Parents of teenager who died in Greece say son ‘had so much love to give’

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The funeral of one of two Dublin school-leavers who died on a Greek island holiday has heard he had “so much love to give”.

Andrew O’Donnell died on the island of Ios on July 1st when he is believed to have fallen while walking back from a night out.
Hours later, fellow pupil Max Wall also died after falling ill on the island.

The teenagers were among a large group of young people from St Michael’s and other Dublin schools who travelled to the island to celebrate the end of their Leaving Certificate examinations.

During Mr O’Donnell’s funeral on Wednesday at the Church of the Sacred Heart in Donnybrook, his father, Gavin O’Donnell, said “Andrew filled our home with love and joy from the moment he arrived”.

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He added: “He loved, and was loved, by so many people.

“We couldn’t be prouder of Andrew and the man he became – and we will miss him dearly.

“Goodbye Andrew, my beautiful boy.”

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