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30/07/2021

Longford school heartbroken by death of ‘wonderful past pupil’; special memorial mass for Danny McGee held in New York

Longford school heartbroken by death of ‘wonderful past pupil’; special memorial mass for Danny McGee held in New York

The late Danny McGee, Drumlish.

The heartbroken staff and students of Moyne Community School are united in their grief and sadness as they struggle to come to terms with the passing of their ‘wonderful past pupil Danny McGee’.

The 21-year-old from Drumlish died following an alleged assault in New York.

Also read: Man charged over alleged fatal assault of Drumlish man in New York

Moyne CS posted on their Facebook page: “Danny was a true gentleman and a friend to many. Danny recently posted in Smileforme2018 and we in Moyne believe these words sum up the beautiful person he was.

‘I’m very lucky to have a close group of good friends who I can share everything with. If you think nobody wants to listen to you then you're very wrong because I for one will talk and listen to any man woman or child at any part of the day or night and it wouldn’t matter if you were from Saudi Arabia or Cloone! We all have people who care for us don’t forget that’.”

Also read: Young Longford man who died in New York described as terrific sports person and a gentleman

MEMORIAL MASS IN NEW YORK
Meanwhile, a special memorial mass for the late Danny McGee took place in St Sebastian’s Church, 58th Street and Roosevelt Avenue, Woodside, New York on Saturday, November 24, at 1pm (6pm Irish time).

A talented gaelic footballer and soccer player, the Longford GAA Club in New York paid tribute to Danny: “The members and supporters of Longford GAA NY are unbelievably saddened at the terrible and untimely passing of Danny McGee. Our heartfelt condolences and prayers go out to his family and friends.”

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