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Brother Joe Cleary RIP

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Brother Joe Cleary SJ died in Cherryfield on 9 October, aged 91. A native of Ringsend, Dublin, he had a variety of jobs before entering the Jesuits at the age of 27: 3 years egg-testing and store work, 8 years delivering groceries, four of them by horse and cart, and four driving a lorry. He was a keen soccer-player, a member of St John’s Ambulance, and, during the Emergency, of the Local Defence Force. As a Jesuit he will be remembered above all for his long record of care of the sick, and his cheerful, kindly disposition – he was always good company and will be sorely missed. God be good to him.