The death has occurred of Ted Kennelly M.P.S.I. Knockananlig, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and formerly of Castle Street, Tralee.
On August 25th 2019, peacefully, in his 88th year, following an illness borne with fortitude and dignity, surrounded by his family, in the wonderful care of the staff at the Palliative Care Unit University Hospital Kerry.
Deeply regretted by his beloved wife Marion, his loving children Patricia Gildea, Ted, Michael, Gabrielle Brosnan, Finbarr, Valerie Nohilly, Irene Heeney and Kevin, his adored twenty-four grandchildren and his much loved sister Eithne, sons-in-law David, John, Alan and Gavin, daughters-in-law Elizabeth, Linda and Elina, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and many dear friends especially those in the Neocatechumenate Community.
Pre-deceased by his brothers: Gabriel, Padraig and Emmet, his sisters Mary and Eilish and his infant grandchildren Timothy and Emily.
Active in Local Development
There was a time in his life when the late Ted Kennelly played an active part in any and all development worthy of the name in Castleisland.
He was involved in the setting up and running of the local Credit Union and of the Castleisland Development Association.
He also played a leading role in getting the archaeological survey of the Castleisland area underway and completed.
He managed all this involvement while rearing their eight children with his wife Marion and running a busy and successful pharmacy on Main Street here.
Courteous, obliging and always there, day or night when someone needed help, the late Ted Kennelly will be remembered as one of the luminaries in a golden age of business in Castleisland. May God be good to him.
Reposing at Tangney’s Funeral Home, Church Street, Castleisland (Eircode V92 PH68) on Tuesday evening, August 27th, from 4.30pm to 7pm, followed by removal to the Church of Saints Stephen and John, Castleisland.
Requiem Mass at 11am on Wednesday, August 28th, followed by burial at Rath Cemetery, Tralee.
Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to The Kerry Hospice Foundation.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.
Date Published: Sunday 25th August 2019. Date of Death: Sunday 25th August 2019.