The Late James ‘Chassie’ Cronin, Duagh Village and formerly of Castleisland

The Late James ‘Chassie’ Cronin, Duagh Village, Listowel, Co. Kerry and formerly of Desmond’s Avenue, Castleisland, Co. Kerry.
In Moyvane with the Desmonds junior football team in 1974 were: John Reidy, Timothy ‘Thady’ Twomey, with the best dressed  man in the photograph, the late James ‘Chassie’ Cronin and Mossie O’Connell, RIP.

The death has occurred of James ‘Chassie’ Cronin, (74) Duagh Village, Listowel, Co. Kerry and formerly of Desmond’s Avenue, Castleisland, Co. Kerry.

Peacefully, surrounded by his loving and much-loved family in the exceptional care of the staff at UHK, Tralee, Co. Kerry, on Friday, 11th March, after a short illness.

Son of the late Ellen and John Cronin, he is deeply mourned and will be greatly missed by his wife Agnes, his children: Eleanor, Thérèse, Agnes Jnr., Michael, Noreen and Austin; grandchildren Ava, Leah, our beloved angel Xavier, Luke, Michaela, Aodhán, Keelin and Connell; sister, Lily and brother Mikey Joe; daughter-in-law Trish, sons-in-law Mick and Jim; sister-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family and a wide circle of friends.

‘Warm of heart and warm of spirit, he lit people’s lives with laughter. Ar dheis lámh Dé go raibh a anam dílis,’

Chassie – One of a Kind

The words, inserted above, were well chosen and couldn’t be more appropriate or true as Chassie laughed his way through life and brought others along the same road with him.

There aren’t too many people blessed with the gift that the mention of their name brings a smile or even a laugh as a reaction.

Chas left a ledger of stories behind him from his days at Burke’s Garage in Killarney Road up to the present day and many will be told over the next few days.

During his Castleisland Desmonds football days he was a self proclaimed ‘dead ball expert’ and he was.

He was a top-of-the-toe man and had a pair of boots with square toe-caps for his kicking out duties and reinforced ankle protection for assurance in dealing with threats to his square.

It would be a brave forward that would take on himself and the late Donal Kelliher in their day. May God be them.

Chassie’s Funeral Arrangements

Reposing at Tangney’s Funeral Home, Church Road, Castleisland, Co. Kerry, V92 PH68, on Monday from 5pm to 7pm.

Requiem Mass for James ‘Chassie’ will be celebrated at 11.30am on Tuesday in St. Brigid’s Church, Duagh. It will be followed by burial at Springmount Cemetery, Duagh.

Donations, if desired, to Féileacáin,, or care of Tangney’s Funeral Home.

Date Published: Saturday 12th March 2022. Date of Death: Friday 11th March 2022

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