Sis­ter’s trib­ute as three rel­a­tives killed in hor­ror crash buried

Irish Daily Mirror - - 3AM WEEKEND - BY TOM SHIEL news@irish­mir­

A TEENAGER who lost her mum, granny and brother in a hor­rific road crash paid an emo­tional trib­ute at their fu­ner­als yes­ter­day.

Mary Ann Wil­son, in her 70s, her daugh­ter Mar­cella, in her 40s, and sev­enyear-old grand­son Sean Wil­son Mcg­lynn were trag­i­cally killed in a crash in­volv­ing a truck this week. Tear­ful Amy, who re­ceived her Ju­nior Cert re­sults this week, told the triple funeral of her heartache. She said: “As you know I lost my granny, my lit­tle brother and my mum. “I just want Sean, the baby of the house, to know we will al­ways love him and he will be in our hearts and minds for ever.” Among the chief mourn­ers were Sean’s other sib­lings Kelly and An­thony, his fa­ther An­thony Mcg­lynn, grand­fa­ther Josie Wil­son and aunt An­nette. Michael Gal­lagher, speak­ing on be­half of Mr Mcg­lynn, said he wanted to ex­press his grat­i­tude for the thou­sands who at­tended the fu­ner­als in Bel­mul­let, Co Mayo. He also thanked those who as­sisted at the scene of the tragic ac­ci­dent on the N17 near Clare­mor­ris shortly af­ter 12.30pm on Mon­day. In a homily at St Joseph’s church, Fr Kevin He­garty called on the com­mu­nity to sup­port Mar­cella’s other chil­dren and to give them the kind of life their mother pas­sion­ately wanted for them. The two brown coffins con­tain­ing the re­mains of Mary Ann Wil­son and Mar­cella were placed be­side the tiny al­tar. Each cas­ket car­ried a photo of them taken in hap­pier times. Sean’s white cof­fin was adorned with his pic­ture and his beloved Paw Pa­trol teddy bear. Be­fore the Mass, the raw si­lence was bro­ken by heart­break­ing sob­bing when Mary Ann’s hus­band Josie ap­proached the coffins and kissed each photo. Pledg­ing the be­reaved sup­port on their “dark jour­ney”, Fr He­garty said the Wil­sons had en­riched the lives of those who knew them and loved them, He also praised Mary Ann in her roles as a wife, mother, grand­mother and great grand­mother. Fr He­garty said: “Moth­er­hood was at the core of her be­ing. She knew the lan­guage of love and she ex­pressed it elo­quently in the way she lived.” The priest added Mar­cella had been full of laugh­ter when he knew her as a stu­dent. He said: “She had her per­sonal dif­fi­cul­ties but she con­fronted them with courage, grace and dig­nity.” Pay­ing trib­ute to Sean, Fr He­garty added he had been full of en­ergy and “dev­il­ment”. The trio died on a day of car­nage on Ir­ish roads when two US tourists were also killed in a Co Cork crash.

ROCKED BY GRIEF Mourn­ers at triple funeral in Co Mayo yes­ter­day

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