THE shocked family of a Dundalk man who died suddenly of a massive heart attack has been left devastated by the unexpected loss on what should have been a day of joy and celebration.
Richard Maguire of Willowdale, Bay Estate and formerly of Hyde Park, Dundalk died suddenly at his home on the morning of Friday, April 27, just hours before one of his children was due to get married.
The 57-year-old worked in O’Rourke’s Mill and in O’Hare’s Mill before moving to the council in Dundalk where he worked for 15 years up until Friday last.
According to Mr Maguire’s son, Peter, he was “the best father you could hope to have”.
Peter said that his father was “committed to his work and was a good family man”.
He added that he was “easygoing, very kind and gentle, and a lovely man to talk to”.
Mr Maguire is survived by his wife, Anne (nee Lynch); sons, Peter and Christopher; daughters, Gillian and Dervla; brothers, Patsy, Dessie, John; sister Maureen; uncle, Peter, and mother-in-law; grandchildren, Ánagh and Rónán, and extended family.
The father-of-four reposed at his Bay Estate residence from noon on Sunday, April 29. The removal is due to take place this morning (Tuesday, May 1) at 10.30am (via Hyde Park) on foot to St Joseph’s Redemptorist Church. The funeral mass will take place at 11am and will be followed by burial in St Patrick’s Cemetary.
Condolences on Rip.ie included a message from Jimmy Corr and family in Scotstown, Co Monaghan who wrote: “Sorry to hear about the sudden passing of Richard. Condolences to Dervla and family. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time.”
Desie and Kay Corbett and family also passed on their condolences to the Maguire family on the website stating: “Deepest sympathy to Anne and family on your sad and sudden loss. May Richard rest in peace.”