Sean Purcell

Condolence Book for

Sean Purcell

Fairview, Dublin / Mooncoin, Kilkenny

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A pleasure to know you, Sean. We travelled in time at the subs desk and environs at The Irish Press for almost two decades. You were sharp observer of the written word and kind counsellor with the spoken one. I liked your calm build-up of a story, gathering together all the facts and then proceeding to detonate it with raucous laughter. I will always look back on that era with fondness. Rest yourself.
— Sean Mannion
Sean was a great mentor back in the days when headlines were counted in ems and ens. He had a great sense of mischief especially in letting an idiot like me be a stone-sub in the Irish Press often when the compositors were in fine fettle. In later years it was a pleasure to meet him on the street for a quick chat when he was in the Times and I in the Indo.
— Gerald FLYNN
Condolences to Sean’s family. He was a wise and resourceful man, with an irreverent and sometimes mischievous sense of humour, and a deep sense of kindness. He was the most generous of colleagues.
Donncha Ó Muirithe
— Donncha Ó Muirithe
A privilege - and more than that, great fun - to work with Sean and the other two Seans, Conway and O hEalai (RIP) in the Press. And with Sean P again for a second round in The Irish Times. A friend, father figure and highly enjoyable purveyor of sometimes wicked humour to a multitude of younger colleagues.
— Enda O'Doherty
So sorry to hear of Sean's passing. A wonderful mentor on the subs desk in The Irish Press, an outstanding newspaper person, great eye for a headline and thorough to the last. Inside and outside work he was always fun to be around, full of sharp wit. Ní bheidh a leithéid arís ann.
Sincere sympathies to his family. He will be missed.
— Ronan Dodd, Nenagh
Sincere Sympathy to the Purcell family on the sad passing of Sean, May he rest in Peace.
— John and Margaret Walsh, Grange, Mooncoin.
Condolences to Sean's family. I was saddened to hear of his death. I worked with Sean for many years in The Irish Times, in the old Fleet Street building. He was meticulous in his work and outside of that, he was mischievous and fun, with a wicked sense of humour. I can still see the twinkle in his eye. He is missed.
— Clodagh Haugh
Hard to process such a passing, with so many kind encounters to ponder afresh. Indeed, a kind, sharp and puckishly humoured man, and treated master and novice the same in his chief sub's role. Condolences to all family members and friends
— Enda Sheppard
Deepest sympathy to the Purcell family on the death of sean may he rest in peace
— Bill and brigid mcgrath
I was lucky enough to work with Sean for many years in the Irish Press and Irish Times. He was a great newspaper man of the old school and top of the class. He'll be missed. Condolences to his family and Phyllis.
— Noel Costello
Even the good guys have gotta go sometime. A huge loss.
We spent many long, happy, delightful hours working , drinking, yapping, going to hurling matches.
A wonderful companion and friend. Never a dull moment. Always sharp and cheerful.
— Sean Conway
Very sorry to hear of Sean's passing. I have many fond memories from our Irish Press days. May he rest in peace.
— Paddy Butler
I remember Sean in the Irish Press as a kind person and an absolute gentleman, who welcomed a novice sub-editor and made me feel at ease. He made it a pleasure to come to work every day. My deepest sympathy to all his family, neighbours, friends and colleagues.
— Peigin Doyle
So sad to hear of Sean's death.It is truely the end of an era.Many memories of parties in No 48.May Sean rest in peace.Sympathy to all the family.
— Noreen Barron nee Kelly
My condolences to Seán's family. May he rest in pece.
— Hugh McFadden
very sorry to hear of sean s passing .may he rest in peace
— jim griffiths late irish press library
Sincere Symphaty to the Purcell Family on the passing of Sean May He Rest in Peace
— Walter Crowley
Condolences to Seán's family on his passing. Seán was a cherished colleague in the Irish Press and Irish Times, a feisty presence, witty and warm. He'll be missed.
— Mary Morrissy
Sincere condolences to the family of Sean. A gentleman with a lovely smile and always time to talk. May he rest in peace.
— Kay O'Connor (Formerly Windsor Ave)
Our sincere condolences to John, Paul and April on the passing of Sean. May heaven be his bed. RIP.
— Seamus and Teresa Hennessy.
Sincere sympathy to Phyllis and all of the Purcell family on the death of Sean. May he rest in peace.
Formerly of 39,Windsor Ave.
— Fiona and Mary Phelan
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