Limerickman who died following burglary to be laid to rest

Aine Fitzgerald

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Aine Fitzgerald

The home of John O'Donoghue, 62, from Toomaline, Doon, who died of a heart attack after a robbery incident. Picture: Dave Gaynor
FUNERAL arrangements have been announced for the Limerick man who died having suffered a massive heart attack after he discovered intruders at his home.

FUNERAL arrangements have been announced for the Limerick man who died having suffered a massive heart attack after he discovered intruders at his home.

Gardaí received a call shortly after 1.30pm on Thursday and found the body of John O’Donoghue, 62, from Toomaline, Doon, at the edge of the driveway of his house on the outskirts of the village.

Mr O’Donoghue had just returned home with his sister Christina when they were confronted by intruders who had broken into the house.

The gifted carpenter collapsed and died having suffered a massive heart attack. Two intruders fled the scene on foot after their getaway driver drove away without them.

Two men have been charged in relation to the incident and appeared before a special sitting of Limerick District Court on Saturday where they were remanded in custody to appear before the court again on Tuesday.

Mr O’Donoghue will be reposing at White’s funeral home, Doon, on Monday evening from 6.30pm with removal at 8pm to Doon Church. Requiem Mass takes place on Tuesday at 11.30am in Doon Church with burial afterwards in the local cemetery.

Mr O’Donoghue is survived by his sisters Mary, Sheila and Christina, brother Seamus, extended family and friends.