By Dan Walsh
Many tributes are paid to former State Solicitor and supporter of events in Gorey over many decades, Jack McEvoy, The Avenue, Gorey, who will be laid to rest today in St. Michael’s Cemetery following Requiem Mass in St. Michael’s Church, Gorey.
A solicitor by profession, Mr McEvoy set up practice in Gorey in 1953, but he was a most popular member of the community and was associated with most events happening in Gorey. He is particularly recognised for his dedication to the Gorey Summer Fair Committee.
Gorey Meals on Wheels were amongst those paying tribute to Mr McEvoy and passing sympathies to his family. “It is with great sadness we hear of the passing of our former Meals On Wheels Chairperson, Jack McEvoy. Deeply involved in so many community groups, he made such an amazing contribution to the town’s community, responding to its social needs through organisations such as the Meals On Wheels (and our predecessor, the Gorey Community Social Services Council). His involvement with Meals On Wheels spanned decades, from volunteering with deliveries to serving as our Chairperson for many years.
“The Meals On Wheels committee express their sympathies to his family and friends on their sad loss” concluded the post on social media.
In a personal capacity I enjoyed a wonderful relationship with Jack McEvoy who was so kind to me at all times in promoting Gorey through the broadcast and print media through the decades and I add my condolences to the multitudes that he truly deserves.
FAMILY NOTICE; The death has taken place of Jack McEvoy, The Avenue, Gorey, (after a short illness bravely borne in the loving care of the staff of St. Raphael’s Ward, St. Vincent’s University Hospital.
Beloved husband of Angela and loving father of Pat, Sue, Chris, Conor, Declan and Claire. Deeply regretted by his loving wife, sons, daughters, his 18 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, extended family, relatives, neighbours and many friends. May He Rest In Peace.
Removal from Funeral Home today (Thursday) at 1.30 pm to St. Michael’s Church, Gorey for Funeral Mass at 2 pm. followed by burial in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Gorey. House Private Please.