It is with great sadness I write this note, having just learnt of Jim's death.
Although we had not spoken in many years, regrettably , Jim was a good man. We met doing volunteer service together every Friday night in Manhattan for many years. He was a likable chap from day one, full of humor , love of life and a caring and understanding nature. His love and involvement of family life set him apart from so many and endeared him to me." Jimmy Boy " as I called him, attended my wedding in Ireland in 95', and stole the show. He somehow managed to get into every photo, head cocked, teeth flashing with a sly grin. He loved meeting the other newspaper men in attendance from Australia and Ireland, there stories, tit for tat, kept us in hysterics for days. Our hearts go to Sammy and Luke.
Annette, Conor, Nell, Grace and Tim McKenna.