Friday 20 October 2017

Patrick was courteous and respectful to others

Patrick John O'Hagan 1925 - 2012

Patrick John O'Hagan, Park Villas, Dundalk who died peacefully at his home on December 13th was a member of one of Dundalk's best known families and a rent collector in the town for many years.

Aged 87, Patrick was a son of Joseph and Mary Bridget O'Hagan from Bridge Street.

His father was a well known publican in Bridge Street.

Patrick worked for Dundalk Urban Council for most of his life, and will be best remembered for the courtesy that he constantly displayed to the Council's tenants when collecting their rents.

Deeply religious, Patrick was a staunch member of the Pioneer Total Abstinence Society and did much to encourage others to become pioneers. He was also a collector in St. Patrick's Cathedral for many years and was totally dedicated in his support for the church.

A quiet, inoffensive man, who was always courteous and respectful to others and their views, Patrick will be remembered by many for the contribution that he made to many organisations in his beloved Dundalk.

He is survived by his brother, Tom (Terenure) and sisters, Mary (May), (Dundalk) and Anna Coughlan (Terenure) as well as nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, cousins and a large circle of friends. He was predeceased by his brother, Stephen.

Having reposed at Dixons Funeral Home, Patrick's remains were taken to St. Patrick's Cathedral where Very Rev. Mark O'Hagan, Adm., celebrated Requiem Mass and in his eulogy paid tribute to Patrick's unstinting work for the Cathedral.

After Mass burial took place in St. Patrick's cemetery.