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Sunday 20 August 2017

Tony Fenton remembered as 'one in a million' by his close friends

Marty Whelan paying his respects
Marty Whelan paying his respects
Justin Green paying his last respects to Tony Fenton
Tony Fenton

MCD's Justin Green described Tony Fenton as "one in a million" at the beloved DJ's removal at Fanagan's Funeral home on Aungier Street yesterday.

The Today FM DJ had been undergoing treatment for the recurrent cancer he had been battling since 2011 but sadly lost the fight last Thursday.

"I would have known Tony since we started doing the first feiles in 1990," Justin told the Herald.

"Tony used to be a great man for opportunities. He saw great potential in organising all the DJs to introduce the acts, so we got a load of airplay.

"He is a legend, one in a million. There's no doubt he is spinning the discs up in heaven. I'm sure he is already running the place as well. He will be sorely missed," he added.

Speaking at the removal, Fr Brendan Keeley, from the Church of the Sacred Heart, Donnybrook, said Tony, who passed away aged 53, never had a bad word to say about anyone in his life.

"I knew Tony for 23 years, since before I was a priest. We were great friends. He was just a great character; great wit, very friendly," he said.

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"What's extraordinary with Tony was that everyone he met, he touched them in such a way. He had so many friends.

"Everyone in that church today will be part of his family, and not just his immediate family, including his brother and his sister.

"There'll be Today FM, 2FM too. There was something about him, that people just liked him," he continued.

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Tony Fenton

"We never heard him say a bad word about anyone. That's why he has no enemies, because he didn't say anything behind people's backs.

"The outpouring of tributes was just amazing. We're genuinely going to miss him," he added.

The funeral Mass will take place at the Church of the Sacred Heart, Donnybrook, today with burial afterwards at Glasnevin Cemetery.

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