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Shock at the tragic death of Kevin (44)


The late Kevin Breen.

The late Kevin Breen.

The late Kevin Breen.

The death of Wexford man Kevin Breen sent shockwaves around the town last week.

Kevin who died in tragic circumstances last Wednesday had made headlines the week prior to his death after a romantic proposal on board a flight to Lanzarote.

The son of John and the late Ann 44-year-old Kevin was originally from Mary's Lane on Bride Street but had lived in Cork for the past five years.

Kevin who was father to Stephen (18) and Rebecca (15) worked with Brinks Ireland in Cork.

A bright bubbly man Kevin was always in good form and the crowds who attended his removal and funeral were testament to the high esteem in which he was held around the town although he hadn't lived here for a number of years.

The second oldest of the family Kevin was very kind hearted and over the years was involved in a number of fundraising initiatives, the most recent of them for a Red Bull charity event.

A social and chatty character Kevin had a word for everyone and was highly thought of.

Sixteen of his colleagues from Brinks Ireland travelled up to Wexford from Cork last week to perform a guard of honour for a much loved colleague. 'It just shows how much they thought of him', said his sister Selina. While living in Wexford Kevin was a familiar sight at the door of many licensed premises where he acted as door security.

He was also a member of the Wexford Fire Brigade, a job that he really enjoyed.

Kevin was predeceased by his mother Ann and survived by his heartbroken father John, children Stephen and Rebecca, siblings Selina Debbie, Sheila, Sean and Anthony, extended family and friends.

His remains reposed at Kearney's Funeral Home, Selskar Street on Thursday until removal at 7pm to Bride Street Church. Funeral Mass took place on Friday with burial afterwards in Crosstown Cemetery.

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