West Mayo community mourns passing of popular figure

The death occurred peacefully at his home in the loving care of his family, Martin (better known as Matt) Gill, Kilsallagh, Westport.

Predeceased by his parents Sarah and Martin (Murrisk), he is deeply missed by his wife Beatrice (née Kilcoyne), his daughters Maria Gill (Galway), Caroline Lilly (Dublin) and Sarah Burke (Oranmore, Galway), his grandchildren Martin, Clodagh and Ellie, sons-in-law David Burke and Conor Lilly, brothers Austin (Murrisk), Tom (Murrisk) and Seamus (Westport), sisters Sal Kilcoyne (Claremorris), Anne Dunne (Carrowkennedy, Westport) and Maureen Sheridan ( Newport), brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, many good friends and the extended Gill and Kilcoyne families, to whom sympathy is extended.

Matt, who recently celebrated his 70th birthday, was an accomplished car mechanic and started his working life at Tim Hastings garage in Westport.

He then worked at Allergan Pharmaceuticals and more recently at Nomadic, Louisburgh, where he was held in high esteem by his co-workers.

He had a great interest in vintage machinery and spent many happy hours working on vintage cars.

Matt was well known and his happy disposition endeared him to many people he met over the years.

May his sweet soul rest in peace.

Matt will rest at the Murrisk Community Center tomorrow (Tuesday) from 5 p.m. and will be transferred at 7 p.m. to St. Patrick’s Church in Lecanvey.

The funeral mass takes place on Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. followed by a private cremation.

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