Tragic Manago Twins Charli & Robbie Remembered At Funeral
Infant twins Charli and Robbie Manago were farewelled in an emotional service at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church, in Rouse Hill in Sydney this morning.
Parents Robert and Fleur, along with their children Bryan, Antonia, Angelica and Trinity, showed incredible bravery as the tiny white coffins featuring a teddy bear sitting on top were brought into the church.
Lorence Maroon, the young godfather of Charli, gave an emotional tribute to the twins, as pictures of the twins appeared on a large screen.
“We will never forget you,” he said
Mourners had been encouraged to wear colourful clothing and priest Father Warren told the congregation that the children had gone to a happier place and the family would be reunited with them in heaven.
They were later buried at a private ceremony in Castle Hill.
Mr and Mrs Manago had requested no flowers but instead asked for donations to be made to the hospital that looked after the twins.
The Our Lady of the Angels Primary School issued a statement on behalf of the family.
“Our community has shared, in a small way, the sadness and despair of the Manago family,”
“Throughout this time, we have received many requests of ways to help and support them."
“The heartbroken parents Robert and Fleur Manago of Kellyville Ridge, have requested no flowers."
“Instead, they have asked for donations to be made to the Family Support Unit at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.
“Thank you to everyone for your prayers and support in so many other ways during this time."
“We continue to pray for the Manago family for God to give them the faith to know that Charli and Robbie are always with them and the strength for their life to return to normal, especially Bryan, Antonia, Angelica and Trinity.”
The twins were pulled unconscious from the backyard pool of their Kellyville Ridge home on December 20.
Charli passed away on December 26 and Robbie three days later.
The GoFundMe website set up by friend Nicole Anderson reads.
“The care from everyone at the hospital was beyond incredible and made this horrific time a little easier. Flour and Robert would like to raise money for the hospital … in remeberance (sic) of their beautiful twins,”