Laois business pays tribute to long-serving 'most loyal' staff member after sad passing

Michelle Hogan

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Michelle Hogan

Laois business pays tribute to long-serving staff member after sad passing

The late Jacko (John) Murphy

A well-known Laois bar and restaurant has paid tribute to one of its longest-serving staff members following his sad passing.

Treacy's Bar and Restaurant in The Heath has shared a touching tribute to their friend, Jacko (John) Murphy who was part of their team for almost three decades. 

Mr Murphy sadly passed away peacefully at St James Hospital Dublin following an illness. Deeply regretted by his loving family, relatives and friends.

"We are deeply saddened at Treacy's at the loss of our Jacko (John) Murphy. The most loyal member of the team for nearly 30 years, Jacko was one of our first chefs when the restaurant opened, and he worked with us right up until his illness and quick passing early Sunday morning.

"Known to all the local, customers, suppliers, delivery drivers and hundreds of staff down through the years, he will be greatly missed by all of us at Treacy's," they said.

Requiem Mass was held for Mr Murphy at St Michael's Church Portarlington on Tuesday followed by burial at St Michael's Cemetery Portarlington.

Picture: Treacy's Bar and Restaurant on Facebook. 

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