THE funerals will take place on Tuesday in Carndonagh of the couple found brutally murdered at their home on Thursday.
The remains of James (77) and Kathleen (73) Cuddihy, Churchtown, Carndonagh left the Eternal Light Chapel of Rest, Carnamuggagh, Letterkenny at 6pm on Sunday.
The removal was strictly for family and friends only at the expressed wishes of the Cuddihy family who are struggling to come to terms with the trgaedy.
They will be brought to the home of their son, James, for waking before the funeral mass at 11am on Tuesday in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Carndonagh.
A brief statement was issued by gardai on behalf of the Cuddihy Family on Sunday afternoon.
“The family thank An Garda Síochána, medical and other personnel, neighbours, friends and the local community for their support and sensitivity at this most difficult time,” it read.
“They ask that they, their extended family and the local community be allowed to observe local traditions without media intrusion to enable them to honour Jimmy and Kathleen with dignity in the coming days.
“The family will not be releasing any further statement at this time,” the statement added.
The remains were released by gardai from the morgue at Letterkenny General following detailed forensic examinations by the State Pathologist, Dr Marie Cassidy and after thorough investigations at the family home by officers from the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation.