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Champion of the underdog John Devane dies at home

first_imgLimerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick solicitor John Devane – remembered as champion of the underdogLIMERICK’S legal world is in mourning this Monday after the tragic and shocking death of one of the city’s most prominent solicitors in John Devane.The 54-year-old solicitor died overnight at his home in Blackwater, Ardnacrusha and was found on Sunday morning.Mr Devane’s remains were brought to University Hospital Limerick for a post mortem examination before being released to his family.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Janesboro native, who entered the legal world later in life after graduating from UCC as a mature student, represented many notable defendants over his career and was well known for giving everyone a fighting chance in a trait that made him one of the most well known solicitors in Limerick.More recently, Mr Devane had suffered a number of health setbacks but in 2016 returned to work after an 18 month stint recovering from a number of medical conditions.Earlier this year, Mr Devane was encouraged as he no longer required the use of a wheel chair to aid him at Limerick District Court and returned with a crutch or stick and in recent weeks managed to shed the need for those also.Despite his medical setbacks, Mr Devane was always upbeat and ready to do battle in court where he loved the cut and thrust of the law and a trait, amongst many, he will be remembered by his friends and colleagues alike.John Devane is survived by his wife Julieann, daughters Jemma and Jessica, brother of the late Tony and Michael, sisters Márie, Áine, Joan and Paula.Reposing at Thompson’s Funeral Home, Thomas Street on Wednesday evening from 5.30pm to 8pm.Removal to St Patrick’s Church, Parteen on Thursday for Requiem Mass at 12 noon followed by burial in St. Brendan’s Cemetery, Milltown, Dingle, Co Kerry.Ar dheis dé go raibh a anam. Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter WhatsApp NewsBreaking newsChampion of the underdog John Devane dies at homeBy Staff Reporter – May 15, 2017 1534 Linkedin Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live center_img Previous articleLimerick residents have no faith in factory self-monitoringNext articleLimerick Solicitor shortlisted for Irish Law Awards Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Advertisement Print Facebook TAGSjohn devanelimerick Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Emaillast_img read more