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Fundraiser set up in aid of couple who passed away

The Connaught Telegraph

[Shell to Sea]  Ed and Mary Collins RIP

A fundraiser has been set up to help cover the costs of the funeral of a husband and wife in the county town who passed away within days of each other.

Mary Bridget Collins (née Carolan) died peacefully in her home after a short illness on the April 6, 2021. Eight days later, her husband Edward Francis Collins died suddenly.

The news of the tragic passing of Mary and Edward within days of one another was a major shock to the community.

Mary and Edward were carers for their son Eddie, who is on the autism spectrum. Eddie requires additional supports. As Eddie has always lived in the family home, he would like to stay there but with his disability payment alone, he will not be able to do this. His sisters Heather and Christina are not in a financial position to help Eddie carry out his wish. Eddie also requires 24-hour care, and his sisters are not in a position to provide this care either.

A fundraiser has now been set up for the costs of Mary and Edward’s sudden funerals and anything extra will go towards supporting Eddie’s future.

Any donation big or small would be appreciated and their family are extremely grateful for your support.


Posted Date: 
26 April 2021