Tributes have been paid following the death of popular and well-known Donegal Town businessman, Pat Britton.
Pat, the founder of Britton Insurance, passed away on Wednesday.
Pat passed away peacefully, with family by his side, after a hard-fought battle with cancer.
A native of Ballyshannon, he carved his legacy in the Donegal Town business community over the last 50 years through his insurance brokerage.
He was a community-focused man, a “true gent” and a loving husband, father and grandfather.
A family tribute says: “Pat was a true gent whether from behind a desk or at his bar stool in various fine establishments throughout Donegal Town.
“Pat has had many passions throughout his life, Donegal being a major part of it. An avid philanthropist, Pat also loved show jumping, running, rowing, rugby, golf – basically, if he could support sport and local clubs he was on board.
“He will be greatly missed by family, friends, his staff, colleagues and many acquaintances he made throughout his 70+ years. He was loved and will be truly remembered by all.”
Funeral Mass for Pat Britton will take place on Sunday 11th September.
His remains will repose at Gallagher’s Funeral Home, Station Road, Mountcharles, (eircode F94 WN24), on Saturday, 10th September, from 2pm until 6pm. Removal from there on Sunday morning, travelling via his business premises on Tirchonaill St., Donegal Town, going to St. Mary’s Church, Killymard, for 11am funeral Mass, with burial afterwards in the local cemetery. House strictly private, please.
May he rest in peace.