HEARTBREAKING SCENES OF GRIEF AS BRANDON AND CONNOR BURIED TOGETHER IN SAME COFFIN

first_imgFROM ED BARRY IN NEW YORK: THERE were heartbreaking scenes as grief as two boys swept from their mother’s arms during Superstorm Sandy were laid to rest in the same coffin.Donegal native Damien Moore, originally from Portnoo, and his wife Glenda sobbed uncontrollably as the single silver casket was taken from St Rose of Lima Church in Brooklyn.More than 1,000 mourners were there to support them as they said a tearful goodbye to their sons Brandon, two, and his four-year-old brother, Connor. “Glenda, Damien, there are no words that we can offer. The only thing that we can offer is our support as a family,” Chaplin Peter Colapietro said in the Kensington area church.“We pray for your strength in these days – we know that you will need it.”Among the mourners were some 300 sanitation workers on hand to support Damien and his family. The Donegal man was at work in New York helping others when the tragedy happened.“We’ve always maintained that Sanitation is a family, and we’re here to support you with our prayers, with our love,” Colapietro said. The boys died on October 29 when Glenda’s SUV stalled in South Beach, and they were swept into the storm after she took them from the vehicle to find help.The grief spread from New York to Ireland, Damien Moore’s native land.“These were two Irish children and American children,” Noel Kilkenny, the Consul General of Ireland, said at the ceremony.“This is one of the more visible and heart wrenching signs of this tragedy.”After the funeral, friends and family talked of Glenda’s anguish. “She is suffering,” said her sister, Marie Lemaire. “She won’t eat.”Steven Vatslie, a next-door neighbor of the Moores, said the boys were “two angels” and added that “the ceremony was great, to have all the support from the community.”After the service, the boys were laid to rest at Green-Wood Cemetery in BrooklynHEARTBREAKING SCENES OF GRIEF AS BRANDON AND CONNOR BURIED TOGETHER IN SAME COFFIN was last modified: November 10th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:HEARTBREAKING SCENES OF GRIEF AS BRANDON AND CONNOR BURIED TOGETHER IN SAME COFFINlast_img