Saturday 22 October 2016

Jennifer Guinness, 78, dies amidst her family

Published 24/01/2016 | 02:30

Mother: Jennifer Guinness Photo: Frank McGrath
Mother: Jennifer Guinness Photo: Frank McGrath

Jennifer Guinness, the victim of a notorious 1986 kidnapping that lasted eight days, passed away peacefully yesterday, aged 78, after a long battle with cancer.

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She was predeceased in 1988 by her husband, merchant banker John Guinness, chairman of the Guinness Mahon bank and a member of the famous brewing family.

She died at home surrounded by her family, son Ian, daughters Gillian and Tania, and her long-term partner Alex Booth.

"She had been sick for a long time. We will remember her as a most loving mother," her son Ian said.

Jennifer had been an enthusiastic sailor and member of Howth Yacht Club, which paid tribute on its website yesterday.

Sunday Independent

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