Tributes paid to ‘very popular’ Dublin firefighter heroes after their deaths

Dublin Firefighters have paid tribute to two retired firefighters, Patrick ‘Joe’ Davis and John Duff, who both sadly passed away this week.

Taking to social media, Dublin Firefighters wrote: “It is with great sadness this week that we learned of the passing of two retired firefighters Patrick ‘Joe’ Davis and John Duff.

“Joe retired over 30 years ago, John more recently.

“The two very popular FF in service and in retirement Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha.”

Joe was from Coolock in Dublin and served for many years before retiring 30 years ago.

He is predeceased by his wife Kay, sadly missed by his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family, neighbors and former colleagues

Meanwhile, John was from Terenure and he recently retired. He died peacefully at Hospice Notre-Dame, Harold’s Cross on Wednesday.

He is sadly missed by his wife Louise, his children, his grandson, his extended family and many friends, in particular all of his colleagues in the Dublin Fire Department.

Friends and colleagues from across Dublin paid tribute to the two brave heroes.

One person said, “May they both rest in peace. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamach.

Another said, “Rest in peace to two good men.”

A third said: “Rest in peace Joe and John, two lovely men. Fantastic firefighters, we will miss you both.”

A fourth said: “True heroes, may you both rest in peace.”

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