The late James (Seamus) Nugent Photo courtesy of farengabrothersfuneralhome.com
The funeral of former Kildare player and Ballyteague native, James (Seamus) Nugent is due to take place in New York today.
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The talented footballer passed away at the age of 77 on October 18. He is the beloved husband of Nora (nee Duffy) and father to Jennifer, James and Sean, and grandfather to James. He is also survived by his siblings, Sr. Margaret Nugent, Kathleen Evans and Patrick Nugent.
Seamus had been living in Yonkers, New York, but was originally from Grange Clare Kilmeague. His funeral mass will be held today, Tuesday, October 23 at St. Paul the Apostle Church, Yonkers, NY.
A special memorial mass will take place in Allen Church this Sunday, October 28 at 10.30am.
Ballyteague GFC said he was one of the club's greatest players ever.
"A great exponent of football playing with St Mary's, Ballyteague, Kildare and New York. Our thoughts and prayers to his family at this sad time," it said on Twitter.
Former Kildare footballer Johnny Doyle also paid tribute to him.
The very sad news from New York one of our greatest players Seamus Nugent at the young age of 77 has passed away. A great exponent of football playing with St Mary's, Ballyteague, Kildare and New York. Our thoughts and prayers to his family at this sad time. May he Rest In Peace.— Ballyteague GFC (@ballyteaguegfc) October 19, 2018
Sad to hear of the passing of former Kildare and Ballyteague player, Seamus Nugent, aged 77. May he rest in peace. @ballyteaguegfc— Kildaregaa365 (@kildaregaa365) October 19, 2018
Very sad to hear of the passing of former @ballyteaguegfc and @KildareGAA footballer Seamus Nugent. Had the pleasure of his company on several occasions in New York. Condolences to Nora and the family #truegeal #Gent— John Doyle (@johnnydoyle78) October 19, 2018