by ehistoryadmin on June 21, 2018

Leinster Leader 16 February  1968

Mr. Jack Grehan, Naas

Mr. John (Jack) Grehan who died suddenly on Friday was son of the late James and Catherine Grehan, Main Street, Naas. He was 49.

Educated in Naas Christian Brothers schools he served throughout the Second World War as an Observer on a Royal Air Force bomber and was on the first plane that made a raid on Germany in 1939. After the war he was awarded the D.F.C. (Distinguished Flying Cross), in recognition of his services.

A very keen golfer, he was captain of Naas Golf Club in 1963 and as a mark of respect the links were closed on Sunday till 2 p.m.

The remains were removed from the Co. Hospital, Naas, to the Church of Our Lady and St. David, Naas, on Saturday, and were received by Rev. F. Bennett, C.C., Naas. Also present were Rev. Desmond Begg, C.C., Harrington Street, Dublin (cousin), Rev. Fr. Tynan, Chaplain Moore Abbey, Monasterevan, Rev. T. Walshe, C.C., Kill and Rev. J. Walshe, C.C., Geashill, Co. Offaly.

Following last Mass on Sunday interment was in St. Corban’s Cemetery, Naas. The clergy present at the funeral included Very Rev. P. Harris, P.P., Naas, Very Rev. J. Bennett, P.P., Caragh, Very Rev. G. Brophy, S.C.F., Curragh Camp, Rev. T. Hogan, C.C., Bansha, Rev. Fr. McCabe, C.C., Eadestown and Rev. L. Newman, C.C., Naas, who officiated at the grave-side.

Mr. Grehan, whose wife, Irene, died in 1955, is survived by his sons, James and Jack; brothers, Ger, Naas U.D.C., James, Naas; sisters Mrs. J. S. Kerr, Clones, Mrs. P. Finnegan, Mrs. J. Hogan, and Mrs. M. Rafferty, all Naas; nephews, nieces and other relatives.



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