Saturday 28 May 2016

Large crowd turns out to say farewell to late Johnny Doody

Published 11/09/2012 | 17:10

The late Johnny Doody RIP.
The late Johnny Doody RIP.

THE DUBLIN Airport family is mourning the recent loss of one of its most popular figures in Johnny Doody who worked for both Aer Lingus and Aer Rianta (now the DAA).

There was a huge turnout of airport and airline staff serving and retired for Johnny's funeral at Corpus Christi Parish Church in Drumcondra recently. Former colleague of Johnny's, John Power, told the Fingal Independent that the turnout 'reflected the esteem with which the late Johnny Doody was held by his work colleagues and neighbours alike'. Johnny who was born in the Baltinglass area of County Wicklow and came to Dublin Airport to work in the catering department of Aer Lingus in the early 1960s. He later moved to the maintenance department of Aer Rianta where he earned huge respect from all who came to know him because of his caring nature and his eagerness to give practical help to his work colleagues and his neighbours where it was needed. He is survived by his wife Noreen, a popular and talented painter member of the Drumcondra Ladies Club and his daughter Lisa. He is predeceased by his daughter Kathleen and his son Peter who also worked at Dublin Airport and was a popular member of the ALSAA Athletic Club who died some years ago while attending a soccer trip with the Aer Rianta Football Club. Airport colleagues, Jimmy Maher and Patsy Keegan remember Johnny as a dedicated colleague whose warmth and concern reached out to so many at Dublin Airport. John Power remembered Johnny, saying: 'He was the initiator, along with others, of fundraising and other efforts for those in need and in particular his retired colleagues. 'He had a great facility for finding a solution for all sorts of practical problems and putting people in touch with colleagues who could be of help.' Johnny was a dedicated, active and concerned member of Corpus Christi Parish Community and he maintained a link with the Augustinians at John Lane Church over the years. He was buried at Dardistown cemetery.

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