Kildare community mourns after sudden death of ‘charming’ Credit Union CEO Mark Bailey

A community in Kildare mourns after the sudden death of its ‘charming’ Credit Union CEO Mark Bailey

The Celbridge man died at the private Mater Hospital on January 15.

Mark, who was CEO of Celbridge District Credit Union, was described as a “charming gentleman” by those who knew him.

The credit union will be closed on Wednesday to honor Mark’s memory and allow colleagues to attend his funeral at Clontarf and Scots Presbyterian Church.

The announcement was made by Mark’s colleague, Pat Grant, who said on Facebook: “It is with great sadness that we announce the untimely passing of our CEO, Mark Bailey.

“His family, friends and colleagues are all in our thoughts and prayers at this very sad time.

“Our office will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, closed all day on Wednesday and will reopen Thursday morning at 10 a.m., as a sign of respect for Mark and also to allow Mark’s colleagues to attend his funeral.

Sincerely, The Board of Directors of Celbridge District Credit Union Ltd.

Supporters showed up en masse in the comments to pay their respects to Mark.

One person said: “I’m sorry to hear of Mark’s sad passing. Mark was a lovely person and had a very kind and gentle way about him.

“To his family, friends and co-workers, my condolences to all of you. May Mark rest in peace.”

Another person said: “Very sad to hear. He was a gentleman. My condolences to his family and colleagues. He will be greatly missed.”

A third person added: “So sad to hear this. Such a lovely man. So respectful and soft spoken. He will be greatly missed. RIP. Condolences to all his family and colleagues.”

A notice on reads: “Mark Bailey has passed away suddenly in the care of Mater Private Hospital. Beloved father of Matthew and Andrew, cherished son of Noel and Myrtle, loving partner of Carol, dear brother of Yvonne, Sylvia, David and devoted grandfather of Jay and Harry.

“Lovingly remembered by his uncle Francis, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family, friends and co-workers. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.”

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