Portnoo native’s sons were NY storm’s youngest victims

first_img Facebook Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th A special memorial mass is to be held in St Conal’s Church, Kilclooney on the same day that the funeral takes place of two boys who died when they were swept from their mother’s arms in Staten Island, New York last week during Superstorm Sandy. They were the youngest victims of the storm.Four year old Connor Moore and his two year old brother Brandon were the sons of Damien Moore, originally from Portnoo, where his parents still live after returning from the US. Their mother Glenda was trying to get the boys to her mother’s Brooklyn home when her pick up truck was toppled by the wind, and as she tried to wade to safety through the floods, both boys were wrenched from her grasp and washed away.Damien was working for the city council when the tragedy happened.Father Philip Daly, the curate in Kilclooney which serves Portnoo says the boys’ grandparents will not be able to travel to the US for their funeral, so a special simultaneous mass will take place in Donegal. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Portnoo native’s sons were NY storm’s youngest victimscenter_img By News Highland – November 5, 2012 Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic News Previous articleCutliffe says SUSI must be reviewed after long delaysNext articlePortnoo priest speaks on Shaun Doherty Show about NY tragedy News Highland Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more