Former Dáil Deputy and Clontarf GP, Pat Lee, laid to rest


by Rose Barrett
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Tributes have poured in following the death notice of former FG TD for Dubin Central, Pat Lee who died earlier this week. His funeral mass was hosted this morning at St Anthony’s Church, Clontarf followed by burial at Balgriffin Cemetery.

Deputy Richard Burton stated: “I am very saddened to learn of the death of Pat Lee, family doctor and local TD. Pat gave a lifetime of committed service to our local community. He helped countless numbers of people along the way.

“Although a native of Longford, he won the affection and loyalty of the people of Dublin whom he served so well, especially the community of Fairview/Marino.”

He continued: “As a public representative, he was fearless in support of the community which he represented. He made a great contribution to public life and to the Fine Gael Party. I offer my sincere sympathy to his family on their great loss.”

He first stood for election as a FG candidate at the 1987 general election for the Dublin Central constituency but was not elected until 1989 when he served until 1992. 

The former GP and Dáil deputy died peacefully in the care of the Mater Hospital surrounded by his loving family.  Very sadly missed by his loving children Jennifer, Madeleine, Paddy, Oonagh and their mother Ita, daughter-in-law Julie-Ann, sons-in-law Enda, Tony and Brian, sister Maura and brother Gerry, also remembering his late sister Madeleine and brother Jimmy.  

His death notice on stated the late Dr Lee would be fondly remembered by his 14 grandchildren, Isabel, Joe, Ruth, Tom, Hannah, Jane, David, Harry, Matthew, Jack, Patrick, Annie, Tess and Alice, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family, friends and neighbours.

Tender condolences and tributes were made on, among them, “Due to the sad passing of Pat, we have lost a great friend and a truly excellent doctor. Throughout the years, he looked after three generations of our family with the greatest of professional care. We extend our sincere condolences to Ita, Jennifer, Madeleine, Paddy, Oonagh and the extended Lee family. Pat will be greatly missed but never forgotten. May he rest in peace, amen” – Pat, Mary and Anne Hourican.

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