The death has taken place in Westport of former Town Councillor John Joe O’Malley.

Mr O’Malley, from Horkan’s Hill, was a member of the now defunct Westport Town Council for 20 years, from 1979 to 1999, and he served as Cathaoirleach of the Council in 1986 and 1987. 

He retired from politics in 1999 after two decades of service in Westport, but he remained a very active member of the Westport community, until a battle with illness in recent years. 

John Joe is survived by his wife Breda, three sons, three daughters and extended family.

John Joe's remains will be repose in Navin’s Funeral Home, Westport, this evening (Wednesday), from 5pm to 7pm.

His funeral will arrive at St Mary’s Church, Westport, on Thursday at 10.30am for Mass at 11am.

Burial will take place afterwards in Aughagower Cemetery.

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