Wednesday 23 October 2019

Huge sadness at Cian's sudden death

The late Cian Lennon
The late Cian Lennon

David Looby

A 19-year-old New Ross man - who died at his home on Sunday - will be laid to rest today (Tuesday, 17th).

Cian Lennon was a hugely popular young trainee electrician who was the life and soul of the party; always seen with his distinctive smile.

He leaves behind his heartbroken parents, Joanne, John and Edward; siblings, his nanny Maureen and many friends.

Cian was predeceased by his grandmother Leesha and nanny Mag.

Cian was a much loved character in his native home town.

Late of 22 Mount Carmel, he grew up in New Ross and attended CBS primary and secondary schools. He was the eldest in the family and loved his family dearly and always made time for his siblings.

Cian was an apprentice electrician who was just starting into his second year.

He was really keen to work and never shied away form a hard days work, even when he was a boy of ten. Every weekend could see him working somewhere new or different. Cian was happy so long as he was working, whether it was on a farm or in a building site and he always took a great interest in whatever work he was doing.

Cian had a massive love for hunting and loved his dogs and ferrets. Known as being a bit of a Del Boy, he used to look after the animals and then sell them on the side as his phone was always hopping with enquiries.

He loved socializing with his large circle of friends and loved being in their company.

Cian's friends meant everything to him and he would do anything for his friends, family and even people he didn't know.

He had a wise head on young shoulders and was a very independent young man. Cian was quiet in nature but loved a laugh and a joke.

He will be remembered as a happy, jolly young man who was a very loyal friend and a blackguard also.

His heartbroken mother Joanne said: 'We are still coming to terms with his loss and will be for some time. We want to thank our brilliant neighbours and friends for their kind words and gestures over the past few days, giving us all the strength to carry on amidst our shock and grief.'

Cian's funeral Mass takes place today (Tuesday) at 10 a.m. at St Mary & St Michael's Parish Church, followed by his burial in St Stephen's Cemetery.

May he Rest in Peace.

New Ross Standard