TWO brothers who died within hours of each other and were inseparable in life and in death were laid to rest today.
The funeral took place in Creggan this morning of Owen (Owenie) Moran and his younger brother Gerry, who both died on Monday, April 16.
Owen, who was in his 70s, had been ill for some time.
However, the death of his 65-year-old young brother was unexpected.
The brothers lived together and had spent their entire lives in Creggan, where they were highly respected.
It is understood Gerry died shortly before his family arrived to inform him of his older sibling’s death.
Fr Joe Gormley, parish priest at St Mary’s Church, Creggan described the two deaths as a “tragic coincidence”.
He told The Irish News: “Owen looked after Gerry; they were very close.
“They spent all their lives together. I suppose you could say they were inseparable in life and in death.”
He said everyone in Creggan knew the brothers and their deaths had touched a great many people.
“They were greatly loved in Creggan,” Fr Gormley said.
The brothers’ remains were removed to St Mary’s Church last night.
Their Requiem Mass was held today at 12.30 pm.
Their remains were later taken to Derry city cemetery for burial.Tags: