A special meeting of Carrick-on-Suir Municipal District Council takes place today (Wednesday) to pass a vote of sympathy to the family of former town councillor Martin Henzey, who has passed away.
The Council meeting will take place shortly before Mr Henzey’s Requiem Mass, which will be celebrated at St Nicholas Church in Carrick-on-Suir at 10.30am. He will be buried afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery in Carrick.
Mr Henzey, who was from 22 St Nicholas Park, Carrick-on-Suir, served on the former Carrick-on-Suir Town Council as a Workers & Unemployment Action Group councillor for the local authority’s last term from 2009 to 2014. He served as the Council’s deputy mayor for a year during his time on the Council.
The former Council worker was a long time activist with the Workers & Unemployment Action Group (WUAG). The group’s leader TD Seamus Healy said they were shocked and saddened to hear of Martin’s passing. “He was a gentleman, who was well known and widely admired and respected in Carrick-on-Suir. He was well known for his volunteering work in Carrick-on-Suir in the areas of disability and sport with the Swan GAA Club.”
Deputy Healy said Martin was particularly helpful to him over the years and was involved in preparations for the Workers & Unemployment Action Group’s general election campaign before his death.
He extended sympathy, on behalf of the Action Group, to Martin’s daughters Belinda, Angela and Rachel. His wife Kathleen died in June.
The Swan GAA Club has also extended its heartfelt sympathy to Mr Henzey’s family and many friends on his passing.
“Following so soon after the loss of his beloved Kathleen, his sudden passing will leave a huge void in many people’s lives,” said a Swan Club spokesperson.
She described Martin as a “true gentleman and local legend”. He was someone who was always helpful and a had a lovely way with people and will be sorely missed by all who knew him.