Tributes paid to meticulous joiner Tom Keaveney

THE Enniskillen community has been left saddened following the death of much-loved resident Tom Keaveney who was known as a ‘master joiner’ in the local area.
Mr Keaveney passed away peacefully on Monday, following a battle with illness.
At his Requiem Mass at St Michael’s Parish Church in Enniskillen, celebrant Monsignor Peter O’Reilly recalled that Mr Keaveney was a ‘very impressive’ figure in the local community.
A hard-working man, Mr Keaveney left school early following the death of his father. He worked as a joiner, helping to provide for his family and his siblings.
He worked at Pierce Contracts in Enniskillen for 30 years when he took on a number of jobs, including the redevelopment of the Cathedral Hall in the town.
He took pride in his home on the Belfast Road and he put his skills to the test by developing the house with lots of wooden fittings and creating a spacious and unique attic room.
Mr Keaveney enjoyed spending time with his wife Brigid, his sons Gerard and James, his daughter Jackie and his many grandchildren.
He was committed to his faith and took on various roles at St Michael’s Church in Enniskillen, acting as a Eucharistic Minister and taking up the collection at mass.
Renowned for his humour, Mr Keaveney had a head like ‘an encyclopedia’ and could recall a wide range of facts about history, sport and geography.
He enjoyed sport and Gaelic Games. He regularly helped out at Fermanagh GAA’s home games at Brewster Park, where he worked as a gate official.
He also helped out at the Enniskillen Credit Union with his impressive skill set providing a great source of help and support to customers.
He is survived by his wife Brigid, his sons Gerard and James, his daughter Jackie Tierney (John), his brothers Eamon (Josephine), Ben (Vicki), Dermot (Lila), and his sisters Hilary, Patricia Elliott (Gerry), Carol and Carmel Moohan (Pat).
He is predeceased by his son Thomas, his brother Noel and his sister June Muldoon (Declan).
Following his Requiem Mass at St Michael’s Parish Church, he was interred in Cross Cemetery

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