Comdt Peter Riordan RIP


ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Commandant Peter Riordan late of Kill, Naas and Clane, County Kildare. Peacefully, on Saturday, 8th May 2021, at the age of 90, after a short illness at Naas General Hospital. Beloved husband to Terry Healy Riordan. Sadly missed by his loving sister Peg, children and stepson, Martin, Deirdre, Paul, Laura, Shane, Michael, Fergal, Ronan and Justin; Edward, sons-in-law, daughters in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbours and a wide circle of friends. Predeceased by his wife Eithne (2006), and sons Stephen (1978) and Bernard (2019).

Peter Riordan was commissioned into the Defence Forces as a direct entry officer on 24 April 1961 and served in 2 Field Engineer Company, Depot Engineers and as an instructor in the Command and Staff School in the Military College. He served overseas as Captain Engineer Officer with 13 Infantry Group with the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus from September 1969 to April 1970. In 2012 Peter was named Carer of the Year.

Due to current Government guidelines a private family funeral will take place. The funeral cortège will leave The George Mullins Funeral Home, Kilcullen Road, Naas on Wednesday 12th May at 10.15am, passing by his former home in Meadow Court, Naas, to arrive at the Saint Brigid’s Catholic Church, Kill for Funeral Mass at 11am. Those who would like to join the funeral service remotely can do so on

Peter will be laid to rest at The Abbey Cemetery in Clane (Friary Graveyard).

Members may wish to leave personal messages in the ‘Condolences’ section of Peter’s death notice on –!photo

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