Grieving Amy Huberman joined hands to comfort her mother Sandra and brother Paul as she said goodbye to her father Harold at his funeral today. Paul) and Mark.
The actress’ 84-year-old father died four days after his birthday in a traditional Jewish kadish ceremony this afternoon at a funeral home in Blackstone, south Dublin.
Amy’s husband, Brian O’Driscoll, helped carry the coffin onto the hearse before it was transported to Shanagher cemetery.
Mourners included comedian Deirdre O’Kane, actors Lawrence Kinlan and Leigh Arnold.
Amy and Brian’s three children Sadie (9), Billy (7) and Ted (1) were also in attendance.
Huberman’s three siblings are all wearing black sunglasses, Amy is wearing a black jacket, black pants and white shirt, and is carrying a black handbag, while her brother and husband are wearing black suits, white shirts and black ties.
Amy (43) has described her father in recent days as “gorgeous, kind, brave, smart, very, very funny, and an all-around good dad.”
“He taught me many important life lessons, too many to list.”
Her father had Parkinson’s disease and died in a nursing home in Dublin.
Amy is the second of three siblings and the only daughter.
Her father was born into a Polish Jewish family in London after her grandfather fled from Poland to England shortly before World War I to avoid persecution.
Her mother Sandra is from County Wexford and Amy is Catholic.
To learn more about her family history, Amy had previously visited Auschwitz.
At her 2010 wedding to Brian (43) at Co Leitrim, his rugby buddy even joined her at the wedding hora, a popular Jewish tradition.
The actress and writer has previously spoken openly about her father’s illness, which she has always felt deprived him of time with his grandchildren and frustration that they couldn’t see him during the lockdown, as it made her dear Family unit separation.
“One of the things that has affected me the most over the past few years has been my dad’s illness and his poor health because he’s always been a huge person – like every parent – who is my life It’s a huge part of me, and really the foundation of who I am as a person,” the mom of three previously said on Doireann Garrihy’s “Laughter in Life” podcast.
“He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s at this stage about nine years ago and he has been in really bad health for the past two years, which has really gotten worse because of the coronavirus. He is currently in full-time care. “I haven’t been able to see him a lot, but we can now, but it’s really hard.
“It separated my family unit. Because it had to. It was a very slow long process and his health at this particular time prevented him from spending time with the grandchildren. So it’s always been uncommon to me. matter.
“It’s lovely that I spend this extravagant time with my kids and my husband, but on the other hand, when I don’t feel like there is endless time, time with them is taken away. So this It’s been really, really tough, and I’m very excited about it.”