Tuesday 17 October 2017

The Corrs family say 'heartfelt thanks and deep appreciation for all the care shown' to their late dad Gerry (82)

Tributes have been paid to Gerry Corr, the father of the hugely successful band The Corrs, who has died at the age of 82.

A notice from the family said he had passed away peacefully in the care of the staff at the Mater Hospital in Dublin on Thursday.

He is predeceased by his wife Jean, who died from a rare lung condition in 1999 aged 57. He is survived by his famous daughters Sharon, Andrea and Caroline and son Jim, who formed the multi-award-winning band, as well as his brother Willie and sisters Maureen, Rosaleen and Kathleen.

"The family would like to offer their heartfelt thanks and deep appreciation for all the care shown to their dad, particularly Dr Hugh McCann, his medical team and the wonderful nurses and staff of the Mater Hospital Dublin," the family said last night.

Tributes were paid to Gerry Corr, who was described by locals in Dundalk as a "great stalwart of the town".

The chair of the Dundalk municipal district Declan Breathnach said: "He was very active locally and was involved in a number of local projects."

Mr Corr will repose at his home tomorrow with removal to the Church of the Holy Redeemer in Dundalk on Monday morning at 11.30am and Mass at 12pm.

Irish Independent

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