STORM #OPHELIA: Cork ARC Cancer Support House pay tribute to nurse killed in storm

17 October 2017
By Mary Bermingham
mary@TheCork.ie

One of the three people who died in yesterday’s high winds was an oncology nurse, who spent much of her career with Cork ARC Cancer support house.

58-year-old Clare O’Neill died after a branch from a tree fell on her car near Aglish, in the West of County Waterford yesterday.

Cork ARC Cancer Support House is closed today as a mark of respect to Clare. Ellen Joyce, Director of Services at Cork ARC Cancer Support House today said: “We are all deeply saddened by the sudden loss of our friend and colleague, Clare O’Neill.  She was a wonderful nurse and a special person who will be missed by the Cork ARC Cancer Support House team, our volunteers and all the people and patients she worked with here and in Youghal.  Our thoughts are with her family at this most difficult time,” said

Clare O’Neill worked with Cork ARC Cancer Support House for over a decade, in both the Cork ARC Cancer Support House in Cork city at O’Donovan Road and in establishing its new service at Friar Street in Youghal.

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