PATRICK QUAIN RIP (2012.04.18)
Patrick Quain late of Kylefea his death took place at Milford Hospice recently. To many Pat Quain was known as the Gentle Giant. His death came as a great sadness to everybody who knew him. Pat was for many years a member of the construction staff of well known Roads Construction Company, Pat Mulchair Construction and Road Bridge. Pat would have been involved in the road works construction of many of the National Road Projects in this country. Following a serious accident in his work some years ago Pat took up the role of Security Officer on the many sites of the Roads Construction Company which was undertaken by Roadbridge. Pat Quain had a keen interest in the outdoor life in hunting and shooting with his pack known by many as the ﾓCroom Fox Control Unitﾔ. He was great to lead a pack of hounds and travel the length and breath of County Limerick His name and his face were synonymous with Buttercup Farm and the Santa Village at Ballygrennan. Pat co-ordinated many of the events and Charity fundraising for the different charities in the Mid-west Region and also National Charities, the Jack and Jill Foundation, and the Animals for the Annual Milford Hospice Fair. Pat Quain was a great friend to communities and associations. The remains of Pat Quain was reposed in Daffyﾒs Funeral Home on Friday 16th March and the remains was taken from his family home on Saturday 17th March to St. Maryﾒs Church Croom where concelebrated requiem mass took place. The chief celebrant was Fr. Liam Enright PP Cratloe and Fr. Liam Enright Limerick Diocesan Schools, Church Rd Croom who are personal friends of the Quain family and Fr. Eamon OﾒBrien CC Croom. Fr. Liam Enright PP spoke of Pat Quainﾒs life, being born in Crecora having attended the local National School. Fr. Liam spoke of his interest in music, his interest in the outdoor life, his role as a caretaker of Crecora National School. The attendance at the removal, requiem mass and burial where a large gathering of mourners paid their respects to a great friend and community man. Patrick Quain was laid to rest at Reilig Mhuire Croom where the last bugle call was sounded following his internment by Martin Lenihan a member of his hunting and beagling team. Patrick is survived by his sons and daughters, brothers and sister, grandchildren, relatives and friends. The monthﾒs mind Mass for the late Pat Quain will take place at St. Michael the Archangel Church Manister this Friday 13th April at 7.30 p.m.