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Rayner (Daniel) O'Connor Lysaght

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Rayner (Daniel) O'Connor Lysaght

Killester, Dublin

Rayner (Daniel) O’Connor Lysaght passed away Friday, 2nd July, in Beaumont Hospital after a prolonged illness. He was the eldest son of Arthur Lysaght, surgeon and Jacqueline Lysaght (née Heard) from Wales. Sadly missed by his loving wife Aine, his brother William, sister Priscilla Stewart, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, friends and comrades from around the world. Rayner was a revolutionary Marxist, a historian and author. He lived to make this quote from Trotsky a reality:


“Life is beautiful. Let the future generations cleanse it of all evil, oppression, and violence, and enjoy it to the full.”


In line with Government advice and HSE guidelines regarding public gatherings, a private family funeral will take place on Tuesday 6th July. Those who would have liked to attend but due to current restrictions cannot, please feel free to leave a message in the Condolence Book at the bottom of the page or send on condolences in the traditional manner.


The Funeral Service will be streamed live on Tuesday afternoon, 6th July, at 2pm via the following link:


The above link is provided and managed by an independent streaming company. The Funeral Home accepts no responsibility for its functionality or any interruption to a live service.

Date Published:

Sunday 4th July 2021

Date of Death:

Friday 2nd July 2021

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