Tuesday, March 22, 2022

A young woman who lost her life in a St Patrick’s Day road accident will be laid to rest today.

A dark shadow has been cast over Erris following the devastating loss of Tracey Moran, of Milltown Glenamoy.

Tracey, aged 26, died when the car she was a passenger in collided with a wall at Knocklower, Pullathomas at 11.15pm that night.

Tracey passed away on Friday morning at Mayo University Hospital, surrounded by her heartbroken and loving family.

Tracey who worked in Specsavers in Ballina, was a popular and much-loved young woman. Her untimely death has stunned and saddened the community.

“It’s just desperately sad. Everyone is devastated,” said local Fine Gael councillor Gerry Coyle. “The whole area is stunned,” he added.

Fianna Fáil councillor Sean Carey remembers Tracey from her time working in a local hotel in Belmullet. “She was always so friendly, warm, and helpful. It’s just shocking what happened. A dark cloud has been cast over the whole community,” said the Belmullet councillor.

Tracey was the beloved daughter of Eamon and Anne Moran, and a dear sister to Michelle O’Donnell (Porturlin), Louise Moran (Lenerevagh, Glenamoy), Thomas (Milltown, Glenamoy) and Rebecca (Milltown, Glenamoy).

She will be sadly missed by her heartbroken family, brothers in law Jonathan and Brendan, Thomas’ partner Shannon, Rebecca’s partner Kevin, her partner Liam, cherished nieces and nephews Seán Óg, Séimí, Aodh, Donagh, Cúan, T.J. and Zoe, uncles, aunts, cousins, relatives, neighbours and many friends.

Requiem Mass takes place at St Paul’s Church, Glenamoy today at 1pm with burial afterwards in Glenamoy Cemetery.

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