Gabriel was a kind and caring man

Published 23/01/2013 | 14:19

Gabriel Byrne 1960-2012

Gabriel Byrne, 11, Crescent, 2, Muirhevnamor, Dundalk who died peacefully in the Louth County Hospital on the 29th of December, aged 52, was the son of the late Julia and Thomas Byrne.

He was predeceased by his brothers, Thomas, Jimmy and Gregory.

Gabriel was born and bred in the Quay area, a place that he loved dearly and he completed his education at the Point Road School and the CBS.

After finishing school he found work on the docks with his father.

He was a keen fisherman and enjoyed searching for cockles and mussels.

He also enjoyed going to see the tall ships and his love of boats meant that he would often be seen along the Quay fixing boats with his cousin, Jackie.

Gabriel enjoyed watching football and the team he supported most was Glasgow Celtic.

He was a kind and caring man who had a great time for family.

He was particularly fond of his nieces and nephews and despite never having children of his own he took on the task of looking after his brother Jimmy's children after he passed away.

He also spent a number of years living with his family in Manchester.

Having reposed at his residence, Gabriel's remains were taken to St. Joseph's Redemptorist Church where Requiem Mass was celebrated by Very Rev. Michael Cusack, C.Ss.R., who gave the eulogy.

The Readings were given by Gabriel's cousin, Katherine Crosby and niece, Lauren Whearty while the Prayers of Intercession were led by grand nieces, Savanna, Courtney, Nilata, Shannon and Poibheann.

The Offertory Gifts were presented by Julianne Byrne and Emmet Hayes and the Communion Reflection was read by Donal Quilton.

After Mass burial took place in St. Patrick's cemetery.

Month's Mind Mass will be held on January, 27th at 12.30 p.m. in St. Joseph's Redemptorist Church.

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