The death has occurred of well-known Laois builder Pat Moore, who was originally from Emo.
Pat died suddenly on Saturday morning, aged in his late 60s.
From Morette in Emo, he was the owner of Pat Moore Builders Ltd, a well-known builder on the local scene and who developed the likes of Grenville and Rathevan in Portlaoise and Whitefields in Portarlington.
In the 1980s he carried out a significant portion of the redevelopment work on O’Moore Park in Portlaoise.
As well as that he did a considerable amount of work for Kildare County Council on local schemes in the likes of Kildare Town, Robertstown and Rathcoffey.
He employed a number of people over the years and was widely regarded as a very decent and generous employer, both to the full-time staff and to the many young local people he provided summer jobs to.
Pat was also very heavily involved in the local GAA scene at times too, as secretary of his beloved Emo in the 1980s and 1990s, as well as a spell on the Laois County Board. He was PRO of Laois GAA in the mid 1990s at a time when Laois won two All Ireland minor football finals.
He is deeply mourned and sadly missed by his beloved wife Marie, his children Claire and Rory and their mother Kathleen, his daughter-in-law Linda and Claire’s fiancé Terrell, his adored grandchildren Jack, Gracie, Cain, Maisie and Finn.
Greatly missed by his brothers Frank, Matt, and Michael and by his sisters Goretti, Oonagh and Fidelis, his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and many friends.
Reposing at his residence on Tuesday, the 6th of December, from 11.00am. Funeral Mass on Wednesday, the 7th of December, at 11.00am in St. Brigid’s Church, The Curragh Camp and burial afterwards in New Abbey Cemetery, Kilcullen.
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