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Farewell to a friend to all

Wednesday, 2nd September, 2020 10:12am

Story by Jacqueline Hogge
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Farewell to a friend to all

Photo: Ray Ryan

Farewell to a friend to all

Photo: Ray Ryan

TUAM came to a standstill last Friday as the town bade farewell to a stalwart of sport and education in the town, the man simply known as Stockie.

Francis ‘Stockie’ Stockwell, 59, from Tullinadaly Road, passed away in Galway Hospice on Wednesday evening after a long illness.

Survived by his wife Olga, son Jamie and daughter Bobbi, Stockie was known for his kindness and humility, despite a glittering sporting career at school, club and county level. The large number of current and past pupils from St Jarlath’s College in attendance at the funeral was a testament to the lasting influence he had on the thousands of students who passed through the school during his tenure as caretaker.

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