BLAZE CLAIMS LIFE OF SEAN
Sadness at death of Seán (84) in fire at his Donaghmore home
THE close-knit community of Donaghmore is united in grief after 84-year-old Séan McGee perished in the blaze which engulfed his home on Saturday morning.
Neighbours and fire fighters made gallant efforts to save the grandfather, pictured right, but were beaten back by the intense fire. His son Aidan escaped from the fire, which gardaí say is not being treated as suspicious.
THE fire which claimed the life of 84 year old Sean McGee is ‘not being treated as suspicious’ according to Gardai.
The blaze which engulfed the cottage he shared with his son Aidan was reported to the emergency services just before 7am on Saturday. Efforts by neighbours and fire fighters from Dundalk and Ardee to save the popular grandfather failed and his son Aidan was taken by ambulance to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital where he was treated for smoke inhalation.
Mr McGee was a popular member of the local community where he made his home after returning from London where he had worked as a driver.
He was predeceased by his wife Josephine and his survived by his son Aidan and daughters Martha and Celine, sister Mary Sands, grandchildren, daughter-in-law, nieces and nephews. His funeral takes place tomorrow, Wednesday after 11am Mass in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kilkerley,
LOCAL Cllr Tomás Sharkey described the deceased as ‘a gentleman’ who was a skilled stone mason with a great interest in local history,
Seán McGee’s home after the blaze.