As briefly reported the death took place at his residence Turlough Road, Castlebar on January 23rd of Joseph (Josie) Livingstone. His passing after a short illness removed from the town one of its best known personalities.
Only child of Anthony and Mary Ann Livingstone he was born in Castle Street in 1922, the family moving soon after to Newantrim Street.
After leaving school he emigrated to England working in the coalmines in Yorkshire for a time. Returning to Castlebar he was apprenticed to Tony Brett, the renowned painter and decorator.
In 1949 he set up business on his own. His expertise and workmanship soon won for him many contracts especially with the Board of Works and Texaco Oil Company and in later years with Baxter Healthcare. During the winter periods Josie sought work far from home. He retired in 1988 with his son Pat continuing the proud family decorating and painting tradition.