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Fahey, John (Jack)

The funeral was held on 2nd June 2006 for the late John Fahey of Lostock and formerly of Eire who died on 25th May 2005 aged 100 years. John was born on May 20th 1906 in Shannaugh, County Mayo, Eire. He was the eldest of four boys and had two older sisters, to parents Michael and Mary Fahey. He attended Park School in Shannaugh and later came to England to work on various farms in the Northwich area. He married his wife Frances Tideswell on 16th December 1937 at St Wilfrid’s RC Church. They settled in London Road, Northwich before moving to Cotebrook Road, sadly he was widowed in 1993. During the war he served with the British Army. John worked as a labourer on local farms, he also worked on the construction of the Northwich bypass. He worked as a rigger for Babcock and Wilcox for 30 years, working on the construction of various power stations. After retiring he had a part-time job at Parks’ Steelworks and at the former Plaza cinema on Witton Street, he finally retired at the age of 80. John had received a letter from the Irish Prime Minister, Mary McAleese in commemoration of his 100th birthday. His interests included football, listening to Irish music and gardening. John is survived by his daughter Mary, son Michael ten grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Requiem mass at St Wilfrid’s R C Church was celebrated by Canon P Healey prior to interment at Northwich Cemetery. In addition to family flowers, donations were received for Crossways Residents’ Comforts Fund.

Fahey John (Jack)

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