Thursday 23 May 2019

Sadness at death of former Boyle store owner in collision

Tributes have been paid to former Boyle businessman, Fred Perry (84) who was killed in a crash close to his home last Saturday morning.

Mr Perry, who lived on the Carrick Road in Boyle was fatally injured when the car he was driving left the road and struck a wall around 10am.

He was the sole occupant of the car. His body was removed to County Roscommon Hospital where a post mortem took place. Gardaí from Boyle are investigating.

Originally from Bunclody, Co Wexford Mr Perry moved to Boyle in 1953 where he later opened the VG Supermarket on Main Street. Later, he worked on the road as a sales representative having sold his shop.

Mr Perry served for over 50 years in various roles with the Golfing Union of Ireland and was President in 1982.

He was recently appointed Convenor of the GUI’s Constitution Review Committee and was due to chair a meeting this Wednesday.

Mr Perry is survived by his wife, Emily and children, Heather, Valerie, Shirley, Olwen and Keith. Removal took place today (Tuesday) to Boyle Church of Ireland for funeral service at 2pm with burial afterwards in adjoining graveyard.

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