Tragic deaths shock
TWO FAMILIES IN MOURNING
THE OLDCOURT ESTATE in Bray was touched by two tragic deaths at the weekend, one of a young woman who spent all her life there before moving out just a month ago, and the other of a young man who had lived there in recent years.
Sarah Kelly, aged 22, was found dead in her new home in Baltinglass on Sunday afternoon. Earlier that day, Mark Sheridan, aged 27 and originally from Shankill, had also died after falling ill at a friend’s house.
The death of Sarah Kelly was particularly heartbreaking, as her family was also hit by tragedy less than three years ago, when her younger sister Lisa died in a fire in late 2005, aged just 13.
The alarm was raised shortly after noon on Sunday by Sarah’s boyfiend Mark O’Reilly, and an ambulance rushed to her new home at Church Lane in Baltinglass. Frantic attempts to resuscitate her proved unsuccessful, and she was pronounced dead at the scene.
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FROM FRONT SARAH’S remains were then taken to Naas General Hospital for a postmortem examination.
Meanwhile, Mark Sheridan fell ill while at a friend’s house.
He was taken to St. Colmcille’s Hospital in Loughlinstown, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
The funeral of Sarah Kelly will take place today at St. Fergal’s Church at 10 a.m., and burial at Shanganagh Cemetery.
The funeral mass of Mark Sheridan will also take place this morning at 10 a.m. at St. Anne’s Church in Greystones, and burial at Shanganagh Cemetery afterwards.