A FERMANAGH family has been left reeling from the tragic death of another son and brother away from home following a motorbike accident in Dublin this week.
Stephen Fee, who was in his 50s, passed away in hospital following a crash between a motorcycle and a car on the N4 near Lucan in west Dublin at 10.30am on Monday morning. An Garda Siochana said Mr Fee was taken by ambulance to Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown, where he later died from his injuries. Those travelling in the car were uninjured.
Originally from Derryheely, Brookeborough, Mr Fee had been living in Dublin for almost 30 years, where he worked in the building industry. He was the son of Monica and the late James-Joseph, and brother of John, Anna (Connolly), Eileen (Daniel), and the late James.
MLA Sean Lynch, who is a relative of the family, said James had died in tragic circumstances in the US 28 years ago, and Stephen’s death would be further devastating for the family.
“It’s another tragedy in the area, and it’s another tragedy for the Fee family because his older brother was killed in America in an industrial accident,” he said. “It is devastating and my heartfelt sympathies go out to the Fee family, who I know well as they’re relatives.”
Canon Laurence Dawson in Brookeborough, has been supporting the family since Monday. He said many in the area were heartbroken by the news.
“The community has been shocked and saddened by the news,” said Canon Dawson. “A tragedy is sad at any time, but approaching Christmas makes it all the more poignant.”
Mr Fee is currently being waked at his home in Stoneyhill. Removal will be from the home on Thursday
morning at 10.30am, to arrive at St Mary’s Church, Maguiresbridge for funeral Mass at 11 o’clock. He will be laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.
Mr Fee is survived by his mother, brother, sisters, brother-in-law Graham, nephew Jamie, nieces Tara, Aisling, Roisin, his aunt Gertie Fee, as well as his large circle of extended family and friends.
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