Clonard community shocked by sudden loss of Mick
The Clonard community was deeply saddened to learn of the sudden passing of talented tailor and sports enthusiast Michael (Mick) O' Keeffe.
The Mount Prospect resident was only 52 when he passed away on Wednesday, September 2. He was in great spirits right up until his sad death and it is for this outgoing nature that he will be fondly remembered.
Known by all as a gifted sportsman, Mick mingled with the best in his day. In his youth, he boxed with Billy Walsh and received an all-Ireland medal for his talent. He enjoyed playing snooker at the 147 Snooker Club in Wexford town. Swimming was another passion of Micks and he was known for his great strength in the water. He shared his gift with many others, including his three beloved grandchildren whom he was teaching how to swim.
Mick was a tailor for 23 years and worked with Nicky and Jim Wallace, as well as John Rocha. His claim to fame was making suits for Don Johnson from Miami Vice, while he also took pride in making Jonny Logan's white suits.
Though he had several hobbies, Mick's one true love was his wife Rosarie. The pair were inseparable; You would never see one without the other.
Mick will be sadly missed by his beloved wife, their daughter Samantha, parents Tom and Eileen, grandchildren Nathan, Brandan and Jayden, siblings David, Paul, Linda and Cathy, extended family and friends.