One of Tuam’s best known business figures is being laid to rest this lunchtime.

Joe O’Toole who was originally from Claran, Headford was the owner of Super Valu in the town employing over 180 staff in total.

He opened his first supermarket on Bishop Street in 1967.

He was predeceased by his wife Helen who died in 2013.

Martin Tyrell an auctioneer in the town who was a life-long friend of Joe told Midwest News today that he was an outstanding person.

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