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John Dunford

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John Dunford

Corbawn Close, Shankill, Dublin / Castlebar, Mayo

John Dunford of Corbawn Close, Shankill, and formerly of Castlebar and sometimes Lanzarote, died peacefully on the 18th November, 2023 surrounded by his loving family in the Blackrock Hospice.

Predeceased by his parents Stephen and Bernie, his brothers Steve and Tom, and nephew Kevin.

John lived every minute of his life to the full and was a generous, loving man who will be deeply missed by his wife Hilly, daughters Becky, Hannah, Katy and Emily, sons-in-law Niall and Craig, grandchildren Shay, Jude and Sid, brother Chuck, sister Derval, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, his entire extended family and many close friends.


John’s career was varied and successful, including playing a leading role in the Irish music scene, teaching and lecturing, and a stretch as a salty sea captain.

Reposing at Colliers Funeral Home, Old Connaught Avenue, Bray, on Wednesday (22nd November) from 4.00pm to 6.00pm, all welcome.


At John’s request, his funeral will take place privately. House strictly private.

We kindly request no flowers but if you would like to make a contribution, then all donations, if so wished, would be greatly appreciated by Blackrock Hospice, who provided wonderful care for John in his final days.


The family would like to thank you for your cooperation and consideration at this difficult time. For those who cannot attend in person, please feel free to leave a message of sympathy in the Condolence Book on the bottom of this page.


Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam


Date Published:

Monday 20th November 2023

Date of Death:

Saturday 18th November 2023

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