A book of condolence has been opened by Waterford Council for former councillor John Carey who died at the weekend.
The 75 year old from Passage East was one of the longest serving councillors spending almost 40 years in public service.
Councillor Declan Doocey, Mayor of the City and County of Waterford said “It’s a sad day for Waterford. John was a great friend to all of his colleagues on the Council regardless of party affiliation.” The Mayor extended his sympathies to John’s wife Ann, his sons Seán, Kieran and Liam, his daughters Nancy and Sharon, his family and to his constituents.
Chief Executive of Waterford City and County Council, Michael Walsh said “John was an experienced and dedicated public representative who served the people of Waterford since 1979. He was Mayor of Waterford County Council on two occasions in 1985 and again in 2004 and his work with the Waterford Harbour Commissioners was part of his everyday life and representations, as was the Waterford Estuary itself.”
Cllr Lola O’Sullivan said of her Fine Gael colleague “He was a true friend of the people, a man who made public representation first and foremost in all he did. He will be sadly missed by his family, his colleagues on Waterford City and County Council and by his constituents.”
The Book of Condolence remains open at City Hall, The Mall, Waterford City and will remain open until Friday 14th at 5pm.
The funeral of Councillor John Carey will take place on Tuesday.
He will be reposing at his home in Passage on Monday afternoon from 2 o’clock, with requiem mass at 12 noon Tuesday at St John the Baptist Church, Crooke.
Burial will take place afterwards in Crooke Cemetery.