Sean Corrigan

A man from Medfield in Boston was killed on Sunday, February 22, when he fell through a skylight of a warehouse roof.

Sean Corrigan, formerly of Shrawee, Cregganbawn, Louisburgh, Co. Mayo, fell through the skylight while inspecting the clearance of snow from a warehouse roof on Will Drive, Canton, Boston, about 5 p.m Sunday, Canton police report.

Another homeowner in the area was injured in a separate fall as the heavy snowfall continues to bring the threat of roof collapse to the region. According to the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, the state has seen at least 147 building and roof collapses since February 9.

42-year-old Sean, a father of three, had lived and worked in Boston for a number of years. A carpenter by trade, he first moved to Boston with his future wife Sheila in the mid-90s, before returning to Ireland and living in Meath. He returned to Boston with his wife and family in 2013 where he joined his two brothers, Pat and Michael, who still live in Boston.

A huge crowd gathered in Boston to say goodbye to Sean at Gormleys, Westport, Roxbury. His remains will be brought back home to Mayo for burial where he will be laid to rest this Sunday in Guesdian Cemetery, Belcarra, following 10am Mass of the Resurrection at the Church of the Holy Family, Killeen.

Sean’s family wish to sincerely thank all friends and neighbors who have comforted his wife, Sheila, and the extended family since last Sunday, as well as the emergency services who attended Sean following the accident.

The Corrigan Family Memorial Fund has been established to support Sean's wife and three children in the aftermath of this tragic accident. The fund aims to collect $75,000 for the family to cover funeral expenses and keep up with bills.

Donations to the Memorial Fund can be made at:

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