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Heartbreak at sudden passing of young Lurgan man on New Year’s Day

Conor McGeough

The girlfriend of a young Lurgan man who died suddenly on New Year’s Day says she is “heartbroken”.

Conor McGeough, of Collingwood Drive, passed away earlier today, sending shockwaves through the north Armagh community.

A death notice described Conor as the beloved son of Jacqueline and Brendan, dear brother of Niamh and loving boyfriend of Natalya.

Natalya simply shared notice of his passing with the word “heartbroken” alongside a heartbroken emoji.

There has been an outpouring of grief at the death of another young person in Lurgan, with many expressing their disbelief at Conor’s untimely passing.

One woman posted: “Such sad news, Conor was one nice young fella. He always had a big smile. He will be missed so much.”

A teaching assistant at Conor’s former school, Lismore Comprehensive in Craigavon, wrote: “I was the classroom assistant in Conor’s class during his time in Lismore and have many fond memories of him. Thinking of Conor’s family, girlfriend and friends at this very heartbreaking time.”

Another commented: “Rest in Peace Conor, loved the craic and always smiling!”

Many spoke of Conor’s brilliant character, how he was “a really decent good young lad taken far too soon” and how much of a gentleman he was to all those he encountered.

St Paul’s GFC in Lurgan paid tribute to one of its former players.

“The Committee and members of Naomh Pól CLG An Lorgain deeply regret the death of former player Conor. We wish to offer our deepest sympathy to the entire family circle. Mary Queen of the Gael pray for him. Ar dheis lámh Dé go raibh a anam uasal.”

Conor is reposing at his late residence with a funeral taking place on Wednesday January 4, from his late residence at 9.50am to St. Paul’s Church for Requiem Mass at 10.30am.

Interment afterwards in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Ballyargan, BT63 6LH.

Deeply regretted by his loving mummy, daddy, sister, girlfriend, brother-in-law Modestas, niece Freya, aunts, uncles, cousins, family circle and friends.

Family flowers only please, donations if desired to Cancer Research c/o the family (Donation Box in family home)

Enquiries to Quinn Bros. Funeral Home 02838332069.

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