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Thursday 18 January 2018

Loving mum 'Danzer' laid to rest after hostel death

The remains of Danielle Carroll are taken from the church after her funeral Mass Photo: Gerry Mooney
The remains of Danielle Carroll are taken from the church after her funeral Mass Photo: Gerry Mooney
Conor Feehan

Conor Feehan

The family of Dublin mother Danielle Carroll, who committed suicide in a homeless hostel, wore yellow ribbons in her honour at her funeral.

Danielle's father Frank Carroll told mourners that he was heartbroken at his daughter's untimely death. The 27-year-old mother-of-two took her own life in her emergency accommodation in the Leixlip House Hotel in Co Kildare last Wednesday.

Speaking at the funeral in the Church of the Incarnation in Fettercairn, Tallaght, Mr Carroll said: "Danzer was my daughter and always will be my daughter. I'll miss her coming in with my two grandchildren."

Danielle had been living in emergency accommodation since the beginning of the year, when her rented accommodation was sold by its owner. She had been offered one house only to have the offer withdrawn later and another property suggested to her, which she felt wasn't suitable for bringing up two young boys. Her eldest son DJ is seven, and Carter is just 20 months.

A tribute to the young mother of two boys. Photo: Gerry Mooney
A tribute to the young mother of two boys. Photo: Gerry Mooney

Symbols of Danielle's life brought to the altar included a photograph of her with her boys, a Budweiser bottle, and a CD of her favourite songs. In front of Danielle's ornate casket was a floral tribute in the word 'Mum'.

During his homily, Fr Jimmy McPartland said that the consolation would be the joyful memories of Danielle, who was full of love for her family.

"Our sadness is that Danzer is gone from us at an age we did not expect," he said.

After the funeral mass, Danielle's casket was brought to Newlands cemetery in a carriage drawn by black horses with black plumes.

Irish Independent

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