Death Notices

Eoin and Dylan Fitzpatrick

Friday, July 21st, 2023

Eoin and Dylan Fitzpatrick, Ballyteagan.

The deaths have occurred of devoted father Eoin Fitzpatrick and his beloved son Dylan Fitzpatrick (10) of Ballytegan and Clonrooske Abbey. Both father and son tragically passed away on July 17th, in a road traffic accident, while on holiday in Alanya, Turkey. The boys are deeply mourned by their utterly heartbroken family and friends:

By Eoin’s eldest son, of whom he was so immensely proud, and Dylan’s big brother and best friend, Cian Fitzpatrick.

By Eoin’s parents and Dylan’s cherished grandparents, Rita and Frank Fitzpatrick, sisters and aunts; Maryse, Ciara and Aideen; brothers and uncle-in-laws; Mark and Travis and nieces, nephews and cousins; Abi, Kandece, Charlie, Lily and Artie.

By Dylan’s devastated mother Claire Dowling, his adoring grandparents Liz and Andy Dowling and his favourite uncle, Andrew.

By Eoin’s treasured partner Suzie and her two young children Jake and Leon, all of whom were so very special to the boys.

And finally, by Eoin’s aunts, uncles and cousins, his incredible friends, and Dylan’s peers and teachers at Scoil Bhríde N.S, Portlaoise.

Eoin and Dylan were two beautiful souls who enriched the lives of all those around them.

We are eternally grateful to have been fortunate enough to know them, to spend time with them, to share laughter and joy with them, to consider them friends, to call them family.

We will carry them in our hearts forever.

In ár gcroí go deo.

We would like to give special thanks to the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust for their support in bringing our boys home; the Irish Embassy in Turkey for their consular assistance; our family in Oregon for their incredible kindness and generosity, our neighbours and friends in Alanya for their unwavering support; and the family who travelled to Turkey in our time of need.

Reposing at their home at Ballytegan (R32Y2H), on Monday from 2pm with rosary at 8pm. Removal on Tuesday to arrive at SS Peter and Paul’s Church, Portlaoise for 12 noon requiem Mass. It may be viewed on
Interment will follow afterwards in SS Peter and Paul’s Cemetery.

House strictly private on Sunday and Tuesday.

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