A Donegal man has died from Covid-19 while his wife is battling the virus.
John McGroddy, who is originally from Carrigart, passed away on Sunday.
The 82-year-old passed away on Sunday after testing positive for the killer virus just a few days previous.
The victim, a dad-of-five and granddad-of-ten, was born and raised in Carrigart but moved to Dublin where he was stationed as a member of An Garda Siochana.
The McGroddy family are well-known and much-loved members of the local community in Swords.
John died peacefully at Tara Winthrop Private Clinic after a short battle with the Covid-19 virus.
John still has many members of his family living in Carrigart, including his sister Winney.
Now it has been revealed that John’s wife Nell is also battling the virus.
A death notice on RIP.ie for John reads: “Beloved father-in-law of the late Phil; sadly missed by his loving wife Nell, sons Dominic, Jake and Sean, daughters Úna and Kate, son-in-law Eugene, daughters-in-law Lily, Aisling and Heidi, grandchildren Eoghan, Grainne, Aideen, Ellie, Sean, Jake, Katie, Aaron, Aoife and Aodhrai, his siblings Winnie, Michael and Bernadette, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
“Due to government advice regarding public gatherings, a private immediate family only funeral will take place. A memorial service for John will be held at a later date.
“Those who wish to attend the funeral but cannot due to current restrictions, please leave your personal message in the ‘Condolences’ section below.”Tags: