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Late-Lance-Dowling-002Larry (Lance) Dowling, Castlemore, Tullow, Co. Carlow, passed away peacefully on Friday 3 January, surrounded by his loving family at University Hospital, Waterford. He was aged 71 years. Lanced worked with various engineering firms before forming his own company, South East Aluminium, installing windows and doors as well as manufacturing wrought iron gates and spiral staircases. A sample of the latter work can be seen in SS Peter and Paul’s Church in Ballon.
Lance married Theresa Connick from Enniscorthy in 1970 and the couple had six children, four sons and two daughters. Car rallying was his main sporting interest but he also played squash in Rathoe for several years.
His remains reposed at his home before being removed to St Patrick’s Church, Rathoe on Sunday 5 January for Requiem Mass, followed by burial in adjoining cemetery.
Lance is survived by his wife Theresa, sons Laurence (England), Fergus (Ballon), Mark (Carlow) and Cyril (England); daughters Wendy Walsh (Ballintemple) and Geraldine Kinsella (South Carolina) and by his sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, 15 grandchildren, brothers Seamus and David, sister Anne, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts Tess and Shelia, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.