Monday 29 May 2017

Car crash victim was a woman of energy

Jamie Kelly (Angela’s nephew) who survived the crash; and Angela’s daughter Shannon
leaving the Church of the Holy Trinity in Rathdowney
Jamie Kelly (Angela’s nephew) who survived the crash; and Angela’s daughter Shannon leaving the Church of the Holy Trinity in Rathdowney
Mourners at the funeral of Angela Kelly from Rathdowney, Co Laois, who was killed in a car crash at the weekend, including her twin sister Amanda (centre) at the Church of the Holy Trinity in Rathdowney. Picture: Steve Humphreys
Angela Kelly (35) who died in a road traffic collision in Co Laois
Nicola Anderson

Nicola Anderson

Amid scenes of heartbreaking grief, the coffin of road smash victim Angela Kelly was carried by her devastated twin sister Amanda from the church at her funeral, after pledging that the bond they shared will never be broken.

Mother-of-one, Angela Kelly (35) was amongst the victims of a crash which happened in the early hours of Sunday morning on the outskirts of Rathdowney, Co Laois. Also killed were Angela's friends, Martin Brophy and Orla Curry, both aged 20.

Angela's nephew Jamie (16), who was also injured in the collision but managed to send a text message for help, was among the mourners at her funeral yesterday at the Church of the Holy Trinity in Rathdowney.

Fr Martin Delaney noted how people are either "radiators or drains" - pumping out love and warmth, or draining others of every bit of energy with their negativity.

"Angie was definitely a radiator," he told her daughter Shannon (17).

Irish Independent

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