Ross family bids final farewell to solicitor father John Nathaniel
Published 01/01/2012 | 05:00
The well-known Dublin solicitor John Nathaniel Ross, father of the independent TD for South Dublin Shane Ross, was buried at St Patrick's Church Enniskerry, Co Wicklow, last Friday, having died on Christmas Eve at the age of 92.
A former member of the Seanad for Trinity College Dublin he was a partner in the well-known firm of Matheson Ormsby Prentice and a prominent member of the legal fraternity.
Mr Ross lived near Enniskerry where he and his wife Rubel were noted gardeners.
Among those who attended the funeral service in the village church were TDs Billy Timmons of Fine Gael, independents Mick Wallace, Catherine Murphy and Finian McGrath and Senator Sean Barrett. The Earl of Meath John Anthony Brabazon was also present.
Others in attendance included the broadcasters Eamon Dunphy and his wife Jane Gogan, the writer Charles Lysaght, solicitor Brian O'Connor wearing his bowler hat and Sunday Independent business editor Nick Webb.
During the service his daughter Pippa read WB Yeats's poem An Irish Airman Foresees His Death and Shane Ross read a short extract from his mother's book A Year in an Irish Garden.
Mr Ross is also survived by his wife Rubel and his daughter Barbara Ann.