Grieving mothers of teen sweethearts embrace at funeral mass

first_img Share1571 Tweet Email Delia and Gary By Gordon Deegan Short URL 49,180 Views THE GRIEF STRICKEN mothers of teenage sweethearts, Delia Keary (18) and Gary Kelly (18) had a long embrace at the end of Delia’s funeral mass today.At St Joseph’s Church in Ennis, Gary’s mother Kim was the first to sympathise with Rosie Gilboy on the death of her only child.Yesterday, Kim and her family buried Gary after his funeral mass in Ennis and the friends and families of the two gathered once again today for the funeral of Delia.The two died last Friday night on their way to Killarney after being involved in a road crash with a truck in Co Limerick.A number of messages from Delia’s friends were read out at the end of today’s funeral.“All her friends told of how much she loved and adored Gary and about how, when on nights out, she would message Gary from all her friends’ phones saying ‘I miss Gary’.Another friend said that Gary fell in love with Delia the moment he met the six foot stunner while another friend said that ‘Gary would mind her now, like he always did, so we shouldn’t worry’. 19 Comments Delia and Garycenter_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article One friend recalled how “Delia was so lucky to have a Mum like Rosie and she could talk to her about anything” while another said, “I think that everyone fell in love with Delia, her gorgeous smile, her crazy imagination and her deep blue eyes and the love that she naturally radiated”.Another friend said that Delia “will live on forever through us and our experiences together will always be remembered”.‘I’m with you and you’re with me’Fianna Fáil TD for Clare Timmy Dooley was in the congregation yesterday and heard how Delia and her friends took down one of his campaign posters and brought it back to a friend’s house where they posed for photos with the poster for the rest of the night.Celebrating the mass, Fr Jerry Carey said that the most of the congregation at mass today were at Gary’s mass yesterday. He said:In an instant last Friday, Gary and Delia were wedded as one in our memory forever. Delia had kindness and generosity that she seeped through her love of people and animals.Delia had attended the CBS and Rice College in Ennis from senior infants to Leaving Cert and the students from the school turned out in great numbers at the Church.At the end of the mass, friends from their Leaving Cert year last year sang a song in tribute to the one with the words, ‘Say my name like it’s the last time, Live today like it’s your last night. We want to cry but we know it’s alright, ‘Cause I’m with you and you’re with me’.Delia was later laid to rest at Kilawinna cemetery in the nearby village of Crusheen.Read: Appeal for Kilkenny woman missing since this morning> Mar 30th 2017, 9:48 PM Thursday 30 Mar 2017, 9:48 PM http://jrnl.ie/3315954 Grieving mothers of teen sweethearts embrace at funeral mass Car crash victim Delia Keary was laid to rest today, the day after her boyfriend Gary Kelly.last_img read more