Former Mayor dies aged 87

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FORMER Mayor of Limerick, Clem Casey died in the early hours of Friday morning.
He was Mayor of the city in 1980/81 and was the oldest living former Mayor of the city.
The well-known businessman ran the family’s fishmonger’s store where he grew up in Roches Street until his retirement. He was also a former president of Young Munster Rugby Club. He served on the Limerick Harbour Commission and became chairman in the mid 1990s.

Clem Casey was involved in Young Munsters Rugby Football Club both as a player and a member.  In 1955 he was elected president of the club, and held the position for a further three years.
Becoming president of the Munster Branch of the IRFU In 1969 his fascination in the sporting and political life of Limerick continued throughout his life.
He is survived by wife Marie, sons, daughters and extended family.
His remains will repose at Thompson’s Funeral Home on Sunday evening with removal at 6pm to St Joseph’s Church.
Requiem mass will be on Monday morning at 10.30am with burial afterwards to Mount St. Lawrence Cemetery.