The Late Gerard ‘Buddy’ Brosnan, Dromadabeg, Lyreacrompane, Listowel, Co. Kerry

The Late Buddy Brosnan enjoying the annual Dan Paddy Andy Festival in Lyreacrompane on a fine autumn Sunday afternoon in 2013. ©Photograph: John Reidy 4-8-2013
Cllr. Jackie Healy Rae valued the late Gerard ‘Buddy’ Brosnan as a true and loyal friend and supporter.

The death has occurred of Gerard ‘Buddy’ Brosnan, Dromadabeg, Lyreacrompane, Co. Kerry

Predeceased by his parents, John and Betty, Gerard ‘Buddy’ will be sadly missed by his brothers, Den, and Seán, sisters, Mary, Sheila, and Ann, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews relatives, neighbours and friends.

May Buddy Rest in Peace

‘Salt of the Earth’ – Cllr. Healy Rae

“Buddy Brosnan, hailing proudly from Lyreacrompane, was the definition of ‘salt of the earth,’ said Cllr. Jackie Healy Rae on the passing of one of his family’s most ardent and loyal supporters.

“Friendly, funny, extremely loyal, a great man for a song and even a great baker are just some of the ways you’d sum him up.

“When I told Buddy I was running for election in his local parish is 2019, he rowed in behind me, encouraged me, canvassed with me, put up posters, No was never in his vocabulary.

Forever Indebted to Buddy

“The only reason I am where I am today is because of Buddy and people like him, who are willing to take you under their wing and back you.

“I’ll never forget what he has done for me to get me on the road and I will forever be indebted to him.

“I will miss Buddy greatly, as will his entire community who adored him, a character of true Kerry nature, welcoming and ever so kind.

“My thoughts and prayers are with his family who will miss him dearly. Rest In Peace my dear friend,” said Cllr. Healy Rae.

A Private Requiem Mass

A private family Requiem Mass for Buddy will take place on Monday, December 14th, at 11am in Sacred Heart Church, Lyreacrompane, followed by interment at Lyreacrompane Cemetery.

A memorial Mass for Buddy will be celebrated at a later date.

Thank you for your co-operation and consideration at this difficult time.

Date Published: Saturday 12th December 2020. Date of Death: Friday 11th December 2020.

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