He passed away in St Francis's Hospice, Blanchardstown, on Tuesday.
Mr Grimes was a former chairman of Kells Town Council and a commited trade unionist. He will be best remembered for his involvement in the Jim Connell memorial event in Crossakiel, commemorating the author of 'The Red Flag', and since his retirement, offered advice on workers' rights on an informal basis through Kells People's Resource Centre.
Tommy is survived by his wife Ann, daughters Helen, Gillian, Laura, son Alan, sister Lil, Rosemary, Patricia, Jane, Phil and Ann, brother Christy, grandchildren Ceaillaigh, Evan, Sophia, Jack, Caitlin, Larragh, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, nephews, nieces and a very large circle of family and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Tommy and Mary, and his brother Pa.
He will repose at his home today, Wednesday 23rd March, from 4.30pm until 10pm, with removal from residence on Thursday at 12 noon to arrive at St Colmcille's Church, Kells for Funeral Liturgy at 12.30pm, followed by burial in St Colmcille's Cemetery.
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