The late Gerry Mulrooney.

Warm tributes paid to the late Gerry Mulrooney

Warm tributes have been paid to the late Gerry Mulrooney who died recently.

Mayor of Athlone, Cllr Aengus O'Rourke has said he was deeply saddened to hear of Gerry's passing on April 30.

"Gerry, who lived in St Francis Terrace in the heart of Athlone was a much-loved figure around Athlone for a very long time. Everyone had great time for Gerry because he himself had great time for people. In fact, he dedicated much of his life to helping and assisting people in their hour of need," he said in tribute.

"Gerry was involved with St Vincent De Paul for many years. He selflessly spent decades of his life quietly working away to ensure that the most vulnerable in society were assisted and supported when necessary. He will be forever remembered for his kind and generous heart.

"Gerry will be greatly missed by the residents in St Francis Terrace and by everyone who knew him. I would like to express my deepest condolences to his brother Hugh and to his extended family, friends and connections."

Meanwhile, Athlone Little Theatre paid a warm tribute to "one of its dearest friends and supporters", Gerry Mulrooney.

"Gerry was a great lover of drama and a regular presence in Athlone Little Theatre and the Dean Crowe. Gerry's countless kindnesses to many people in Athlone are legendary, and he truly is a loss to the world.

"He has gone now to the highest honour heaven can bestow. Rest in glorious and eternal peace Gerry," a message on the theatre's Facebook page said on Friday.

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