Author: Irish Family | Date: 20 February 2019
Dr. J. A. George Irish was the composer of the musical score of the Montserrat National Song “Motherland”, Recipient of the Order of Excellence, the author of 32 books, founder and Musical Director of the Montserrat Emerald Community Singers, founder of Leeward Islands Debating Competition, founder of the Montserrat Allied Workers Union. Additionally, during his distinguished career, Dr. Irish served as Chair of the Spanish Department at the UWI (Mona), Executive Director of the Caribbean Research Center, Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, President of the Caribbean Diaspora Press Inc. and the Caribbean American Foundation.
Dr. George Irish, passed at age of 76 on February 12, 2019. He leaves to mourn:
his wife: Joy Irish,
his children: Ken, Ayanna, Jaja [pronounced Jah-Ha], Gershom, Adelle, and Johnathon
his grandchildren: Kenia [pronounced: Kenya], Kenese [pronounced: Ken-eese], Aaron, Ariadne, Alexandre and Gracie,
his sister: Marsha (Alice),
his brothers: Ivon, Fred and Glen,
his nieces and nephews: Valerie, Beverley, Vivienne, Kealan, Iesha, Johan [pronounced: Yo-han], Tony,
his Uncle: Dennis
his Step-Father: Fred
cousins: Ruth, Olga, Sylvia, Leah, Iona and siblings, the Sweeneys, Geralds and Weekes
extended family members, countless friends, colleagues and former students.
Individuals and organizations wishing to submit written tributes to be included in the program are asked to submit them to Mrs. Vera Weekes @ Veraweekes@gmail.com no later than Friday, February 22nd , 2019.
February 28, 2019 Wake: 6:00 – 9:00pm
Location: McCall’s Bronxwood Funeral Home
4035 Bronxwood Avenue,
Bronx NY 10466
March 1, 2019 Viewing and Tributes: 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Celebration of Life Service: 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Location: Bethel Gospel Assembly
2-26 E120 Street
(Bet Fifth and Madison)
New York, NY 10035
March 2, 2019 Internment 9:30am – 12:00pm
Repass 12:30pm – 3:30pm
The family request that no flowers be sent. Instead, donations to the LIDC Foundation Inc. in his honor would be happily received. Mail-in Address:
LIDC Foundation Inc.
C/o Dr. Ruth Allen
Manjack, PO Box 5
Montserrat, West Indies