Passing of former Mayo branch manager of leading insurance group

The death has taken place of Seamus Flynn, Rocklands, Castlebar, and formerly of Slatta, Cullaghmore, Co. Roscommon.

He died peacefully at Mayo University Hospital following a short illness.

A widely popular and respected personality, the deceased was former manager of the the Mayo branch of FBD Insurance, based in Castlebar.

Seamus was a dedicated member of Castlebar Golf Club and was held in very high regard by members for his affable and courteous nature.

He served on the club's committee for a number of years, giving unselfishly of his time to help establish the course as one of the finest in the region.

Many tributes are being paid to him on social media where he was described as 'a true gentleman'.

He is deeply regretted by his loving wife Kathleen, sons Fred and Dave, brother Tom, sister Jo, daughters-in-law Vera and Joanne, grandchildren Matthew, Sarah, Laura, Jamie and Abbie, sister-in-law Joanie, brother-in-law Denny, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends, to whom deepest sympathy is tendered.

He was predeceased by his parents Sonny and Peggy Flynn, nephew Richard, niece Margaret and brother-in-law Christy.

His remains will be reposing at Coady’s Funeral Home on Thursday from 5.30 p.m. with removal at 7 p.m. to the Church of the Holy Rosary, Castlebar.

Requiem Mass takes place on Friday morning at 11 a.m.

Seamus will be laid to rest afterwards in the New Cemetery, Castlebar.

May his gentle soul rest in peace.