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Saturday 17 November 2018

Colm leads tributes as late mum Kathleen (94) is laid to rest

Colm Meaney follows his mother’s coffin. Photo: Colin Keegan
Colm Meaney follows his mother’s coffin. Photo: Colin Keegan

Hollywood star Colm Meaney paid tribute to his mother, Kathleen, when he attended her funeral in Dublin.

Mrs Meaney, who lived in Finglas East, died last Thursday at St Mary's Hospital. She was 94.

The great-grandmother was predeceased by her husband, Patrick.

Colm was among the chief mourners at yesterday's farewell, which took place at St Francis Xavier's Church in Gardiner Street.

Los Angeles-based Colm(65), who has starred in hit shows and films including Star Trek and The Van, had flown to Dublin with his French costume designer wife, Ines Glorian, and their daughter, Ada (13).

Colm Meaney. Photo: Colin Keegan
Colm Meaney. Photo: Colin Keegan

He was emotional as he paid tribute to his mother with words written by his eldest daughter, Brenda.

He told the congregation how Brenda had spent a year living with her granny when she was a student and they made "a great odd couple".

Hugs

Brenda (33), who was unable to attend, wrote that she was sad to think of a world without Mrs Meaney's humour, love and hugs.

After he had finished reading the tribute, Colm said he could not have done better himself.

Mrs Meaney's death not-ice read: "Kathleen, beloved wife of the late Patrick and dear mother of Liam, Padraig, Colm and Sean.

"She will be very sadly missed by her loving children, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, extended family, neighbours and friends."

She was laid to rest in Glasnevin Cemetery.

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