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Sunday 17 December 2017

Double funeral for tragic Colm and Maureen found dead at home

Flowers outside the Bradleys’ home in Naas Picture: Tony Gavin
Flowers outside the Bradleys’ home in Naas Picture: Tony Gavin

Alan O'Keeffe

The double funeral of an elderly couple found dead in their home in Co Kildare will take place tomorrow.

The bodies of Colm and Maureen Bradley were found in their home in Ashfield Park in Naas on Halloween.

Gardaí went to their home on Monday after a friend reported her concerns that she was unable to contact Mrs Bradley.

Post-mortem examinations revealed that Mrs Bradley, who was in her mid-60s, died of a heart attack and that Mr Bradley, aged in his mid-70s and who had been ill for several years, took his own life.

His wife had been his full-time carer and he had been confined to bed for long periods of time.

Gardaí have finished their investigation into the deaths and will be compiling reports for the inquests in the Coroner's Court.

Mr Bradley, from Longwood, Co Meath, was a veterinary inspector with the Department of Agriculture until his retirement.

Mrs Bradley, from Castlemaine, Co Kerry, was a housewife.

The couple had lived in their large detached home for more than 25 years.

The removal of the couple's remains from Mullins Funeral Home in Naas to the Church of Our Lady and Saint David in Naas will take place at 6pm today.

The funeral Mass will take place at 10am tomorrow followed by burial at the local Saint Corban's cemetery.

Friends and neighbours spoke of their shock and sadness at the couple's deaths.

Irish Independent

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