REQUIEM MASS SAID FOR DERRY ASSAULT VICTIM JORDON MCCONOMY
HUNDREDS of mourners have said a tearful farewell for Jordan McConomy at his funeral in Derry today.
The 19-year-old died in the early hours of last Sunday morning.
He sustained serious injuries after an altercation in the William Street area of the city.
The funeral was held at St Joesph’s Church in Galliagh.
The 19-year-old’s remains left his family home, 99 Rosnagalliagh, at 12.15 pm for 1 pm Requiem Mass in St. Joseph’s Church, Galliagh.
An 18-year-old arrested over his death following an “altercation” in William Street was released from police custody on Wednesday afternoon pending a report to the Public Prosecution Service.
The death of the former St. Brigid’s College pupil sent a shock-wave through the local community.
Family members and friends used social media to convey their anguish.
Girlfriend Leah Kelly has been left devastated at his death.
She posted on Facebook: “The most perfect human being ever, the love of my life x.”
One of Jordan’s friends said: “Jordan you were one in a million and you were taken from us far too soon.
“I am going to miss your smile – it’s impossible for me to put into words what you meant to me.”
Another friend posted: “Rest in peace Jordan, you were one of the nicest boys there ever was.”
In a statement released on Friday night, the North West Regional College said:
“The Governing Body, Management, Staff and Students of North West Regional College wish to offer sincere condolences to the family and friends of our student Jordan McConomy following his sudden and tragic death.
“Our thoughts and sympathies are with the McConomy family at this time.”
Jordan’s last words to his girlfriend Leah Kelly as she cradled him before he passed away were “I love you”, she revealed. Leah (18) and Jordan had been childhood sweethearts, planning their future together.