Co Derry nun killed in Ecuador earthquake ‘coming home’ to be buried

Sister Clare Crocket
Sister Clare Crocket

The funeral of the County Derry nun who was killed in last week’s earthquake in Ecuador is to take place in the Long Tower Church on Monday morning at 12noon.

The remains of Sister Clare Crockett will be brought home on Friday night and her funeral Mass will be celebrated by Bishop of Derry Donal McKeown.

The 33-year-old, who was from Iona Terrace in the Brandywell, was among the 520 people to lose their lives in the tragedy last week.

In a statement issued last week, Sister Clare’s relatives said: “We want to extend our heartfelt thanks to all those who have contacted our family, visited the family home and donated to the effort to bring Sister Clare home to Derry.”