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Tributes for 'beautiful' Eimear O'Neill who died suddenly at Dungannon home

By Staff Reporter

Published 06/01/2016

Eimear O’Neill
Eimear O’Neill
Eimear O’Neill with husband Kieran O’Neill

The brother of a Co Tyrone woman who died suddenly has paid tribute to his "lovely, beautiful" sister after her husband found her dead at their home.

Eimear O'Neill (37) from Dungannon was yesterday described as "one in a million" by friends and family.

The popular woman died at her home in the Moy area on Monday night after her husband Kieran raised the alarm.

It is understood that the married couple were at home together when Kieran left the house for a few minutes and returned to find her body.

Police say they are not treating the death as suspicious.

Hundreds of tributes have flooded social media to remember the "true young lady" who was always "full of smiles".

It is understood Eimear's sudden passing came just hours after she had attended a wake in Dungannon.

Her brother, Conleth McKenna, who is also known as Kicker, paid tribute to his only sister.

He said: "I had to do the hardest thing this evening and that was to say goodbye to my one and only lovely, beautiful sister Eimear who was a true young lady and was loved by her family and many friends up and down the country of Ireland.

"She will be so missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing my sister.

"RIP my beautiful sister Eimear, I love you and miss you."

Angela Heron posted a tribute to the Co Tyrone woman: "Conleth, people near and far are devastated by the loss of Eimear and shocked to say the least, she was so bubbly, full of life and had so much more to give. Always had a big smile and friendly to all. Will be sadly missed but not forgotten. May she RIP. My thoughts and prayers are with you all."

Another posted: "I'm am so sorry to hear about Eimear. Absolutely unbelievable. She was the salt of the earth. A lovely girl. Gutted for you."

A spokesman for the Shambles restaurant in Dungannon where she worked, said: "The untimely death of our beautiful friend Eimear has cast a shadow of sadness upon us all at Shambles. To our dedicated, caring, funny and charismatic Eimear, you will be missed beyond measure by everyone. RIP our beautiful friend xx."

Eimear's body arrived home last night and her funeral is expected to take place on Friday in Moy.

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