The funeral Mass has taken place of former Athlone mayor Brendan McFadden, who died suddenly on Monday at the age of 82. Mr McFadden, who was a public representative in Athlone from 1979-2003, was laid to rest yesterday at Coosan Cemetery following a funeral Mass at the Church of Saints Peter and Paul.
He is father of Fine Gael TD for Longford/Westmeath, Nicky McFadden, and the current mayor of Athlone, Gabrielle McFadden.
Mr McFadden was first elected to Westmeath County Council in 1979, and served as a councillor until he retired in 2003 and his daughter Nicky was co-opted in his place. He was a native of Dunard, The Batteries, Athlone, and a former ESB employee.
He was predeceased by his wife Kitty.
He is sadly missed by his loving daughters Nicky, Gabrielle, and Aine; sister Baba; grandchildren Caren, Eoin, Katie, and Luke; great-grandchild Matilda; son-in-law Brian; relatives, neighbours, and friends.