Wednesday 16 January 2019

Community shocked by Declan's sudden passing

Declan O'Brien
Declan O'Brien

Brendan Keane

People in Enniscorthy are in shock this week following the sudden and unexpected passing of Declan O'Brien, from Bellefield Road.

Mr O'Brien was a son of Michael and Marion O'Brien and was very respected within the community.

A member of the Slaney Olympic Athletic Club it's expected that members of the club will form a Guard of Honour at his requiem mass which will take place today, Tuesday, October 2, at 12 noon in St Aidan's Cathedral following removal from Crosbie's Funeral Home at 11.30 a.m.

Burial will take place immediately after the mass in St Mary's Cemetery.

Mr O'Brien's remains were discovered at his home by a family member on Saturday afternoon and the unexpected nature of his passing has left his family and all who knew him devastated with grief.

The high regard in which he was held by those who knew him was reflected in some of the comments and expressions of condolence conveyed from friends and acquaintances.

One friend commented online that 'Declan was a lovely person with a beautiful smile', while another friend described Mr O'Brien as 'one of the quietest and nicest people I had the pleasure to know'.

Another acquaintance said Mr O'Brien was the type of person who 'wouldn't know how to offend anyone' such was his amiable and friendly nature.

He is survived by his parents, brother, Damien, sister, Jayne, aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, relatives and large circle of friends.

Enniscorthy Guardian