The death has occurred of Gerry Quinn of Rathfeigh , Tara,County Meath and formerly of Goshen House, Edgweworthstown, County Longford.
Gerry was the son of Jim and Cissie Quinn and was born in County Leitrim in November 1953. In 1957 he moved to Clondra,County Longford, and in late 1963 the Quinn family moved to Goshen House,Edgeworthstown, County Longford. Gerry attended the boys’ school in Edgeworthstown and then secondary school in St Camillus College, Killucan, County Westmeath. He then went to UCD where he obtained a degree in agricultural science.
After Gerry obtained his degree, he started working in the meat industry and continued to work in the meat industry for the rest of his life. His first job was with Clover Meats in Clonmel, County Tipperary. He then went into the meat business on his own where he had a successful career and developed a great knowledge and expertise in the business.
He married Anne Marie O’Sullivan from Cobh, Co Cork in 1988 and initially lived in Longford and then moved to Dublin for a short period and eventually took up residence in Rathfeigh, Tara, CoMeath, some twenty years ago ,where he purchased a dwellinghouse and some land.
Having been reared on a farm, he had a great interest in farming and cattle dealing and regularly attended marts and fairs with his father.
In his teenage years, he spent his summers baling hay on both the family farm and for his neighbours. He was an extremely popular man and was regarded as a ‘gentle gentleman’. His popularity was evidenced by the great crowds that attended both his removal and funeral, many of whom travelled from both counties Longford and Leitrim.
He passed away in Harold’s Cross Hospice peacefully, after a long illness bravely borne. He is survived by his wife, Anne Marie, his brother, Longford solicitor,Seamus, his sisters, Margaret Gorman, Mullingar, Collete, Mullingar and Rosemarie Farrelly, Carrigallen, his brothers in law, sisters in law,aunts, nephews , nieces relatives and a large circle of friends. May he rest in peace.