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Young mum-of-two who died days after her partner is laid to rest in Limerick

Chloe Higgins (26) of Sarsfield Park, Lord Edward Street, died at her home on Friday, September 17
Chloe and Dale

Chloe and Dale

Neil Fetherstonhaugh

The funeral service of a young mum-of-two who died just eight days after her partner has taken place in Limerick.

Chloe Higgins (26) of Sarsfield Park, Lord Edward Street died at her home on Friday, September 17.

She was laid to rest in Mount St. Lawrence (old) Cemetery after her funeral Mass in St Saviour's Dominican Church, Glentworth Street.

Her partner, Dale Hannon (21) of Clarina Avenue, Ballinacurra Weston, who died suddenly in Tenerife on Thursday, September 9, was buried in Mount St Oliver Cemetery on Wednesday following his funeral Mass in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Childers Road.

It is understood the couple had been holidaying together at the time of Dale's death.

Fr Jim Maher SJ, Crescent Comprehensive, shared a memory of Dale as a child.

'So sorry for your heart-breaking loss. I have happy memories of Dale from his Crescent days not least of which is when he would come up behind me, tap my shoulder and hide behind a pillar, thinking it was the funniest thing ever!

'Such a painful event for family, friends and neighbours. Dale and yourselves are in the prayers during this dark time. May the Good Shepherd carry him on his shoulders to a place of healing and light. RIP Dale.'

On Chloe’s page it states that she is 'recently predeceased by her partner Dale'.

'Very deeply regretted by her parents Martin and Michelle, daughters Tia and Charley, sisters Leona and Megan, grandparents Richie and Ann, Johnny and Geraldine, uncles, aunts, relatives and friends,' it adds.

Numerous heartfelt tributes have been paid to both Dale and Chloe on their condolence pages.

'Thinking of Chloe’s family and friends at this sad time,' reads one tribute to Chloe.

'A young soul on her way into the arms of Jesus. May Chloe Rest In Peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family at this very sad time. God bless you all,' adds another.

'My condolences to you all at this sad time. Chloe take care of your mam, dad, children. May you rest in peace,” one other person has written.'

Another adds: 'Michelle and Martin, such heart-breaking news.

'Think of the good times you all shared with each other and I hope they will help you get through this incredibly sad time.

'Fly high with the angels Chloe, you are at peace now.'

One person offers: 'Heartfelt condolences to both families on such heart-breaking news may their gentle souls rest in peace prayers and thoughts with you all at this difficult time.'

On Dale’s page one person has asked: 'May god give Dale the best bed in heaven, one of a kind, I will never forget you, thinking of his family at this sad time.'

Another says: 'My deepest sympathies to Lisa and all Dale's extended family. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this heart-breaking time.'

Another person writes: 'Heartfelt condolences to both families, may they find joy and peace in the next world, will light a candle for the families to get them through this heart breaking time.'

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