Deaths of former councillor and retired council official
On the day that former Meath County Councillor John Fanning was laid to rest in Ashbourne, word has been received of the passing of his council colleague, Patsy O'Neill, Wilkinstown, and of the passing of former Meath County Council official, Oliver Perkins, of Trim.
Mr Perkins, of Echo Gate, Trim, was a former county engineer, Trim town manager, and director of services with the County Council, and was a popular character in Trim.
He died at Our Lady's Hospital, Navan, after a after a short illness bourne with great courage and dignity.
Oliver is survived by his wife, Kathleen; family, Liam (Perth) and Conor, grandchildren, sister Bridget, daughters-in-law Lauren and Melissa, extended family and a wide circle of friends.
He is reposing at his home (C15 ED32) on Sunday from 4pm to 7pm. Removal on Monday afternoon to Saint Patrick’s Church, Trim, for Funeral Mass at 12 noon, which will be live streamed on https://www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/st-patricks-parish-trim. Burial immediately afterwards in Saint Loman’s Cemetery.
Patsy O'Neill was a long serving Fine Gael councillor, and was a public representative in the Navan area from 1979 until 2009.
He died peacefully at Our Lady's Hospital, Navan.
The Peace Commissioner was retired proprietor of O’Neill’s Garage, Wilkinstown.
He is survived by his wife Maureen, son Nigel, daughters Caithriona (O’Neill - Stafford) and Shirley (Crosbie), grandchildren, sister Lily, brother Ollie, daughter-in-law Carol, sons-in-law Justin and Tommy, extended family, neighbours and many friends.
He is reposing at St Joseph's Chapel of Rest old Johnstown (C15 C425) on Monday from 4 pm to 8 pm. Funeral Mass Tuesday at 11 am in St Louis and St Mary's Church Rathkenny. Burial afterwards in Rathkenny cemetery.