10 July 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

By Michael Fisher

One of County Monaghan’s oldest residents Pat Treanor from Doogary in Tydavnet passed away peacefully on Saturday at his first and only home in his 104th year.

Pat had lived through two World Wars, the troubles in the North and many other important world events. He celebrated his 103rd birthday on January 31st with his family, in the house where he had lived since his birth in 1912. He was the son of Eoin Treanor and Brigid Woods. Pat was married to Molly McGee from Middletown in County Armagh in December 1949. They were together for 32 years and she died in 1982 aged 61. Pat had six children, sixteen grandchildren and one great grandchild. There was a wake at his house and on Monday evening his remains were taken to St Dympna’s church, Tydavnet for Requiem Mass on Tuesday, celebrated by Fr Sean Clerkin.

Fr Clerkin expressed sympathy to the Treanor family on behalf of everyone in the area. He said Pat had enjoyed good health all his life. He was fond of porridge and his recipe for long life was to have a wee bit of everything and not too much of anything. He always said there were two important things to have in life: a good pair of shoes and a good bed, because if you are not in one, then you are in the other!

Fr Clerkin spoke of Pat’s very strong and unshakeable faith and said he had been a regular communicant. Up until he reached his …


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