The funeral service for Paddy Keane, aged 77 years of Caistor and formerly of Cross Lake, Binghamstown, Co Mayo, was held in St Thomas More Church in Caistor.
Fr Tom Breslin officiated at the service and arrangements were made by J W Varlow & Son.
Paddy was born in 1937 in Cross Lake to Patrick and Bridget Kean.
He was the second of ten children and attended Binghamstown School, also working on the family farm until he was 13, when he moved to Cork for seasonal work.
At 15, he came to England to work for various contractors, returning to Ireland to work in Tara mines in Navan.
Paddy married Loretta Gilboy (of Gladree, Belmullet Co Mayo) in 1965.
They settled in Caistor and had four children and later two grandchildren.
Paddy was a devoted family man who enjoyed frequent gatherings of family and friends where stories were told and songs were sung, with Paddy happily taking centre stage for an impromptu song or recitation when called upon.
His vast memory, his powerful engaging singing voice, a twinkle in his eye, his firm handshake and his warm demeanour made him a captivating man who people wanted to be in the company of.
Immediate mourners at the funeral service were: Loretta Keane (wife); Patrick Keane, Tony Keane (sons); Teresa and Garry Evans (daughter and son-in-law); Lorraine Keane and Robert Potter (daughter and partner); Bernie Keane (daughter-in-law); Malachy Evans (grandson); Amelia Evans (granddaughter); Michael Keane and Miriam Clifford (brother and sister-in-law); Gerry Kean (brother, rep Debbie and family); Breedge Cassidy (sister); Carmel Malone (sister, rep Brendan and Mary, Jennifer, Mo); Eamon Keane and Charles Keane (nephews, rep Charlie and Judy); Kevin Keane, Brendan Keane (nephews); Bridget Keane, Sinead Keane, Angela Keane (nieces).
Other family, relatives and friends at the service: Bill and Mary Jennings (cousins); Tony and Kathleen Gilboy; Dusty Island; Phyllis Hollings; Robert Hollings; Martin and Theresa Halpin; Judith Twell (rep family); John Gaughan; Susan and Gemma Britian (rep Claire Carter, Wendy Wells, Fred Wells); Steven Gaughan; Richard and Heather Gaughan; Bridget McKenna Margaret McElligott; Lee Skye; Miss E Cooper; Mr J Gaughan; Brian and Catherine Cribb; Justin Cleve (rep Marcus Cleve, Mr and Mrs Jason Cleve); Mrs M Hollingsworth; Mick Hall; Paul Doyle; Harry Minns; Mary Gaughan; Adrian Dawson; Bridget Creane; William Creane; Edward O’Boyle; Michael Munnelly; Michael Togher; James Togher; Michael Gaughan; Tracey Howarth; Anne McIntyre (rep St Marys Academy); Sally Frith (Beetlejuice) (rep David Frith, Nic Nic, Mark, John, Chris, Sa Sa, Simon and family); Richard Cartledge (rep Mandy); Michael Thompson; Ray Thompson (rep Kathleen); Seamus Kilroy; Jason and Marie Woods; Brendan Togher; Oliver Cowell; Carmel Smith; Jackie Smith; Mr J Cosgrove; Cliff Rust; David and Patricia Heffernan; Martina Allen (rep Ryan and Helen Sheridan); Andy and Bridie Ryan (Grimsby); Anthony and June Gaughan; Kathleen Gaughan (rep family); John Gaughan; Diane Gilboy; Mavis Gilboy (rep Linda and Jayne Gilboy); Darren Gaughan (rep White Hart, Caistor); Emma Waterman (rep Steve and Pearl Waterman); Bridget Forman; Faz Farrell; Ian Jickles; P K Bajaj; Budgie Nyland; Mick Metcalf (rep Bridie); Mr and Mrs John Lynskey (rep Anne Marie, Jackie); Paddy and Nora Creane; John Lynskey; Kathleen Bettany (rep Chris); Joseph and Marie Gilboy; Gill Carr; Paul Smith; Kevin Paul (rep Josephine Gibson); Barry Gissing (rep J Leadbeater); Theresa Lyall; Mr and Mrs Alan Turner; Mark Gilboy; John and Anne McIntyre; Mary Quint; James McIntyre; Mr and Mrs Rex Brumpton; Mason Cole; Helen Thompson; Maria Joyce; Kevin Gissing; Tony and Marie Gaughan; Darren McKay (rep John Patterson, Lee Ramsey, Emma McKay); Martin and Julie Gaughan; Gordon Rogers (rep family); George and Eileen Broe; Michael Reilly; Anne Calvey; Ricky Taylor; Bob Cavendish; Michael Healey; Ian and Caroline Moorwood; Janet Hyde; Tom Butter; Paul and Bernadette Crosland; Bill and Annie-May Gaughan; Alan Dawson; Janet Gladding (Mow); Rob Fegan (rep Wendy Fegan); Anthony and Margaret Gaughan; Michael Gallighan and Debbie Barker; Martin Miland; Liam Togher; Anthony Togher; Janet Wright (rep Nev and Sherrie Wright); Simon Hill;John and Mary Reilly; Chris McCormack; Tom and Mary Conroy; Kevin and Lisa Thompson (rep Mr and Mrs John Chapman); Len Hope (rep Tulin Hope, Ron Morrison); Mr and Mrs Rybakowski; Mr D Kilroy; Peter Gilboy Snr; Peter Gilboy Jnr; David Togher; Jean Mumby (rep Mary Gaughan, Rita Brant, John Gaughan); Michael Murphy; plus those whose names were not recorded.