The first of three teenaged boys who lost their lives in a tragic incident at Menlo Pier last weekend is being laid to rest this morning.
John Keenan Sammon (16), Wojciech Panek (17), and Christy Stokes (19) all lost their loves after a car went into the water at Menlo Pier in the early hours of Saturday, February 11.
Sammon, from Ballinfoyle in Galway City, is “deeply mourned and sadly missed by his heartbroken family, neighbours and friends” a funeral notice states.
His funeral mass will take place at in the Church of the Resurrection, Ballinfoyle at 11am this morning, after which he will be laid to rest at Rahoon Cemetery.
Christopher Stokes, also from Ballinfoyle, is reposing at Conneely’s Funeral Home, Flood Street, Galway from 5pm on Wednesday.
The removal to the Church of the Resurrection will take place at 7pm on Wednesday, with requiem mass to take place at 12pm on Thursday, burial afterwards at Rahoon cemetery.
“Beloved son of Anthony and Kate. Sadly missed by his heartbroken family, his brothers Michael, Tommy, Tony, and Martin, sisters Annalise, Nicole, Geraldine, Katlyn, and Lucy, nephew Mark, sister-in-law Madelena, grandparents, extended family and his many friends.”
The ashes of Wojciech Panek, the “loving son of Grzegoz and Katarzyna and brother of Kamil and Viktoria”, will take place at 2pm this Friday at Calvary Cemetery, Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny.
“Wojciech will be sadly missed by his heartbroken family and friends,” his funeral notice on RIP.ie reads.
Books of Condolence have also been opened for John and Christopher and Wojciech for people to offer their sympathies to the families.