President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins has expressed his sadness at the passing of Mrs Mary Keane – the wife of John B Keane – yesterday.
He said “anyone who had the privilege of knowing Mrs Keane will remember her great generosity and her warm welcome to Listowel”.
The President also drew reference to John B. Keane and how he spoke of the support Mrs. Keane provided to him in his work.
President Higgins revealed that he and Mrs Keane had spoken in recent months before extending his sympathies to the Keane family.
Mrs. Mary Keane will repose at O’Carroll’s Funeral Home today from 4pm with removal at 7pm to St Michael’s Church, Listowel.