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Virginia and others - there will be a viewing at Friel's Funeral Chapel 
Friday night from 6 until 8.  The funeral will be at St. Joseph's Church in 
Miltown Malbay at 1pm Saturday followed by burial in the Ballard Road 
Cemetery in MM.  We will miss him.

Judy Walsh
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Virginia Blankenhorn" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2007 6:30 PM
Subject: Re: Tom Munnelly


> Tom honored me by inviting me to co-teach the song seminars at the Willie
> Clancy week for two years in the mid-eighties. These weeks are among my
> happiest memories -- Tom was such fun to be with, always looking for a
> laugh, always ready to skewer silly ideas -- but always (at least in 
> class)
> with tact and kindness.  It was no mean achievement to win the trust and
> regard of both the traditional communities in which he worked and the
> academic world - especially the latter, given his intolerance for hot air.
> Irish traditional song has been uncommonly blessed in having Tom as its
> chief champion and advocate, and I am so sad that heaven claimed him 
> before
> I could see him again.
>
> Has anyone heard about funeral arrangements?  Never mind the welcome he's
> sure to get on the Other Side -- he deserves a glorious send-off here 
> first.
>
> Virginia Blankenhorn
>
> On 8/30/07, Johnson Thomas <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
>> So sorry to hear of Tom Munnelly's passing. Peter Laban at Miltown this
>> year mentioned Tom's brave battle against his illness. My condolences to
>> Tom's family and friends.
>>
>> Thomas Johnson
>>
>