On the banks of the sparkling Hudson River, and amid bagpipes and legions of grieving family and friends, 30-year-old Mark Lennon was mourned at a funeral service Friday morning, one week after a late-night boating trip went tragically wrong.
Lennon, of Pearl River, had services at St. John's Church in Piermont, just a short way from where a powerboat carrying him and five others slammed into a construction barge last Friday night.
A lengthy queue of cars stretched along Piermont Avenue in Piermont, and hundreds of mourners shuffled out from under a blue sky and into the darkened brick church for an 11 a.m. service.
Lennon was slated to be the best man at friend Brian Bond's August 10 wedding. The to-be bride, Lindsey Stewart, was also killed in the collision. Stewart's funeral was held during Thursday's dreary weather in Pearl River.
Bond was a passenger on the powerboat, as well, but was plucked from the Hudson River without life-threatening injuries. _______