The tearful funeral capped a painful week that saw Markey succumb to injuries she sustained after being struck by a taxi cab in Manhattan.
Markey, who lived in Queens, was working as a barmaid at Bull McCabe’s pub in Manhattan.
Two weeks ago, she was crossing the street near the intersection of 11th Avenue and 51st Street when she came from behind a bus and was hit by a taxi heading uptown, according to cops and witnesses.
The cabbie stayed at the scene and was not issued summonses or charged, cops said.
Markey was taken to St. Vincent’s Hospital where she clung to life until she died the next day.
Her parents, Thomas and Deirdre, had flown to America to be by her side following the accident.
Markey had traveled to New York with a boyfriend eight months ago. Patrons of at the bar where she worked were quick to send their condolences and spoke of the bubbly, friendly Markey.
Bebhinn’s brother Adrian told the Irish Independent that the family is devastated by her death.
“Everyone is in shock. I want to thank everyone from the town who has helped and supported us. My mother is devastated,” he said.
After learning of Markey’s death, SDLP Assemblyman PJ Bradley said: “When children leave home to further their knowledge in the big world that is out there, it does instill a sense of concern in every parent as worry and fear naturally enters their inner thoughts.
“Sadly, for Tommy and Deirdre, that fear has become a reality.”