Con Kennedy RIP

Con Kennedy RIP
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‘The friend of man, the friend of truth,
The friend of age and guide of youth’

Our dear friend Con Kennedy passed away suddenly on November 30th 2015. Con was involved with the school for many, many years and served on the Board of Management right up to the time of his death. He always encouraged positive interactions, constructive feedback and his sustained support was appreciated by all in St Audoen’s.

Con was known throughout Dublin 8 and he will always be remembered for his commitment to the community but in particular in the Oliver Bond. He worked hard to make our community a better place for children and young people. Many will fondly remember the ‘Summer Project’ and the happy days spent together.

Not only was Con a member of the BOM, he was also very involved in events in St Audoen’s. Who could forget those hurling trips and school tours with all that noisy ‘singing’ and the radio on full blast! Con would play his favourite cd’s – Tony Christie’s ‘Is This The Way To Amarillo’ was definitely played more than once or twice! He often entertained us with stories from ‘the old days’, he had a great memory and there were many laughs shared over the years. Con will always be remembered in St Audoen’s with great affection; for being a good, kind and gentle man who cared a lot. Rest in Peace Con, you will be truly missed.

We extend our deepest sympathy to Marie and all of the Kennedy family.

 

The school is currently fundraising for a defibrillator. Our efforts to fundraise for this life saving equipment will be a tribute to our good friend Con. His kind heart will always be remembered as we keep our heart’s safe.

Sudden Cardiac Death Syndrome can strike anyone, anywhere, at any time and in most cases without warning. Unlike other health problems of this magnitude it is treatable. The cure for most cases of sudden cardiac arrest is immediate treatment with a defibrillator. If a defibrillator is “on-site” within two minutes there is an 80% chance of survival.

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