It was with sadness that the news spread of the death of Michael John Costello of Mirah. A member of a popular farming family, Michael John was a great neighbour and friend. He was a great judge of livestock and worked hard on the family farm. Michael John was faced with a serious illness almost 15 years ago and battled bravely to overcome the setback. Life went on for the popular Mirah native and he enjoyed life at a slower scale, but his advice was at all times well thought out and carefully listened to. Michael John had a passionate interest in hurling and proudly watched his late brother Pakie play a major role in Turloughmore’s golden era in the 60s. In more recent times, the TV games were a major part of his life and he enjoyed them immensely. Above all else John was a wonderful family man and having lived in the old Costello home with his wife Mary, Michael John gave great care to his parents as well as treasuring his children.
It was a huge blow when Michael John and Mary lost their eldest daughter shortly after her first birthday. In more recent years Michael John cherished his time with his grandchildren Adam and Mischa.
The remains of Michael John were removed from Lackagh Mortuary Chapel to the Church of Our Lady of Knock, Lackagh. Following Requiem Mass celebrated by Fr Gussie O’Brien, who was joined by Fr John Dunleavy SMA, burial took place in Lackagh Cemetery.
Michael John is survived by his wife Mary, son John, daughter Liz and son-in-law Roger, grandchildren Adam and Mischa, brothers Joe and Jimmy, sisters Chrissie and Kitty, in-laws, uncle, aunt, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.