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After "months of anguish for his bereft family", Thomas Kennedy will be laid to rest

The 81-year-old went missing last summer but his remains were not identified until last week.

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THE FUNERAL OF Thomas Kennedy, the Dublin pensioner who went missing last summer, will take place later this week.

Last week it was confirmed that the 81-year-old’s remains were found in Blackpool, in the UK, shortly after he went missing but his remains were not identified until now.

His death notice, posted today, spoke of the “many months of anguish for his bereft family” and the exhaustive search launched by them and assisted by the people of Finglas, where the man had lived.

Thomas is survived by his wife, sons and nine grandchildren. News of his death was first released on a Facebook page dedicated to the search for the missing man. On it, his family thanked people “all over the country involved in the effort to bring him home”.

A condolence book will be open for Thomas at Michael Doyle’s Funeral Home in Finglas Village this Thursday from noon. His funeral mass will take place Friday morning at 10am at the Church of the Annunciation.

The family have asked that donations be made to the Irish Heart Foundation in a church collection box on the day in lieu of flowers.

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