Mayo GAA mourns passing of Shrule businessman Frank Mortimer

Tributes have been paid to Frank Mortimer, Shrule, whose death has occurred after a long illness, borne with dignity and courage.

He is deeply mourned and sadly missed by his loving wife Carmel, sons Frank, Kenneth, Trevor and Conor, daughters Elaine and Tara, brothers Stan, Oliver, Dermot, Georgie and Austin, sisters Helen and Loretta, mother Evelyn, 14 grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, extended families and a large circle of friends, to whom deepest sympathy is tendered.

He was predeceased by his father George.

The deceased was widely known in business circles, having founded the family business, Mortimer Quarries, in the 1960s.

A tribute to him on the firm's Facebook page yesterday evening stated: "Frank Mortimer 1949-2021. This morning we said goodbye to Frank, beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and friend to many. One of nature’s absolute gentlemen. May he rest in peace."

Frank was widely known in Mayo GAA circles and he was very of the fact three of his sons - Kenneth, Trevor and Conor - represented their county with such distinction over the years.

Conor told of his loss on his twitter page.

A number GAA clubs have posted tributes to the late Frank Mortimer.

Claremorris GAA Club stated Frank had a love for sport from his young days and played football with Shrule and hurling with Cong. He also played for the Mayo minors.

Shrule/Glencorrib GAA Club said: "On behalf of everyone in Shrule/Glencorrib GAA Club, both past and present, we extend our deepest sympathy to Carmel and all the Mortimer family after the passing of Frank.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time."

Garrymore GAA Club also extended its condolences to the bereaved family.

Requiem Mass for the repose of his soul take place at 12 noon tomorrow (Wednesday) in St. Joseph's Church, Shrule, with burial afterwards in Shrule Cemetery.

May his gentle soul rest in peace.

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