John Manley’s Funeral Took Place in London Today

With the present COVID-19 Coronavirus restrictions in place the special Funeral Service for the late John Manley was conducted today (Wed. 29th April 2020) at 4pm in London in the presence of Family members and one gentleman who represented all the many Friends who would have wished to have been there.   The Service was live streamed online with the Priest celebrating the life of John in a hugely impressive manner.   John’s son-in-law Mark – the husband of the late Michelle Bates – shared a wonderfully expressed and very moving tribute.   Two of John’s favourite songs – Seán Ó Sé’s “The Banks of My Own Lovely Lee and “The Green, Green Grass of Home” sung by Tom Jones – ended the beautiful ceremony.   The celebration of Mass had already taken place in John & Esther’s local Church this Wednesday morning in London.   John would have been greatly impressed by the very meaningful and inspiring Service.  We extend our heartfelt sympathy to all the Family.   We thank Clara Manley for sharing the live streaming video link enabling us to participate from afar in the ceremony.  Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

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