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Deepest Sympathy for the passing of a dear friend

October 16, 2012

We at The Examiner would like to extend our heartfelt sympathy to our dear friend and colleague Bronagh Murphy, who sadly lost her beloved husband Eamon last week after his tireless battle against cancer.

Eamon and his family had been quietly dealing with the devastating effects of his illness for several months before his untimely death on Tuesday morning.

There was a huge outpouring of sympathy for the much-loved Silverbridge man, whose popularity in life and generosity of spirit compelled an entire community to come together last Tuesday and Wednesday to pay their respects to him. Literally hundreds of mourners passed through his wake house to pay tribute to the wonderful father, husband, brother, uncle and friend.  Amid the palpable sadness over the passing of one so young, tales of his unfailing good humour and endless generosity were a constant source of comfort to his heartbroken family.

The devoted family man and friend to all was laid to rest in Creggan cemetery after a moving service at St. Brigid’s Church, Glassdrummond, where Bronagh and her family were flanked by mourners who turned up in their hundreds to bid him a final farewell.

Eamon will be sorely missed by his loving wife Bronagh, his children, Sean, Caoimhlinn, Cian and Odhran, and his entire family circle and friends.

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