THE funeral arrangements have been announced for a popular young Killarney man who died in Australia on December 22 after being admitted over a week earlier to a Sydney hospital.
A GoFundMe page had been set up, through the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust Fund, to help cover the costs of repatriating the body of 25-year-old David Sheehy who had addresses at Rockfield, Faha and Carrigeen, Headford.
The €30,000 target was exceeded within days thanks to generous donations made by a total of close on 500 people who were upset to learn of his sad passing.
A statement on the page reads: “On behalf of David’s mam Eileen, families and friends, we want to sincerely thank you all for your generous donations and kind wishes.
“We have surpassed our target for the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust Fund and we are closing the GoFundMe page. It has been a tremendous help and is a great comfort that this will also go to help other families”.
The funeral notice reads that David was the beloved son of Eileen Fitzgerald and Clement Sheehy and Clement’s wife Mairead Sheehy and Eileen’s partner Brendan Allman. He is very sadly missed and dearly loved by his brothers and sisters, Ellen, Breandán, Jack, Diarmuid and Joanne, his grandparents Clement and Nellie, aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and many good friends at home and in Sydney, Australia.
Reposing at O’Shea’s Funeral Home, Killarney on Friday from 4.30pm to 6.30pm, removal will take place afterwards to the Church of the Sacred Heart, Milltown.
Requiem Mass will be on Saturday at 11.00am with burial afterwards in Dún Urlainn Cemetery, Ballyferriter, Dingle.
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