Damien’s wife Mary, Daughters Catherine and Bernadette (B), son Patrick and the entire family circle wish to thank all those who sympathised with them during their recent bereavement.
To all our wonderful family, friends, and kind neighbours whose help and support was invaluable over the wake and funeral and indeed throughout Damien’s life.
Thank you to all the many people who attended the wake and funeral, brought mass and sympathy cards, telephoned messaged or posted online their expression of sympathy we assure you these were all greatly appreciated.
Thanks also to the many individuals and businesses who brought gifts of food to the house, we especially thank all those who made and served tea and helped in many other ways.
Special word of thanks to the Medical Team at Craigavon Area Hospital who cared for Damien and supported us as a family, in particular Nurse Chloe and Dr Cathy.
Gratitude to Fr Peter McAnenly for his pastoral care over this difficult time and for celebrating a beautiful and fitting mass, a special word of thanks to Cardinal Sean Brady for his support and prayers to our family.
Thanks also to the sacristans for preparing the Church and Cathy Kelly for the wonderful music which enhanced the celebration of the mass.
We must also make reference to other people whose support was amazing, first the many people that Damien worked with over the 50 years in the building trade, we thank also Paula Jordan and her team in Orange Box for the beautiful post burial refreshments and to the Parish for the use of the hall, a special word of thanks to Aine Pearson and her team of little helpers.
Also, to Kevin McBride for the beautiful array of piped music played for Damien’s removal from his family home.
Finally, to Martin Kelly and Malachy Toal from Martin Kelly Funeral Directors for their professional, sensitive, and dignified handling of all the funeral arrangements.
At the risk of failing to mention someone we trust this acknowledgement will be accepted as a sincere token of our appreciation.
Damien’s months mind mass will be held in The Church of the Immaculate Conception Tullysaran on Saturday July 29 at 7.30pm.
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