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Seán Patrick "The Duke" O'Byrne


O’BYRNE, Seán Patrick “The Duke” (Formerly of Marrowbone Lane, The Liberties, Dublin, Zurich, Switzerland and Austin, Texas) November 2nd, 2018 (peacefully) at St. James’s Hospital, Dublin.

Beloved husband of Megan and loving father of Shane.

Fondly remembered by his loving wife, son, daughter-in-law Aneta, brothers Andy and Craig, sisters Christina, Kathy and Philomena, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Reposing at Cunninghams Funeral Home, Chapel Hill, Lucan on Wednesday evening from 6pm to 8pm. A celebration of Sean’s life will take place on Thursday afternoon at 1pm in Newland’s Cross Crematorium. Family flowers only please. Donations in Sean’s memory, if desired, to a charity of your choice.

“Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis”

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Mac McDonnellFriend

Seán was an influencer. I knew immediately upon our first meeting that we would be friends for life. That was 30yrs ago. I saw first hand how people were drawn into his world with out realizing it. His heart was always open to new friends, he was deeply opinionated on important things, his smile would calm a storm. I am deeply saddened by the loss of my brother, my friend. I will miss the “hey Murph!” “Up the yard Barney” “Bob’s yer uncle” and mostly “hey Macie Boy”. I will lift a jar in your honor Lad, and toast your amazing life. You are loved by all My Friend

Steven NiggFriend

This is indeed sad news. I wish to send my condolences to Megan and Shane as well as to the city of Austin which has lost a favorite landmark.

Tom NiggFriend

Dear Megan and family
Again l want to send you my condolences.
Sean was a larger than life personality which people seemed to be drawn to when he entered a room.
l am so glad l was able to speak to both of you earlier this year!
Knew right away l was talking with him by his enthusiasm and his famous ““You know what l mean”….
When l was in Zurich a few weeks ago l passed the Oliver Twist. 
l truly believe that Sean was (and still is) a personality which will live on in that area of Zurich for a very long time!!
l wish you and your family my very best wishes and condolences.
My thoughts are with you.

George and Ann-MarieFriends

Seán was a huge part of Zurich and a huge part of our lives, a very beloved friend.
He was the backbone of the Oliver Twist, the magnet that brought people together, the funny Irish man with the wonderful sense of humour, infectious laugh and the gift of the gab. He not only knew how to make everyone laugh but to also feel welcome and special, a rare talent.
He was known far and wide and his kind-heartedness, jovial nature and wit were legendary.
Seán was such an important part of our lives, and will forever remain in our hearts as an unforgettable and cherished friend that we had the honor of knowing. The wonderful times and laughs we had over the years are the most treasured of memories in our hearts.
Seán was one of a kind and his memory will live-on forever. Our deepest condolences to Meagan, Shane and family.