Penny Dinners coordinator mourns death of volunteer

Penny Dinners coordinator mourns death of volunteer
Caitríona Twomey at Cork Penny Dinners.

Cork Penny Dinners coordinator Catriona Twomey has paid tribute to a volunteer who died suddenly on Friday night 

Lithuanian native, Arunas Butkus, who was in his 50s, was found dead on Oliver Plunkett Street, close to the Cork Simon centre.

Picture: Jim Coughlan.
Picture: Jim Coughlan.

Ms Twomey said Arunas was quite ill “with a lot of illnesses going on” and a heart condition.

The Penny Dinner coordinator said Arunas was “very tired by his suffering and was on massive amounts of medication” 

Ms Twomey said he was also well-loved and volunteered at Penny Dinners, making up hampers for struggling families.

“He loved fishing and would go any chance he got. He loved music and was a big fan of the High Hopes Choir. He also loved cooking dishes from his own country and had a great sense of humour.” 

The veteran Penny Dinner’s volunteer closed the message saying: “Rest in Peace Runi Rest in Love Sweetheart.”

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