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Thursday 21 August 2014

Seán played a big role in the local community

Published 09/01/2013 | 10:37

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Sean Kenna 1937 - 2012

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Sean Kenna who died peacefully in the Lourdes Hospital on the 11th December 2012, originally hailed from Market St. Dundalk.

Born in 1937, the eldest of three children of Jack and Florence (neé Cathcart) Kenna, comprising of one boy and two girls.

Sean received his education in the C.B.S, before embarking on a painting apprenticeship with Paddy Martin, which was to establish him as a fine craftsman in his field.

Sean married Eileen Callan and they settled in Cox's Demense in the early years living in Oakland Park and then Cedarwood Park where his family still reside.

Sean was a great man for getting involved in local community activities.

He helped to form the Redeemer Athletics club, which is still ongoing. He immersed himself in tenants associations over the years and also in his local Redeemer community centre where he was an active committee member up to very recently.

Sean was also a proud life long Republican chairperson and was elected to Louth County council to represent his party in 1991.

He was also a member of Dundalk Town Council. He worked tirelessly to fulfil his task until he stepped down in 2003.

Sean is survived by his loving wife Eileen, sons David, Harry, Sean, Alan, Philip and Terry, daughters, Olivia, Geraldine, Evelyn and Vivienne, brothers-in-law, Joe and Gerry, sisters-in-law, Denise and Phil, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law grandchildren, relatives and friends.

Having reposed at his home, Sean's remains were taken to Holy Redeemer Church where Requiem Mass was celebrated by Fr Paul Montague. Very Rev. Padraig Kennan P.P., Haggardstown was also present.

The Readings were given by Olivia Kenna and Helena Kenna while the Prayers of Intercession were led by Terry Kenna, Alan Kenna, Conaill Cooney, Emily Cooney, Ciara Larkin and Ghiliane Kenna. The gifts that symbolised Sean's life were presented by Ryan Kenna and Taighdh Kenna and the Offertory Gifts were presented by Emmet and Liam Cooney. Music was provided by Olivia Finnegan.

Burial took place in St. Patrick's Cemetary.

Months mind mass will take place on Sunday 20th January in Redeemer Church at 11.30.

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