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Saturday 23 September 2017

Tears at funeral of grandfather stabbed to death

* Tributes paid for man who was ‘always smiling’

Family members pictured after the funeral of Michael Gannon
Family members pictured after the funeral of Michael Gannon
Michael Gannon was stabbed to death in a random attack while babysitting his grandchildren
The coffin is carried from the Church of the Annuncation in Finglas for the funeral of Michael Gannon
Family and friends pictured after the funeral of Michael Gannon
The coffin is carried into the Church of the Annuncation in Finglas for the funeral of Michael Gannon
Joyce Fegan

Joyce Fegan

DEVOTED grandfather Michael Gannon was laid to rest this morning.

Mr Gannon (55) from Finglas was babysitting his grandchildren in Skerries in his daughter Jade’s home when he was stabbed to death last week.

His grandchildren Leila (12) and Sean (6) were in the house in Mourne View at the time.

The man, affectionately known as “Mixer” to his friends, was remembered in a moving ceremony in Church of the Annunciation, Finglas at 10am this morning.

Parish priest Fr Eamonn Cahill told the family that nine days ago they could not have “anticipated” being in the church today for this “sad, sad welcome” and that it was the “furthest thing” from their minds.

Friends said that he was hugely popular in the Finglas area and was “always smiling.”

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