Funeral arrangements announced for Councillor John Carey

The late Councillor John Carey has been described as an absolute gentleman who worked tirelessly on issues concerning the estuary throughout his near 40 years in politics.

The 75 year old from Passage East died yesterday after a short illness.

He will be reposing at his home on Monday from 2:00pm, with requiem mass at 12:00 noon on Tuesday at St John the Baptist Church, Crooke.

Burial will take place afterwards in Crooke Cemetery. Strictly no flowers, donations if desired to a charity of choice.


Independent Minister of State John Halligan said Councillor Carey was a committed public representative who was held in high esteem by his local community.

Fine Gael Senator Paudie Coffey said he'll be a huge loss, adding that fisheries and water safety were to the forefront for the Passage man.

While Fianna Fáil TD Mary Butler said the Fine Gael representative was an absolute gentleman who helped her when she was first elected to the local authority.

As well as his time in politics, he had also spent a quarter of a century working with Waterford Harbour Commissioners and was well-known for his involvement with Passage Hurling Club.