Castleknock College Union

Pat Britton, class '66

Sep 8, 2022
Pat Britton, class '66 -

The Union was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Pat Britton (class '66), brother of Derry (class '62), and the late Ernan (class '65).

The death has occurred of Pat Britton. It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of Pat Britton, Donegal Town, originally from Ballyshannon. Pat passed away peacefully, with family by his side, after a hard fought battle with cancer. Beloved husband to Mary (his current wife as he would call her for the past 50+ years), worshiped father to Tara (Scott), Greg (Lynsey), Nikola (Jamie) and Lynette (David), doted grandfather to 10 wonderfully behaved grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents Pat & Una Britton and brother Ernan.

Pat leaves behind a legacy within Donegal Town and beyond. Founder and master of Britton Insurance, which recently celebrated 50 years in business; community focused, Pat was a true gent whether from behind a desk or at his bar stool in various fine establishments throughout Donegal Town. Pat has had many passions throughout his life, Donegal being a major part of it. An avid philanthropist, Pat also loved show jumping, running, rowing, rugby, golf - basically, if he could support sport and local clubs he was on board. He will be greatly missed by family, friends, his staff, colleagues and many acquaintances he made throughout his 70+ years. He was loved and will be truly remembered by all.

May He Rest In Peace

His remains will repose at Gallagher’s Funeral Home, Station Road, Mountcharles, (eircode F94 WN24), on Saturday, 10th September, from 2pm until 6pm. Removal from there on Sunday morning, travelling via his business premises on Tirchonaill St., Donegal Town, going to St. Mary’s Church, Killymard, for 11am funeral Mass, with burial afterwards in the local cemetery. House strictly private, please.

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