Siege Of Jadotville Survivor To Be Laid To Rest Next Week

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The Athlone man passed away on Tuesday at 90-years-of-age.

A Siege of Jadotville survivor is due to be laid to rest next week.

Athlone's Geoffrey Cuffe passed away on Tuesday, at the age of 90.

He's being remembered as a humble, considerate, and quiet spoken Irish United Nations veteran, and was one of the survivors of repeated attacks from a force of 5,000 in the Congo in 1961.

His funeral mass is due to take place at St. Mary's Church in Athlone on Monday morning at 10.30am.

Geoffrey is survived by his daughter Jean and sons, Liam and Geoffrey.

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