THE FUNERAL MASS for Sean Flood, Bayview, Wicklow town following his tragic death last Friday takes place today ( Wednesday November 30) at 11 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church, Wicklow town.
Mr. Flood was born and bred in Wicklow town and was a held in high esteem within the local community as a whole, and within local business circles.
Well known for his friendly and affable nature, the popular Mr. Flood was the son of John and the late Cora. He is also survived by his brothers Brendan and Damien and sisters Maureen and Joan. He is predeceased by his late brother Billy.
He was a long-time member of Wicklow Sailing Club and made a huge contribution to the club's success down through the years. At various stages he held the position of commodore and vice-commodore, and for many years served as a dedicated committee member. He was also the main organiser of the club's junior training programme for a period of time.
Sean had a number of business interests in Wicklow town, mainly the iconic John Floods Menswear, a family-run business based in Wicklow town for over 30 years, and Ahoy Ahoy. He also owned other properties in the area, many of which were rented out to other businesses, including the Wicklow People offices.
He was a member of Wicklow Tennis Club and played golf too whenever he could find some free-time in his busy schedule.
He was renowned for his generosity and was always quick to offer items up for raffle for fundraising events on behalf of local sporting and voluntary organisations. Furthermore he sponsored numerous fundraisers and sporting occasions which have taken place in the town over the years.
He was the loving husband of Christine and the father of Rebecca, Emma and Jonathan.
His funeral mass at St. Patrick's Church will be followed by his burial in Rathnew cemetery. His family have asked for donations to the RNLI rather than flowers.
He will be sadly missed by his loving wife, children, father, brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives and friends.
May He Rest in Peace.