Saturday, August 06, 2022

Dessie Byrne and Muriel Eriksson

weswwwThe funeral details have been announced for the brother and sister who died following a tragic drowning incident in County Kerry on Thursday.

Lecarrow man Dessie Byrne, aged 50, and his 62-year-old sister Muriel Eriksson lost their lives after getting into difficulty in the water on Thursday evening. They had been holidaying in the Ballybunion area. Both were originally from Baylough, Athlone. Mr Byrne had been living in Lecarrow for many years while his sister was home on holidays from Malmo in Sweden where she resided. This evening Hamrock’s Funeral Directors, Brideswell, announced details of their funerals.

Dessie and Muriel will repose together at his Lecarrow home (F42 T978) on Monday evening, August 8th, from 4  p.m. until 8  p.m.. Their removals will take place on Tuesday morning, August 9th, to St John’s Church, Lecarrow, arriving for Mass of the Resurrection at 12 noon.

The burial of Mr Byrne will take place afterwards in the local cemetery, while Mrs Eriksson’s cremation will take place on Wednesday, August 10th, at 4 p.m. in Lakelands Crematorium, Cavan.

Mr Byrne is sadly missed by his heartbroken partner, Paulette; sons, Dean and Josh; Paulette’s daughter, Regina and her sons, Blake and Jace; brothers, Kenny, Donal, Justin and Colm; brother-in-law, Kris (Sweden); sisters-in-law, Maggie and Nong; aunts, Kathleen and Kay; uncle, John; nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and his many good friends.

Mrs Eriksson will be sadly missed by her heartbroken husband, Kris; son, John; daughter-in-law, My; grandson, Liam; brothers, Kenny, Donal, Justin and Colm; sisters-in-law, Maggie and Nong; Dessie’s partner, Paulette; aunts, Kathleen and Kay; uncle, John; nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and her many good friends.

Both are predeceased by their beloved mother Una and father Dessie, and survived by their brothers Kenny, Donal, Justin and Colm.

The Eriksson and Byrne families have thanked the public for their support at this time. Condolences can be left on the website.

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