Grant and Ann & David. Tom was a wonderful man and will be missed by all the family and indeed the town and surrounds of Edenderry, Co. Offaly.
Reposing in funeral home on Saturday 2nd January.
Removal on Sunday morning 3rd January for 12:00 noon mass in Edenderry.
We sometimes forget all of Tom’s achievements. I think it’s now time to put them all in one place – at least the known ones! No particular order but dates specified if known.
- Former Director of Edenderry Swimming Pool
- Founder Member of Edenderry Old I.R.A. Commemoration Committee
- Life Member of Edenderry G.A.A. Club (played for both club and county!)
- Captain of Offaly Golf Society (1983)
- Captain of Edenderry Golf Club (1975)
- President of Edenderry & District Lions Club (1989/1990)
- Chairman of Grange Castle Restoration Committee
- Chairman of Edenderry Business Association
- Director of Offaly Tourist Council
- Director of Bórd Na Móna
- Started a family furniture business in J.K.L. Street, Edenderry (1959)