Sisters killed by house fire laid to rest

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The two sisters who died in a Letterkenny house fire should be remembered for the difference they made, mourners at their funeral have been told.

Hundreds of mourners attended the funeral of Jody and Angie Brogan. Angie, a 27-year-old mother of three and 28-year-old mother of one Jody, died after a fire at their home in Ceannain View in Letterkenny on Friday morning.

Many of the mourners gathered outside the packed St. Columba’s Church at Drumoghill for the Requiem Mass.

Fr. Brian Quinn asked mourners to pray for their parents Frankie and Mary and their six siblings, Frankie, Conor, Christopher, Natasha, Kirstie and Orla, as well as their children.

He said their families and the whole community “are struggling to come to terms with the unspeakable loss”.

“I ask you today to remember Jody and Angie in you own lives,” he said. “Remember them as a daughter, a sister, a mother, a friend. Remember them as people who made a difference. Remember them not in the absolute hell of the house fire in Ceannan View but as they are now in heaven, peace and joy.”

He said their families and friends would be left with a huge loss and huge emptiness in their hearts.

Their sister Natasha said the family would miss their laughs and jokes. She described them as “amazing sisters, daughters, mothers, aunties and friends”.

The two sisters were laid to rest together in the adjoining cemetery.




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