THE death has taken place, after a short illness, at Mayo University Hospital, Castlebar, of Martin Coleman, Leicester, Castlebar, and formerly of Carradoyne House, Claremorris.
Described as a 'genius with maths’ and ‘wonderful at theorems’, Martin was a gentleman to his fingertips and was greatly loved by all those who had the pleasure of knowing him.
After leaving university Martin emigrated to England where he worked in the post office and later in the construction industry. He also worked on the buses for a period and was the manager of a club in Leicester, where he had a staff of 40 under him.
After 20 years in England he returned to Ireland in 1979. He worked on the family farm and later moved to Castlebar where he worked at Castlebar Golf Club.
After his retirement he remained in Castlebar, where he made many friends and loved his daily flutter on the horses.
Martin had celebrated his 70th birthday in September. He loved race meetings and last year he attended the Leopardstown Races with his sister, three nieces and sister-in-law.
He will repose at Donnellan's Funeral Home, Claremorris, from 5.30 p.m. on Saturday, with removal afterwards to Carradoyne House. Requiem Mass will be celebrated on Sunday in Crossboyne Church at 11 a.m., with burial afterwards in Crossboybe Cemetery.
Martin is survived by his brother Michael (London), sisters Valerie (Australia), Maureen (Leicester) and Joan (Tuam), extended family and friends to whom deepest sympathy is extended.