The tributes have arrived for a tragic 12-year-old boy from Dublin, who died a few days after making his Confirmation.
our parents shared condolences on Patrick McDonagh’s RIP.ie page to express their sadness at the loss of the boy described as a “handsome young angel”.
The notice states that the death of Patrick McDonagh of Finglas West, Dublin took place “tragically at home”.
“Patrick, just 12, will be greatly missed by his heartbroken family,” it reads.
“Mammy Michelle, dad Patrick, sisters Leona and Rebecca, brothers Dylan, Sean and Jordan, grandpa Bernard, grandma Kathleen, aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family, neighbors, friends and her best friend Cameron.
“Patrick made his confirmation last Wednesday and took the name of Michael. Fly high my boy.”
A wake will be held at Massey Bros Funeral Home, Main Street, Finglas on Saturday 18 June from 2pm to 5pm.
The removal will take place Monday morning at St Canice Finglas Village church for a requiem mass at 11:30 am, followed by burial in Glasnevin Cemetery.
Her heartbroken family asked mourners who attended her funeral on Monday to wear brightly colored clothing in her honor.
Numerous sincere messages of support have reached young Patrick’s family.
A woman from Ballymun wrote: “RIP Patrick. May you give mom and dad the strength to get through this heartbreaking moment. My thoughts and prayers are with you all ”.
“May the beautiful Patrick fly high. The deepest condolences to all who knew and loved him “, added another mother from Dublin.
One person said it was “heartbreaking to see Patrick from birth to confirmation. I have seen the love that his mom and dad have given him over the years, he has been loved beyond belief, may the memories of this life carry his family through their grief. I will pray for all of you ”.
St Brigid’s Senior School offered “Sincere condolences to all of you for the devastating loss of Patrick. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May Patrick rest in peace.
“Sleep well with the beautiful boy angels,” added another, while another reads, “Sincere condolences to all family and friends. A beautiful young angel. Patrick is gone too soon, my thoughts with his family in this sad moment are flying high.
“St. Brigid’s staff, alumni and the entire community of elderly girls are deeply saddened by the news of Patrick’s death,” reads another message.
St Fergal’s SNB added: “Sincere condolences to all of you for the devastating loss of Patrick. We will never forget Patrick at school. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May Patrick rest in peace.
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