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‘Terrible blow’ to family as tributes pour in for husband of south Armagh councillor

Tributes have been paid to the husband of a Sinn Fein councillor following his untimely passing this week.

Maurice Mulgrew, husband of south Armagh councillor Roisin Mulgrew, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his devoted family on Thursday.

Newry & Armagh Sinn Féin MP Mickey Brady has conveyed his deepest sympathy and that of his party to his close colleague.

“I extend our deepest sympathies to our esteemed colleague Roisin and the family after the sad news of the death of her husband Maurice.

“Maurice Mulgrew was highly popular and respected throughout the area.

“A hard working dedicated family man, his death is a terrible blow to Roisin, Brendan, Meabh and Dealgan and the wider family circle. Ar dheis Dé go rainy a anam.”

Posting their tribute online, Newtownhamilton Community Association, said they are deeply saddened by the passing of Maurice Mulgrew, husband of a dear friend of Newtownhamilton Community Centre and Slieve Gullion councillor, Roisin Mulgrew.

It added: “The Community Association would like to extend their heartfelt sympathies to Roisin and the Mulgrew family at this deeply sad time. May He Rest In Peace.”

Mr Mulgrew’s funeral will leave his home at 40 Tamnaghbane Road, Killeavy, on Saturday, July 20 at 11am for 12noon Requiem Mass in the Church of St. Joseph, Meigh.

Cremation to follow later at Lakeland Crematorium, Co. Cavan. Deeply regretted by his wife, sons, daughter, son-in-law Anthony, grandchildren Aoibheann, Donncha and Canice, his brothers John, Paul and Peter and his sister Valerie, sisters-in-law Anna and Sharon and entire family circle and friends. Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on his soul. Family flowers only please.

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