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Heartbreak after 'unexpected' death of 'much loved' Kilkenny student Lucy Doyle

The teenager died “unexpectedly” on Sunday at St Luke’s Hospital in Kilkenny.
Lucy Doyle

Lucy Doyle

Neasa Cumiskey

Tragic Kilkenny schoolgirl Lucy Doyle will be laid to rest this Friday.

The teenager died “unexpectedly” on Sunday at St Luke’s Hospital in Kilkenny.

Her funeral mass will take place on Friday, 7th January at 10.30am in St. John's Church, with a burial afterwards in St. Kieran's Cemetery.

A notice on RIP.ie reads: “Lucy, cherished youngest daughter of Joe and Johanne and darling sister of James, Emma, Shane, Becky and Vicky, sadly missed by her heartbroken family, Kelly and Pegzey, godmother Mary, brothers-in-law Paul and Sean, sister-in-law Becca, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, extended family, neighbours, her schoolmates and teachers at the Presentation Secondary School and a wide circle of friends.

“May Lucy rest in peace.

“Reposing at her home on Thursday (6th Jan) from 2pm concluding with Rosary and Vigil Prayers at 6.30pm. House private at all other times please. Requiem Mass for Lucy will be celebrated on Friday at 10.30am in St. John's Church with Funeral afterwards to St. Kieran's Cemetery.”

Tributes have been pouring in for the Leaving Certificate student online in recent days, with Lucy’s school, Presentation Secondary School in Kilkenny, honouring the “much loved” pupil on their Facebook page.

They wrote: “It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the death of our much loved 6th year student, Lucy Doyle.

“Lucy's warm smile and charisma will be sorely missed by all in our school community.

“Our heartfelt sympathies are with the Doyle family and Lucy's friends and teachers at this very difficult time.

“May her gentle soul rest in peace. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.”

A number of people commented under the post to offer their condolences to Lucy’s grieving family.

One person wrote: “Rest in peace Lucy, you are gone way to soon you will be missed. Condolences to Johanne and Joe and all family on your devastating loss.”

Another said: “There are just no words. Very fond memories of Lucy. May she rest in peace. Condolences to Johanne, Joe and all the family at this very sad time.”

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