Sligo man dies in NY construction accident

Gary Feeney, R.I.P.
Gary Feeney, R.I.P.


The death has occurred of 24 year old Gary Feeney of Dorchester and Lugdoon, Templeboy, Co. Sligo. Gary, nephew to Brendan, Greg and Lorcan Feeney, owners of Feeney Brother Excavation Corp., was killed in a tragic accident in an upstate New York construction site on Saturday April 13, 2013. New York State police reports that Gary was pinned under a 40-foot pipe he was helping to unload from a flatbed tractor trailer. He was taken to a near by hospital where he pronounced dead at 11:20 a.m.

Gary is survived by his beloved wife Kelly Melvin-Feeney of Ballina, Co. Mayo, brothers Owen and Stephen, sisters Andrea and Orla, his grandmother Mary Feeney, Dromore West, Co. Sligo, son-in-law to Joe and Patricia Melvin; proud uncle to Sean, Conor and godfather to Lorcan and his broken hearted parents Norma and Fergus.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by William J. Gormley Funeral Service. Details of the wake and funeral will be available online at
The Irish Emigrant extends our heart felt sympathy to the Feeney Family.


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