Limerick councillor Quinlivan’s father passes away

Nick Rabbitts

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Nick Rabbitts

PADDY Quinlivan, the father of northside Sinn Fein councillor Maurice Quinlivan has sadly passed away aged 83.

PADDY Quinlivan, the father of northside Sinn Fein councillor Maurice Quinlivan has sadly passed away aged 83.

Father-of-two Paddy was born and raised in Brennan’s Row, near John’s Square, before moving to Knockalisheen Avenue in Ballynanty when he met his wife Marie.

After spending almost 45 years at Knockalisheen Avenue in Ballynanty, he spent his latter years at Pairc De Valera in Thomondgate.

When he completed his education, Paddy began working at Ranks Bakery as a trainee, only leaving when the factory shut down in 1983.

However, it was away from work where he was widely known for his hobby of fishing. Paddy served as the President of the Limerick and District Anglers Association. He also served as president of the Barrack Lane Boat Club in Kileely.

Paddy loved holidaying in Kilkee, and was president of the resort’s boat club at the time of his death.

“No-one ever said a bad word about him. He will be remembered as a very good family man, and would have been very popular. He was interested in fishing, and also used to keep birds,” Cllr Quinlivan said of his dad..

He is survived by wife Marie, daughters Siobhán, Eimear O’Connor and Cliona Butler, sons Nessan and Maurice, grandchildren, sons and daughters-in-laws. He will repose at Crosses Funeral home this Tuesday night. He will be laid to rest at noon on Wednesday in Mount St Lawrence.