Carn mourns popular businessman

 

Popular businessman Neal Martin Doherty died suddenly in Carn last week.

Popular businessman Neal Martin Doherty died suddenly in Carn last week.

Town remains in shock following sudden passing of Neal Martin Doherty

By Caoimhinn Barr

The sudden death of respected businessman Neal Martin Doherty has caused widespread shock and sorrow in Carn.

Mr Doherty, who ran a successfully jewellery business in the Diamond, died at home from a suspected heart attack early last Wednesday.

He had been due to travel that morning to a wedding in Cyprus with his long-term partner Sharon McDaid.

A huge crowd of mourners packed into the Sacred Heart Church in Carn on Friday morning to pay their last respects at the funeral of the 55-year-old.

Local parish priest Fr Con McLaughlin, who celebrated the requiem mass, described Mr Doherty as ‘very much a larger than life character in Carn’.

“Neal was a real people person. He had this magnetism about him that would have drawn others towards him. He always had people around him.”

 

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