Sadness at death of Limerick businessman Myles Lawler

Nick Rabbitts

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Sadness at death of Limerick businessman

Myles Lawler RIP

THERE is sadness in Limerick this Thursday following the death of well-known local man Myles Lawler.

A stalwart with UL Bohs, Myles was the father of Fergal from the Cranberries and an uncle of former rugby wing-back Mossie Lawler.

He was also father of former UL Bohs captain Niall Lawler, and helped ran a famous flower studio in Cecil Street with his wife Audrey.

Lifelong friend Declan Moylan said: “He was a wonderful man. I don't think there is anyone who'd have a bad word to say about him.`”

“He was a great father, a great husband. He was a big sports fan. He'd be well popular in Limerick and Parteen circles. He will be remembered as everybody's friend, a straight out gentleman. He came from a Shell background, working for them for years,” Declan added.

A former employee of Irish Shell and BP Aviation at Shannon Airport, Myles passed away at Milford Hospice following a brief illness.

He is survived by wife Audrey, daughter Therese (Smith), sons Niall and Fergal, brother Ambrose (Amby), sisters, Sr. Elizabeth Lawler F.M.A., Mary (Byrne), son-in-law Barry Smith, daughters-in-law, Roisin, Laurie, brother-in-law Tom Byrne, sisters-in-law, his adored grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and a very large circle of friends in Ireland and Spain.

He will repose at McMahon’s Funeral Home in Blackwater this Thursday evening between 6pm and 8pm.

His remains will arrive at Parteen Church on Friday morning for Requiem Mass at 12noon.

Burial will take place immediately afterwards in Mount St. Lawrence (Extension) Cemetery Limerick.