Mourners attending the funeral of Bray youngster Aaron O’Kelly have been asked to wear red to celebrate Aaron’s life.
Ardmore Rovers who Aaron played for posted the following message from Aaron’s Dad, Paul on behalf of, himself, Aaron’s mum, Sharon, and sister and brother, Eleanor and Robert.
“We have received great comfort from the messages of support that have come from Aaron’s team mates, their families and the wider Ardmore Rovers family.
Playing for his team and representing his club was a huge part of his short life and an incredible source of happiness for him.
We would like the funeral to celebrate Aaron’s life and would ask people to wear splashes of Red which was Aaron’s favorite colour. Ardmore jerseys will be a welcome sight.
While we are broken we realise that the gift we had having Aaron in our life for such a short period out weighs the pain we now feel.
Thank you all for your support.”
Aaron will rest at his home on Herbert Road, Bray, Wednesday 10th January (on what would have been his 13th birthday) from 3pm to 9pm.
Removal at walking pace on Thursday morning at 11:30am from his home to St. Fergal’s Church, Ballywaltrim, Bray, arriving for Funeral Mass at 12 noon, followed by interment in Springfield Cemerery, Killarney Road, Bray.
Tributes have poured in for the popular youngster from soccer and GAA clubs throughout the country.
The FAI have announced that they will hold a special tribute ahead of Ireland’s next home game in memory of Aaron.