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Alexandra Counihan

Alexandra Counihan

Glendalough, Co. Wicklow

Alexandra Counihan (née Gorelova) (Glendalough, Co. Wicklow and formerly of Moscow) May 23rd 2023, (peacefully) at St. Vincent’s Private Hospital, Elm Park with her beloved husband Paul at her side. 

Sadly missed by her loving husband, mother Olga, father-in-law Maurice, mother-in-law Áine, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, her dog Georgie, relatives and friends. R.I.P. 

Reposing at Cunningham’s Funeral Home, Church Avenue, Blanchardstown on Friday evening (26th May) from 6pm until 8pm. 

A Prayer Service will be held on Saturday afternoon at 2.00pm in Glasnevin Crematorium for family and close friends. For those who are unable to travel, the Service may be viewed by following the link below; 

Messages of sympathy and condolences for the family may be left by selecting “Book of Condolences” opposite.

Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to Ovacare Ireland.

Funeral Information

Saturday 27th May 2023


The Family would appreciate if you could leave a message to be put into a book of condolences for the family.

Lucia CounihanCousin

My most sincerest condolences.
Lots of love

Ivan CintadoFriend

Dear Paul, I wish I could be there to hug you in this hard moments. My respects to you family and Alex’s too and I hope to see you soon

Patrick CliffordFriend

I had no idea Alex was ill. I would have loved to get together with you two again before she passed :(

I am absolutely delighted I got to meet her and to see the two of you together, which makes this sad news all the more devastating!

I love you buddy.


James nobleFriend

What a force to be reckoned but kind caring and loving at the same time .
A lovely person who took care of a lovely man will be .sadly missed but never ever forgotten.
She will watch over you paul and guide you through this.I promise , remember she’s at peace now .
Rest easy you mighty women and peace on.
We are here for you spiritually and physically Paul and nothing is to much .
Much love , the nobles

Nik , Gusti and some Maximilian , Bastian and LiamFriends

It was a dull, boring and rather uneventful day, almost 7 years past, that you Paul stood in my office , beaming of pride, introducing your then girlfriend Alex … and I can remember her ear to ear smile, love for life and most of all her love for you , what a beautiful soul.
There have been great times of struggle , heartache and worries but I can only imagine the countless times of unconditional love , love and laughters shared …. This is what we will all remember, carry in our hearts forever.
Sending you all lots of love , big hugs and strength

David & Stephanie HoganFriends

Dear Paul,

We were deeply saddened to hear about the loss of your beautiful wife and our friend, Alexandra. She was an extraordinary woman, and her strength and compassion were truly inspiring. The bond she shared with Stephanie throughout their battles against cancer was a testament to their unwavering support for one another. Alex has left her mark with so many women in similar situations around the world.

Although we may be far away in Dubai, the news of Alexandra’s passing has struck so very close to home for us. We cannot fathom the depth of your heartache, but we want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Paul, you are an incredible man with a heart that matches the size of your larger-than-life personality. We can only imagine how unbearable this loss must feel for you. Please remember that our door and our hearts are always open to you here in Dubai. If there is anything we can do to support you, even from a distance, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

While we cannot be there physically, please know that we are sending our love, strength, and condolences to you. May cherished memories of Alexandra bring you solace and comfort in the days ahead. You are not alone in this journey, and we are here for you, whenever you need us.

With heartfelt sympathy,

Dave & Steph

Dee FayFriend

Paul I am so sorry to hear the very sad news of Alex’s passing. I’m thinking of you during this heart-breaking time. May Alex rest in peace and watch over you.


Hi Paul
I was deeply saddened to hear about the sudden passing of your wife. It’s a devastating news and I’m praying for you in this trying time.
Please keep in mind you are not alone despite the distance.
May the warm memories of your wife comfort you in the coming days.