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John Joe Cawley

Carshalton, England & formerly of Ballycummin, Easkey, Co. Sligo.

7 Dec, 2022

Peacefully after a brave fight against illness in Hospital, 7th December 2022

John Joe, Predeceased by Parents Daniel (Dan) and Sarah, Brothers Michael and Liam, Sister in Law Noreen may they all RIP.

John Joe (JJ), will greatly missed and remembered with Love by his wife of 57 years Cathy, His children Brendan, Siobhan and John; Daughters in Law Joanna and Alacoque; His beloved Grandchildren Calum, Charlie, Evan, Josh and Conor; His Sisters Maureen (Hayes, England), Monica (Fallthurteen, Dromard); His remaining Brothers Donal (Ilford, England), Kieran (Ballycummin, Easkey), Cathal (Clonsilla, Dublin) and Seamus (Ballina, Mayo). JJ as he is affectionately known as by the younger generation will also be missed by his Nieces, Nephews, remaining Brother and Sisters in Law and the extended family. REST IN PEACE

Reposing at his brother, Kieran’s residence, Ballycummin, Easkey, on Tuesday evening for family, relatives and friends.

Funeral will arrive to St. James Church, Easkey on Wednesday morning for 11am Requiem Mass followed by burial in Roslea Cemetery, Easkey. John Joe’s funeral Mass will be live streamed on

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  1. Deepest sympathy to the Cawley family on the death of John Joe.

  2. John Cawley joined Buxted Construction in April 1997, and stayed with us until he retired in July 2013.
    He soon became a Foreman and ran several jobs for us. He worked hard and cared a lot about his work and always tried to do the best possible job.
    One site, that he ran was for the construction of a new roundabout at the entrance to Earlswood Hospital. This was on a very busy road where the traffic and particularly ambulances, had to be kept running at all times. There were also many live services which, if broken, would have caused massive disruption to the hospital.
    John carried out this job with his normal great care and attention to detail, and it was completed on time with very few hiccups, despite the difficulties involved.

    Later on, when John had trouble standing all day, he became a full time machine driver. He was exceptionally careful and I cannot recall that he ever broke a service, despite carrying out excavations in some very difficult places.

    John was always cheerful and willing and he was a pleasure to work with.

    He will be fondly remembered by all who knew him at Buxted construction.

    Bob Ruthven
    Chairman Buxted Construction

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