Owner of legendary Tony’s Bistro passed away yesterday

May he rest in peace.

Tributes have been pouring in since the news broke that John O’Connor Sr passed away yesterday.

John O’Connor Sr founded Tony’s Bistro over 25 years ago, an iconic restaurant on North Main Street best known for its legendary breakfasts.

John passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday in the Mercy hospital, surrounded by his family members.

John O’Connor Sr of Tony’s Bistro

Taking to the Tony’s Bistro Facebook page to make the announcement, John’s family wrote:

“It is with the heaviest of hearts we type this post. Today we said farewell to Tony’s Bistro’s founder our Dad John O’Connor (senior). Tony’s Bistro will Close tomorrow Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd March. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.”

Mr O’Connor, who previously ran Fermoy’s Fifty-Nine Club, has been described as a ‘true gent, with one customer commenting “John was a gent of a man, always hard-working and may he rest in peace.”

Funeral arrangements for John O’Connor Sr can be found below:

Reposing in Coburg Street Funeral Home, of Jerh. O’Connor Ltd. on Tuesday (March 22nd) from 4.00pm to 5.00pm followed by removal to St. Patrick’s Church, Whitechurch arriving for 6.00pm.

Requiem Mass at 11.00am on Wednesday (March 23rd)

Funeral afterwards to St Catherine’s Cemetery, Kilcully.

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