Andy Leonard R.I.P.

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Posted by JDP on May 12, 2002 at 17:30:12:

Andy Leonard passed away this morning.He is survived by his wife Bridie, sons Aidan, Gerard, Andrew and daughters Anne and Patricia. He had been ill for some months. One of the wittiest and most humourous people I have known, he was of an old Castlebar family. His father, Michael Leonard was a carpenter in the hat factory, where Andy also worked for many years. In later years he and Bridie ran a small shop opposite The Sunflower Lounge. Many will also remember his brother Michael (Busty) who lived on Newline.
Andy`s impromtu wit was renowned and he had a joke or funny anecdote for every occasion. I visited him at the hospital a couple of months ago and soon he had his visitors "in stitches" ( despite being wired and plumbed to medical apparatus) - " Did ye hear the one about the doctor that was constantly plagued with a fella complaining about this that and the other and he could do nothing for him. Well anyway did`nt yer man die and the doctor was delighted now that yer man would`nt be annoying him anymore, so he went on the drink to celebrate, but he went on such a binge that he died himself from alcoholic poisoning. So anyway was`nt the doctor buried beside yer man and he was`nt long down when yer man knocked on the side of the coffin. " whats wrong with you now" said the doc " you would`nt have cure for worms would ya " !
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.

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