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Ardmore GAA Club, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, Ireland.

DR Joe Meehan RIP 2/5/2016

 

DR Joseph Meehan RIP ( Vice-President Ardmore GAA Club)

 

 

 

On Monday 2nd May 2016 the parish of Ardmore & Grange and surrounding areas were in shock after the news spread that Dr. Joe Meehan had passed away after a short illness. It was news that left the parish numb with shock and united in grief.

 

Dr, Joe has spend the last 35 years in Ardmore since coming here to work with DR. John McNamara. In that time he has become part of the community. When Dr. Mac retired Joe had big shoes to fill but this he did and people felt as comfortable being looked after by Joe  as they did by DR. Mac. In this time also Joe met, courted, married Margaret Quinn and at this stage we were satisfied he was with us to stay.

 

As a man he was kind and sensitive with a sense of humour. As a doctor he was accomplished very patient and very easy to relate to. He had the ability to make one feel at ease with his relaxing manner.

 

For us in the GAA club we were looked after for years by DR. McNamara, treating our players injuries and this practice was continued by Dr. Meehan saving our club a lot of expense. He was always available to us to give advice about medical matters.

 

On the evening of the removal when the hearse turned Quinns corner and a guard of honour comprising of people from all organisations lined up the full length of the main street, then it was obvious the esteem that Dr. Joe was held in. After the funeral mass the following morning, the coffin was shouldered up the main street by the different organisations. The crowds that attended both the removal and the funeral were the biggest seen in this parish for the longest time. We were saying goodbye to a man that was a major part of our life for the last 35 years. He looked after our health and always listened to any other problems we may have burdened him with patience and understanding.

 

To his wife Margaret, son Patrick and his two daughters Marianne and Jennifer, also his sisters and extended family, we offer our deepest sympathy on your loss of a loving husband, father and brother. I would hope in time the family would take comfort and pride in the love and respect the people had for DR. Joe.

 

His loss to the people of the parish is too great to imagine and one we will not get over for a long time.

 

God Bless you DR. Joe and Rest in Peace.

 

Declan Hennessy