Sean was stalwart Fianna Fáil man
WELL-KNOWN Wexford man Sean Malone, who died last week at the age of 86, was a Fianna Fail stalwart who served the party for many years.
Sean (pictured) was born in Barrack Street and went to work in Staffords on the Quay when he was 15.
He retired 50 years later.
Sean, who worked as a foreman in Staffords during his latter years, was well respected as a shop steward by both employer and employees at the company.
Deputy John Browne, who read the oration at Sean's funeral mass in Bride Street Church, described him as a 'pragmatist'.
John said Sean was involved with Fianna Fail in the county all his adult life.
He canvassed for every FF candidate from the days of Dr. Jim Ryan, who went on to become Minister for Agriculture, Minister for Health and Minister for Finance, and was still canvassing for the party up to the present day.
Sean was a former chairman of the Jim Ryan Cumain and the president of the Wexford Comhairle Ceantair.
John Browne said Sean was a decent, honorable man who looked after his constituency clinics for 30 years.
Sean married his wife Bernie (better known as hun) in 1960 and the two were inseparable throughout their married life. The couple lived i n The Faythe.
He was an avid follower of the Wexford Hurling Team in the 1950s and 1960s and was a keen Manchester United supporter and horse racing enthusiast who lived life to the full.
Sean is survived by his loving wife, brothers Paddy and Thomas, sisters Agnes (Bergin) and Josie (Conlon), sisters in law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.
His funeral mass took place at Bride Street Church last week followed by burial at St. Ibar's Cemetery in Crosstown.
Bernie said she wanted to thank all those who helped to take her to see Sean during his illness and all who helped out at the house following his passing.