Sadness at death of well-known Limerick businessman Pat Mortell

Eugene Phelan

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Eugene Phelan

Pat and Mary Mortell pictured on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of Mortell's

Pat and Mary Mortell pictured on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of Mortell's

ONE of the best known businessmen in Limerick city, Pat Mortell, was laid to rest this Thursday.

Mr Mortell started his delicatessen and restaurant business in Limerick over 60 years ago and came from a family with a strong tradition in the industry.

The Mortells built up a very high profile in the catering industry in Charleville  and as a young man Pat moved to Limerick, and lived most of his life at his home in Ballykeeffe while overseeing very successful restaurant and catering business on Roches Street.

The restaurant has built a reputation over the years as being one of the finest fish restaurants in Munster and is now run by Pat’s son, Brian, who has continued in the family tradition.

Pat died in the loving care of his family and the staff of The Park Nursing Home. His wife Mary died some years ago. Along with son Brian he is also survived by daughters Rosemary and Elizabeth.

The business community was very well represented at the removal of his remains from Griffin’s Funeral Home to Raheen Parish church on Wednesday evening and again at the funeral Mass and burial to old Mungret cemetery this Thursday.