CAROLINE Sinnott, a sister missing Fiona Sinnott, from Bridgetown, has died suddenly at the age of 47.
She passed away last week in Swansea, in South Wales, following a short illness.
'Her death is very sad and the loss is compounded by the fact she has died not knowing what happened to her sister. She kept her memory alive for all these years, but has died without getting answers about her fate,' said Cllr Ger Carthy.
Fiona disappeared after leaving Butler's Pub in Broadway on her way home to Ballyhit shortly after midnight on February 8, 1998.
As recently as February, gardai, assisted by army engineers, examined the rear garden of a house in Commodore Barry Park in Rosslare as part of their investigations into the fate of the missing teenager, however, details of what if anything was found have not been revealed.
Caroline is the beloved mother of Fionn and Gearoid, daughter of Mary and the late Pat, sister of Seamus, Norman, Diane and the late Fiona, and grandmother of Layla.
She is sadly missed by her loving family, uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. She will be reposing at her mother's residence, Lakelands, in Bridgetown, tomorrow (Wednesday) from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The funeral will arrive at St Mary's Church Kilmore on Thursday for Requiem Mass at 12 noon, followed by burial in the new cemetery, Kilmore.