Tuesday 21 November 2017

Plea for mourners to attend funeral of Irish man who died alone in Manchester

'Give your fellow country man a decent well attended funeral'

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Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

A heartbreaking appeal has been launched for mourners to attend the funeral of an Irish man who died alone in Manchester.

The Council of Irish Associations in the city posted the plea on Facebook yesterday afternoon.

In the message they revealed that John Joseph O'Brien, aged 73, died on August 9.

The Manchester bereavement service arranged the funeral for Mr O'Brien and it is scheduled to take place at Manchester Crematorium on Wednesday, September 27 at 10.00am

However the council revealed that they fear nobody will show for the service.

They write: "No mourners are expected so please if any of the Associations can send some members or if any of Irish Manchester community are able to spare an hour to help give your fellow country man a decent well attended funeral it will be much appreciated."

The council say they are looking for any next of kin to contact the Bereavement Team.

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