Shock and sadness at Liam Hewitt’s death

There was widespread shock and sadness throughout Clonmel on Saturday when news emerged of the death of Liam Hewitt.

There was widespread shock and sadness throughout Clonmel on Saturday when news emerged of the death of Liam Hewitt.

Liam, who was 48, died suddenly at his home at Shanavine Way, Glenconnor.

He was a popular and much-loved figure in his home town, which was plunged into mourning at his death.

The huge crowd at his funeral, one of the biggest in Clonmel for many years, spoke volumes about his popularity.

He worked as a postman and as a mark of respect the town’s main post office closed during the Requiem Mass on Tuesday morning.

He had previously worked with Bulmers.

Liam was also well-known as a golfer and was a prominent member of the Clonmel club.

The removal took place on Monday evening from O’Donoghue’s funeral home to St. Mary’s Church in Irishtown. The burial took place on Tuesday at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, following Requiem Mass at St. Mary’s.

Liam is survived by his wife Jacinta and son Michael; parents, Bobby and Betty; sister Kay and family and a wide circle of relations and friends, to whom sincere sympathy is extended.