There is a deep sense of sadness throughout Longford town following the death on Sunday of one of its most loved businessmen, Berney Crossan.
Formerly of Ardrum, Ballinamore, Co Leitrim, Berney was the proprietor of Crossan Electrical along Longford town’s main thoroughfare for over 40 years.
He will be sadly missed by his loving family, wife Ann, children Paul, Brían, Jimmy, Joan (Sharkey), Enda, Seán, Noel, Áine and Derry, brother Jim, sisters Mary, Bríd and Noreen, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
The late Berney Crossan will repose at his home from 7pm this evening (Monday, January 20) until 5pm tomorrow. Removal on Tuesday to arrive at St Mary’s Church, Newtownforbes at 7pm. Mass of the Resurrection on Wednesday at 11am with interment afterwards in Newtownforbes Cemetery.
In business, Berney was joined by his sons Enda and Derry who together with the other staff provided quality customer service and expert advice. He married Ann Slowey in 1968 and in 1976 the couple opened the doors to their electrical premises in Longford town.
As well as being renowned for his business acumen, the late Mr Crossan was also highly regarded for his involvement in the community in which he lived.
Over the years he had been involved in Longford Lions Club, Longford Hospice, Longford Chamber of Commerce, as well as numerous GAA associations. He will be sadly missed by all those who knew and loved him. May he Rest in Peace.