Tuesday 24 October 2017

Editor's funeral to be held tomorrow

Aengus Fanning: survived by his wife and three sons
Aengus Fanning: survived by his wife and three sons
Breda Heffernan

Breda Heffernan

THE funeral of 'Sunday Independent' editor Aengus Fanning will be held in Dublin tomorrow.

The removal of the remains will take place this evening from Carnegie's Funeral Home in The Crescent, Monkstown, to St Joseph's Church in Glasthule, arriving at 5pm.

The funeral Mass will be held at 11.30am tomorrow, and will be followed by cremation at Mount Jerome in Harold's Cross.

Mr Fanning, editor of the 'Sunday Independent' for 28 years, died on Tuesday at St Vincent's Private Hospital after battling cancer. He was 69.

He is survived by his wife, the newspaper's deputy editor Anne Harris; and his three sons, Dion, Evan and Stephen.

He was also stepfather to Constance and Nancy and is being mourned by his brothers Rio, Patrick and Connell.

Colleagues and friends from the media, political and sporting worlds are expected to attend the memorial service.

Mr Fanning -- a native of Tralee, Co Kerry -- was responsible for transforming the fortunes of the 'Sunday Independent' during almost three decades at the helm, making it the biggest selling newspaper in the country.

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