Monday 23 October 2017

Collection at Mass for Polish mum will go towards sending body home

Marius Daniel Sarzynski, who was charged with the murder of his wife, Aleksandra Sarzynska
Marius Daniel Sarzynski, who was charged with the murder of his wife, Aleksandra Sarzynska
Aleksandra Sarzynska, 32, was due to become an Irish citizen later this month

Elaine Keogh

A SPECIAL Mass in honour of Polish mother Aleksandra Sarzynska (31), who was killed last week, will take place tomorrow.

Although it is more than a week since she died, it is still not known when her body will be repatriated to Poland so she can be buried there.

"The Polish community is still in shock at her death and we must pray," said Fr Janusz Lougowski, the Polish chaplain for the diocese of Meath.

"The Mass tomorrow will be in her honour but her body will not be there because the requiem Mass will take place in Poland."

He said that it was not yet known when the funeral would take place in Poland but added: "I would like people to know that during the Mass here at St Mary's Church in Navan there will be a collection for her family."

It is understood the collection during 8pm Mass will go towards the cost of sending her remains home.

Meanwhile, Marius Daniel Sarzynski (36), the dead woman's husband, has been remanded in custody after being charged with her murder.

At a special sitting of Trim District Court at 11pm on Saturday, he was remanded to appear again before Cloverhill District Court on Friday.

Mr Sarzynski made no comment during the hearing, which lasted less than 15 minutes.

The court was told by Detective Sergeant Tom Flynn, of Navan, that he arrested the accused on Friday at Our Lady Of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda and brought him to Navan garda station.

Charged

Just after 10pm last Saturday, he charged Mr Sarzynski with the murder of his wife on August 30 at Bective House in Beaufort Place, Navan.

The accused had nothing to say when the charge was read out to him.

Judge Patrick Clyne remand the suspect to Cloverhill District Court next Friday.

Irish Independent

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