Death of Clonmel man Don (Cianan) Fennessy who served in the RAF

The death has taken place  of Don (Cianán) Fennessy  B.C.L ,Sqn. Ldr. R.A.F. (retired), Abbeyside, Dungarvan and formerly of Clonmel which occurred, peacefully, on Friday 2nd June at University Hospital Waterford.

Born in Clonmel on 24th November 1937 to Annie May McCarthy  (Abbeyside, Dungarvan) and Jack Fennessy (Clonmel), Cianán is predeceased by his brother Dr. John Fennessy (University of Chicago).

After his schooling at C.B.S. Clonmel and Glenstal Abbey, Cianán attended U.C.D. and graduated with a degree in Law. He then spent some time in England, first working as a teacher and subsequently in the legal department of Lloyd’s Bank.

In 1979 he returned to Ireland and married his wife Bríd. They spent twenty seven years in Clonmel where Cianán worked as a recruitment and personnel officer with M.F. Kent. During this period he continued his travels overseas working in India and the Philippines. On leaving Kent’s he opened a convenience store in Irishtown, Clonmel followed by a stint as steward in the Donoughmore Club, Clonmel, invigilator for the Census and finally ran courses for the V.E.C. in Carrick-on-Suir.

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