Barnesmore Gap crash victim to be laid to rest on Friday

Barnesmore Gap crash victim to be laid to rest on Friday
The funeral of Maximo Domens, the 57-year-old health care assistant who died in a collision at Barnesmore Gap on Tuesday morning, will be held in Stranorlar on Friday.

The funeral of Maximo Domens, the 57-year-old health care assistant who died in a collision at Barnesmore Gap on Tuesday morning, will be held in Stranorlar on Friday.

A native of the Philippines, Mr Domens worked as a health care assistant at Aras Mac Suibhne Nursing Home in Mullinasole.

His wife Lani, who is also from the Philippines, works at the Sean O’Hare Unit at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Stranorlar.

Mr Domens was returning home after completing a night shift when his silver Austin Rover was in collision with a Bus Éireann at around 8.30am on the N15 at Barnesmore Gap.

Local councillor Patrick McGowan, said there was “great shock” at Max’s tragic death and he called on the local community to support the deceased’s friends and family in the locality.

“The news has been devastating and especially to think he was so far from his home when a tragedy like this occurs. Many Irish people can sympathise having so many of our young away at the present time. I believe they have been here for just less than ten years and were very highly thought of in the area,” he said.

Mr. Domens’ remains will be removed on Friday morning from the family home at 18 Glebe Hollow, Stranorlar at 9.30am for 10am requiem mass in St Mary’s Church. Remains will then be taken to Mount Jerome Cemetery in Dublin for cremation.