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Ferrin family says farewell to third tragic son Stephen

The funeral of Stephen Ferrin, one of three Northern Ireland brothers who took their own lives, has taken place in Co Antrim.

The service took place on Thursday with Requiem Mass held at 10am in Sacred Heart Church followed by burial in Carnmoney Cemetery.

The 31-year-old was found dead at his home in north Belfast on Sunday, just days after being discharged from hospital.

It is the fourth tragedy to hit the wider Ferrin family, as two of Stephen's brothers - Kieran (24) and 19-year-old Niall - died after taking their own lives, as did his cousin Christopher, who was also 19 years old.

Mr Ferrin is survived by his mother and father, sisters Danielle and Seaneen, daughter Sophie and wider family circle.

In a tribute, his parents said earlier this week: "Stephen is a father, a brother and a son who is cherished and deeply loved and he will be sadly missed by all his friends and family."

If you, or anyone close to you, is affected by any issues in this article, please contact the Samaritans on 0845 790 9090 or Lifeline on 080 8808 8000.

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