There is an air of genuine sadness in Scartaglin today at the news of the passing of Jack ‘Parick’ O’Connor. “From an illness bravely borne” is an often used term when people pass away after a prolonged period of suffering. Those who knew Jack Parick will know well that it was the case with him and that he fought it and that it was bravely borne.
The village can expect huge crowds over the next couple of days as his removal and funeral take place there.
A hurling team was established in Castleisland in the early to mid 1970s and several Scartaglin players lined out in the blue and white. Jack did, alongside his brothers, Mick and the late Tadhg. They never spared the ash and they’d be right there when and where you’d want them most. Other Scart notables including: Jerome O’Driscoll, Mick Murphy, John Murphy and Tom Fleming now TD and Jack’s cousin, Patsy also lined out with that short lived team.
Our condolences to his wife, Doreen and family and May God be Good to the one and only Jack Parick tonight.
The RIP.IE notice is as follows:
The death has occurred of Jack (Parick) O’Connor, Mount, Scartaglen, Kerry
Sadly missed by his loving wife Doreen (Brosnan), daughters Bridget (Horgan, Scartaglen) and Karina (Bennett, Ballybunion ), son Billy, brothers Jim and Mick, sister Hannah Mai, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, relatives and friends. Reposing at his residence tomorrow Monday from 4pm to 8pm. Requiem Mass on Tuesday at 12.30pm in Our Lady of Lourdes Church,Scartaglen. Burial in Scartaglen cemetery afterwards. Donations in lieu of flowers to the Palliative Care. Rest in Peace.