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Mother of baby twins is laid to rest in Co Galway


Emma Naughton

Emma Naughton

Emma Naughton

A young Galway mother who gave birth to twins earlier this year has been laid to rest after passing away at home, among family in recent days.

Tributes have been paid to 25-year-old Emma Naughton who gave birth to twin boys in January.

A message on the funeral website RIP.ie said: “After an illness bravely borne the joy the arrival of babies Danny and Kai brought to Emma was way beyond her dreams.

“As she now watches over her little ones may her brave heart and gentle soul rest in peace.”

Ms Naughton was a native of Oranmore and is survived by her parents Pauline and Tom (Heavey), her father John, sister Katie, brothers Jack, Tommy, Noah, stepbrother Dylan, her son’s dad Paul and the extended Naughton, Heavey and O'Connell family.

Ms Naughton was laid to rest in Rinville Cemetery, Oranmore at noon today, following a requiem mass in St. Mary's Parish Church, Athenry.

Tributes have been paid to Ms Naughton from members of the Irish vintage car community, which she was an integral part of.

In a post on Facebook, the Ballinakill Vintage & Classic Owners Club Wrote: “Sad news for all in the classic and vintage movement.

"Deepest condolences to the Heavey and Naughton families on the passing of Emma, may she rest in peace.”

In 2014 the Ireland Heads West for Emma fundraiser was held at Ballybritt racecourse, for Ms Naughton who had the rare liver cancer fibrolamellar carcinoma and needed treatment in the US.

The Vintage Blues & Two's clubs said its members are “gutted to hear the devastating news about this most beautiful young lady”.

“We were all so happy to head west to help her in 2014. The entire vintage community came together for one of our own,” the club said.

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Meanwhile, condolences posted on RIP.ie have described Ms Naughton as a “gentle soul”, a “true angel” and a “strong beautiful young girl gone too soon”.

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