THE FAMILY of a Luton Irishman who was found dead in woodland after being missing for two weeks have thanked the community for their support.
Andrew Goldsboro, 78, was laid to rest this week at his parish in the Bedfordshire town.
The Tipperary-native’s daughter Nuala told The Irish Post that the support of local people had been an “enormous” help to grieving family.
“The community and the parish have been absolutely fantastic, sending support in cards and letters” she added. “We thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts.”
More than 500 people packed out St Joseph’s Church to pay tribute to Mr Goldsboro, a very active parishioner who visited the sick and took the house-bound to the supermarket.
Nuala said the community’s support meant a lot to her mother Bernadette, a Donegal native.
“Mum has been okay and like most people in this situation we just take one day at a time,” Ms Goldsboro added. “She has got a great network of friends from the parish of St Joseph’s, which is very important.”
The disappearance of Mr Goldsboro on November 3 sparked a huge reaction from Luton’s Irish community, as local people joined the police search effort.
But two weeks later the retired maintenance engineer’s body was discovered in nearby woodland. Police said the circumstances surrounding his death were “not suspicious”.