PASSING OF TONY O’BRIEN WIDELY MOURNED
It was fitting that not one, but two homilies were delivered at the funeral Mass for the late Tony O’Brien, Ballylacken, Kilworth at St Martin’s Church, in the village on Monday.
It was always going to take more than one to sum up the life and times, not to mention the character, of a man that was considered an institution. Fr Donal Roberts, parish priest of Macroom, spoke of Tony’s strong faith and his great devotion to Lourdes.
John Arnold from Rathcormac mentioned Tony’s lifelong devotion to Lourdes too, but also recalled many incidents from his life that caused laughter among the packed congregation. That too was fitting as Tony was a happy man, who brought a lot of joy to others.
Friday 11th January 9:58am