Limerick road victim is laid to rest

Norma Prendiville

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Norma Prendiville

THE story of Aileen O’Brien Page, was very much an unfolding one when it was brought to an abrupt end last Saturday morning , the chief celebrant at her Requiem Mass, Fr John Campion said this Wednesday.

THE story of Aileen O’Brien Page, was very much an unfolding one when it was brought to an abrupt end last Saturday morning , the chief celebrant at her Requiem Mass, Fr John Campion said this Wednesday.

And he described the young wife and mother-to-be as a person who listened, who cared, who comforted, who appreciated love and who had time and a kind word for everyone.

“She believed her great dream was about to become reality,” Fr Campion continued, explaining that Aileen and her husband Wayne had just revealed they were expecting their first child to family and close friends.

Her death, Fr Campion said, was “like a power failure” for those close to her. “Everything stops, the TV goes blank, the radios goes silent, worst of all the light goes out.”

“It wasn’t supposed to be like that, there was so much more to be told, so much more to be shared.” .”

Instead, Aileen Page, nee O’Brien, formerly of Pallaskenry and late of Raheen, died in a single-car accident last Saturday morning at Hurlers Cross, Shannon, Co Clare.

The accident happened about 5am when Ms Page was on her way to her job with Servisair in Shannon and Gardai believe she may have swerved to avoid an animal when her car left the road and collided with a tree.

Crowds spilled out on to the street from St Mary’s church, Pallaskenry this Wednesday as Aileen’s many worlds came together for her final journey.

Aileen is survived by her husband Wayne, parents Stephen and Margaret, sister Ciara, brother Denis and his wife Noreen, her nephew Donncha, relatives, friends, work colleagues and neighbours.

Her colleagues from Servisair formed a guard of honour at the funeral and the Redemptorist Choir from Limerick, where Stephn O’Brien is a member, sang during the Requiem Mass. Aileen was laid to rest in Kilcornan graveyard.