SUDDEN DEATHS STUN COMMUNITY
Fermoy was left reeling last weekend with news of the sudden deaths of two local men. Jeremiah Carey, more affectionately known as Miah, was discovered dead at his home in Cork Road on Saturday morning.
Miah who was 50, ran a very successful joinery business along with his wife Noreen who runs a picture framing service at the Faber Castell industrial estate in the town. Mayor of Fermoy, Cllr Noel McCarthy described him as ‘a great character and a wonderful neighbour’.
“The news of his death came as a terrible shock. I was with Miah at a function on Friday night and couldn’t believe it when I heard the news on Saturday morning. He was a really positive person, a great friend and will be sorely missed,” Noel said.
He was a son of Tim and Margaret Carey and the father of two children, John and Roisin. He was laid to rest in Kilcrumper New Cemetery on Tuesday.
The town had being coming to grips with Miah’s passing as well as the unexpected death of T J O’Brien who died a week earlier at his home on Columcille Street when the news broke on Sunday that James (Jimmy) McCormack from Johnstown, Glanworth had died following a routine workout at the GAA gym in the town.
“Jim was a regular attendee at the gym and we are all very shocked at his sudden passing. We extend our sympathy to the family, to his wife, Jan, and their three children: Ciaran, Jasminda and James,” said Brendan Keane, chairperson of the Fermoy GAA.
In his mid 50’s, Mr McCormack collapsed at the scene after just having finished his run on the treadmill. Help arrived shortly, but he couldn’t be revived. Mr McCormack was pronounced dead at the scene and a postmortem was carried out on Monday. Interment took place in Kilcrumper New Cemetery, Fermoy on this Wednesday, October 28.
The Avondhu extends sincere condolences to all the bereaved.
Thursday 29th October 7:46pm