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Jim Lawler


Carlow & Graiguecullen


Sadness at death of Jim Lawler at just 56

Saturday, February 06, 2010

THE COMMUNITIES of Carlow and Graiguecullen were saddened to learn of the passing Jim Lawler of Oakley Crescent, Graiguecullen, and formerly of St Fiaac's Terrace. Just weeks short of his 57th birthday, Jim's passing on Saturday February 6 came as a great shock to his family and friends.

Originally from St Fiaac's Terrace, where his father Johnny still resides, Jim had two brothers and two sisters and is remembered as being a loving family man and devoted husband. He married Anne (nee Dormer) in March 1975 and the couple had a son and a daughter, John and Michelle. They lived in New Oak Estate in Carlow town before relocating to Oakley Crescent 16 years ago. Jim worked in the Sugar Factory in Carlow and in Lapple for many years until he retired early in 1986. He had great time for his work colleagues and made many friends during his years in Lap-pie and missed the lads after he retired. Jim was a funny fellow, a fun-loving man who enjoyed a laugh and joke with everyone he met.

He was a big fan of the GAA and a lifetime supporter of Laois football. He was an unassuming man, a kind man who often carried out a good deed for a neighbour or friend without anyone knowing, never looking for praise or thanks. He was a devoted family man and a loving husband. He was a grandfather to Jake, James and 13-year-old Jonelle who was the apple of his eye. Jim would have celebrated his 57th birthday on Saturday and his passing brought great sadness to the community.

He was removed to St Clare's Church in Graiguecullen for Requiem Mass followed bj* burial at Sleaty New Cemetery, Carlow. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Anne, much loved son and daughter John and Michelle, his grandchildren Jonelle, Jake and James, daughter-in-law Hilary, son-in-law Gary, brothers Joe and John, sisters Elizabeth and Margaret, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, uncles, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Text source: Carlow People Feb 23 2010 p.18

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