Hundreds attend funeral of new Strabane dad, aged 23

The late Stephen Wray
The late Stephen Wray

Hundreds of mourners attended the funeral in Strabane yesterday morning of a well-known young local man who died suddenly just before Christmas.

Stephen Wray, aged 23, was a son of Martin and Donna Wray, formerly of The Orchard, Strabane.

Stephen had became a father in October and it would have been his first Christmas with his baby son, Jordan.

There was widespread shock and sorrow at news of his death on Monday.

Stephen’s funeral was held in Mary’ Church, Melmount yesterday where Fr Michael Doherty, PP., officiated. Burial took place afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Stephen is survived by his heartbroken parents Martin and Donna, brothers and sisters: Martin, Dean, Megan and Chloe and his grandparents Hughie and Maisie Wray.

His facebook page was inundated with messages of sympathy.