Thursday 22 March 2018

Swedish House Mafia fan Shane Brophy is laid to rest

Eimear Ni Bhraonain

HEARTBROKEN Carmel Brophy buried her youngest child Shane (21), this morning after he died following the Swedish House Mafia concert in Dublin's Phoenix Park.

More than 1,500 mourners spilled from St Abban's and lined the cemetery and the windy road leading to the church in Doonane, Co Laois.

Grief was written on the faces of Shane Brophy's parents, Carmel and Liam, his siblings and his young friends.

"For the 21 years you gave us, thanks very much. We'll love you forever for it," was the message read from the altar.

Shane, described as "happy-go-lucky" and "fun-loving", died in the early hours of Saturday morning at James Connolly Memorial Hospital, Dublin.

Shane had just returned home from working in America on June 30, having spent the past two months there.

Shane is survived by Liam and Carmel and by his seven brothers and sisters: Linda, Ronan, Sarah, Becky, Liam Jr, George and Adrian; and by his grandmother Margaret Brophy.

Fr Denis Murphy told the congregation who gathered at his Mass that Shane "had an appointment to keep”.

He said: “Whether we like it or not, destiny brought him to it.”

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