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    Commodore W.J. Liam Brett

    Commodore W.J. Liam Brett R.I.P. 1929 - 2015


    The death has taken place of Commodore (Retired) Liam Brett, former Flag Officer Commanding the Naval Service. Commodore Brett was instrumental in the expansion of the Naval Service beginning with the L.É. DEIRDRE in the early 1970s. He was pivotal in the operations to detain the "Claudia" and the "Marita Anne" IRA gun running ships in the 70s and 80s, and also the Aer Lingus Viscount and the Air India recovery operations in his earlier years before commanding the Naval Service as Flag Officer until 1990. He retired from the Naval Service after a 44 year career and is survived by his four children, son in law and five grand children.


    Brett (Glounthaune, Co. Cork and formerly of Lucan, Co. Dublin and Cappauniac, Cahir, Co Tipperary) : On February 20th, 2015, (peacefully), surrounded by his family, in the tender and compassionate care of the Sisters, nursing and care staff of Bon Secours Care Village, Mount Desert, Cork, Commodore (Rtd) LIAM (WILLIAM JOHN) loving husband of the late Eileen (nee Twomey) and dear father of Bríd, Denise, Martin and Joseph. He will be sorely missed for his love, life and leadership by his children, son-in-law Seán, grandchildren Róisín, Deirdre and Gearóid Cottrell, Amy and Richard Brett, nieces, nephews, relatives and a wide circle of neighbours and friends. Reception prayers this Saturday evening at 7.00pm in the Sacred Heart Church, Glounthaune. Requiem Mass on Monday at 11.00am followed by burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Little Island. Strictly no flowers at Liam's request. Donations in lieu to the R.N.L.I.

    "Solas geal na bhFlaitheas ar a anam dilis".

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    May the Lord Jesus have mercy on him and may he rest in peace.

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