IN OUR HEARTS & MINDS FOR EVER..
Sister’s tribute as three relatives killed in horror crash buried
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