THERE has been widespread sadness in Clones and south east Fermanagh following the sudden death of popular father-of-six Nigel McGovern (41).
Mr McGovern’s body was found in a car close to the Sacred Heart Church in the town on Saturday evening, causing wide spread shock throughout the community.
The partner of Roslea woman Sharon McAloon, Mr McGovern had six children and was from a well known family in Clones. He is survived by his partner, children, mother Margaret and father Pat, brother Paul, and sisters Sharon, Caroline and Celine.
Monaghan Cllr Pat Treanor said Mr McGovern was from a large, very well respected family and his death had stunned the town.
“He was a nice fellow,” said Cllr Treanor who said he knew Mr McGovern well. “He was a joking and bubbly character. He was the life of any room he’d go into.
“It was an absolute shock to the whole community and my sympathy goes to his family, his mother and father, brothers and sisters, and his partner and children.”
A spokesman for An Garda Siochana said they were not treating Mr McGovern’s death as suspicious.
“Gardai are treating the sudden death of a 41-year-old man in Clones on May 20th as a personal tragedy incident,” they said. “A file will be prepared for the coroner.”
Mr McGovern will be laid to rest tomorrow morning (Thursday) following Funeral Mass at the Sacred Heart Chapel at 11am with burial afterwards in Mount St. Oliver’s Cemetery.
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Posted: 6:46 pm May 24, 2017